Publish Date: November 8, 2011
Origins: From Publisher for Review
Format: Trade Paperback
Order From: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Synopsis: New decade. New job. New shenanigans.
After rebounding from a broken engagement and relinquishing her job in sports PR, the irrepressible Waverly Bryson has a new man, a new career, and a new lease on life. Her part-time gig as an advice columnist has proven to be as entertaining as it is affirming, and her fledgling greeting-card line, Honey Notes, is off to a promising start. After a series of disastrous romantic rebounds, she has settled into a long-distance relationship with handsome Jake McIntyre. Things are certainly looking up at least, until lingering emotional baggage threatens her love life and her best friends stun her with a pair of shocking announcements. Suddenly Waverly is faced being left behind by everyone she loves. And in the Waverly fashion, things must get comically worse before they can get better. It takes forming an unexpected new friendship with an elderly neighbor and meddling in the love lives of two of her coworkers to make "the American Bridget Jones" realize that although life - before and after thirty - never fails to be messy and unpredictable, friendship and love make it all worthwhile.
Review: I never read the first Waverly book, Perfect on Paper, but I didn't feel as if I missed anything. It's a Waverly Life is a cute and relaxing read which zips you along through the chaos that is Waverly's life. As those around her reach new life milestones and her own life is falling apart, Waverly's got to suck it up and put on her big-girl shoes. Funny, quirky, and a quick read, Ms. Murnane has written a great escape read.
Waverly Bryson Series: Perfect on Paper (1), It's a Waverly Life (2)