- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; 1 edition (Feb. 17 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060085452
- ISBN-13: 978-0060085452
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.3 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 295 g
- Average Customer Review: 37 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #417,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Boy Meets Girl Paperback – Feb 17 2009
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From Publishers Weekly
This latest adult novel by the prolific Cabot (she's responsible for the ever-popular Princess Diaries franchise) unfolds, like 2002's The Boy Next Door, entirely through e-mails, journals, instant messages, phone mail, deposition transcripts, notes scribbled on menus, to-do lists and other hallmarks of a modern girl's life. Kate Mackenzie, an idealistic HR representative at the New York Journal, has just been forced by her evil boss, Amy Jenkins, to fire Ida Lopez, the wildly popular dessert cart lady at the company cafeteria. Ida bakes delectable goodies, but she won't serve them to priggish Stuart Hertzog, the paper's legal counsel, who happens to be engaged to Amy, known as the T.O.D. (tyrannical office despot) to Kate and her best friend and co-worker Jen. Sweet Ida sues for wrongful termination, and Stuart charges his younger brother, Mitch, with handling this delicate matter. But Mitch actually cares about justice more than his brother's bitchy fiancee (he's only working at the family firm at his sick father's request), and he quickly confounds Kate's expectations with his Rocky and Bullwinkle tie and "tie-him-to-the-bed" good looks. When the T.O.D. tries to lay the blame for her HR blunder on Kate, Mitch goes to the furthest reaches of lawyerly chivalry to save his ladylove. Studded with humorous details poking fun at social climbers and corporate drones, this book is less a novel than a collection of lighthearted barbs, gleeful cliches and panicky (but comic and brief) freakouts. Cabot's 20-something fans will likely devour this fluffy, fun urban fairy tale.
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Kate, an earnest young human resources representative at the New York Journal, must handle a dreadful case. Her evil boss, Amy, is forcing her to fire the beloved Ida Lopez, whose desserts are famous in the senior staff room, just because Ida refused a second dessert to the detestable Stuart Hertzog, Amy's beau and the paper's lawyer. When Ida Lopez sues the paper for wrongful termination, the case goes to Mitchell, Stuart's handsome, unconventional brother. Kate is charmed by Mitch, despite the fact that she is sure he is just like his brother. He is certainly nothing like her ex-boyfriend, Dale, who is still trying to get her back though he still doesn't want to get married. Despite the forces standing in their way, Mitch and Kate are falling for each other until Mitch tries to catch Amy in a lie during a deposition, which has disastrous consequences for Kate. Told in a series of e-mails, phone messages, instant messages, and journal entries, Cabot's novel is delightfully fun to read. Kristine Huntley
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is so funny. And so easy to read. Loved it from start.
Kate's life hasn't been all that good lately, for starters she is crashing at her best friend's couch. Her boss hates her- the TOD or Amy - and she has just been forced to fire Ida Lopez though she knows is wrong. Enter Mitch Hertzong, brother of Stuart Hertzong - TOD's boyfriend. Mitch is a lawyer, enough said for Kate not to like him, problem is, she does like him!
Love the Emailing back and forth. Oh, and don't miss the IM-converstion between Jen and Tim, that totally cracked me up!
There are some funny moments and I think if PART of the story was told in electronic communications and the rest in narrative, it would have been very good.
Another flaw was that every character's 'voice' was similar and communicated similarly. Their email, voice mails and instant messages were so similar, they could have been one person.
She also did this thing where whoever was chatting/emailing would clarify in this manner:
"John Doe came in and punched Mr. Smith. Oh, he's so handsome. John Doe, I mean."
Every character would clarify WHO they were speaking of using the "...I mean" phrasing. It served only to bring me out of the story and realize a single person wrote this and a novel should never distract the reader from the story with flaws like this.