Summary via Goodreads:
Pandora Ann Phillips’ life is just normal-crazy
Her mom’s a psychic, her dad’s mom is a snob, her mom’s parental units are “too down to earth” and her best friends are newlyweds. Okay, so her best friends being newlyweds isn’t really abnormal, but living with them in a cramped two-bedroom apartment definitely is. Sex, sex, sex is totally on their minds. Actually it’s not only on their minds, but it’s on the kitchen table, couch, on top of the washer…well, you get the picture.
Being a celibate (not by choice, mind you) full-time college student, and an almost full-time barista, Pandora can’t afford to lose anymore sleep. So, she seeks out a new place to lay her head. Enter three “drool worthy” male models that are looking for a fourth roommate and they want her…and won’t take no for an answer.
Hilarity ensues as Pandora’s life turns completely upside down, and she begins to wonder if it will ever be the same again!
My Review: (4 out of 5 stars)
What a lovely ending. 😀
Song Choice: “All I Want is You” by Barry Louis Palisar, “One and Only” by Adele, “I Need Your Love” Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding
First thoughts: I thought this was a lovely little tale about a girl’s journey about finding love. While I am not the biggest contemporary fiction reader – aside from special little gems like so that really catch my interest. When i saw the summary for this I wanted it, right then and there – unfortunately it wasn’t out at the time so i anxiously awaited for its arrival, worth it 🙂 As writing for the first time on her own, in her debut book, Amanda Jason did a pretty kickass job. (yeah I swear hahaha if you read this book you will get that joke)
Thoughts on Plot: So like I said not huge contemporary reader but I will tell you this, I am pretty sure this was pretty original. Now going into it I had my concerns main one was this: HOLY MOTHER FUCKER THERE IS GOING TO A LOVE TRIANGLE. Like the mother of all love triangles, yeah surpassing the Edward Jacob debacle of the Twilight Era. Luckily though (hahaha okay i am done laughing at myself for now) there really wasn’t one – thank goodness for that. another first thought when I went into this was – was this going to have echoes of a personal favorite movie of mine Head over Heels? again no it won’t and the girl moves with in four FEMALE models, so its okay but the thought was there 😉 hahaha anyways so back to the book. I really did enjoy this, the plot moved fairly quickly, but there were a few times i felt that were rehashing something that i thought we should have been over by now, okay whatever i let it go. Though most of my problems and i say problems very loosely, more like annoyances were with characters. So anyways back to the plot, i was fooled! but then i got it on the second try so yay! i am not going to tell you my guesses so :p so OVERALL this was really a story about a girl finding her self-esteem, and her having a new adventure that would define her life. moving on
Dora whose full name is crazy ass awesome – Pandora: Yeah. Anyways she was all sort of interesting there were moments i loved her. other moments i wanted to punch her is the goddamn face, sorry, she was were some of my annoyances lay. Anyways she was really witty and funny at times, she had amazing come backs and usually always stood her ground…well that isn’t 100% true, but she was brave when needed to be. There were a lot of times she judged the boys before she really got to know them and at first it was okay but after awhile it seemed unfair to me, she shouldn’t have been so judgmental. Okay so moving on from that she also had a lot of moments where her self-esteem, which okay i am a woman i get it, TRUST ME I FUCKING GET IT. But at one point even i was going, enough is enough you are gorgeous – flaunt it. Anyways more times than not though i liked her, even dare i say? Loved her? she was a good MC
Drew: There was more than meets the eye on this boy, unfortunately he was where some more of my annoyances lay, i guess i was looking for more of Amanda showing us that he was the bad boy – the one that Dora seems to refuse to label him as anything else. We hear about all these things that he has done, but you never see it, so being that I KNOW Dora is very perspective she would have caught onto this sooner as well, but anyways. he is labelled as the “bad boy” the one who is the most famous and most loved by everyone. But if you watch him, really watch him when reading you will see he is anything but and i guess the contradictory-ness of how Dora saw him and how i saw him were at odds with each other and that is why i was annoying. ME – PERSONALLY.
Colin: He was there. He was the british-accented boy who was smexy and i wish that we had more of there personalities. the boys were kinda always together and seeing them separately was rare and few, so when we did get Colin alone he was somewhat playful, he was oh so smexy and again i come back to my early annoyances – i just wish there was more about the boys separately.
Liam: He is the grumpy one that is also an Aussie, and the quiet one. He comes out of his shell closer to the end of the book, becomes more talkative and happy which in turn makes me happy.
Jeff: the friend that sort of comes out of no where and he and Dora seem like they had never been separated. I am shocked to be honest that she wasn’t living with him first, he is really seems more like her best friend then Julie (is it Julie or Julia? God i am horrible with names and I don’t want to look it up because i am lazy) and Kevin. Anyways so yeah.
The ending really was beautiful, and knowing the story behind the name that the author decided to pick to write under makes it all the more beautiful.