Surviving the Rachel
by Aven Ellis
Summary from Goodreads:
Life after college graduation is not at all what twenty-one-year-old Bree Logan expected. Unable to find a professional communications job, dumped by the guy who was THE ONE, and stuck with a pricey city apartment she can’t afford, Bree ends up moving back home with her parents in the suburbs and working as a cocktail waitress at a posh Chicago hotel.
In a desperate attempt to get a fresh start, Bree goes to a hip salon and requests that the first available stylist chop off her long dark hair. Alarmed when the stylist suggests “The Rachel,” after the famous haircut from the show Friends, Bree is hesitant, but decides to go for it when she is assured it will be a “fresh, modern adaptation” of the infamous 90’s cut. Unfortunately for Bree, it turns out to be exactly the same cut, but with horrific heavy bangs added to it. Hideous doesn’t even begin to describe it.
Bree is convinced nothing will ever go right when she meets neighbor Jack Chelten, a twenty-five-year-old German translator. Not that Bree is looking to date anyone, but there’s something quirky and intriguing about his freckle-splashed face and blue eyes. And suddenly Bree finds herself seeking out different opportunities and challenges . . . as well as the boy next door.
In her new adult life, Bree learns that sometimes you have to go through crises to get to where you need to be. And if you can survive The Rachel, you can survive anything, right?
Aven Ellis is one of my favorite authors and every time she has a new book out, I get really excited because it’s a sure thing -I just know I’m going to love it. Her characters are usually sweet and quirky and very real. This is the case with Jack Chelten, for example. Jack is a totally normal guy and I love that. Of course he is a good guy so he is sweet and thoughtful but he is not the far-fetched kind of hero that we see at times in romance novels. Bree is also your average girl and their story could be anybody’s story. If you like down to earth romance, you will love Surviving The Rachel or any of Aven Ellis’s books for that matter because you really can’t go wrong with her.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
4 out of 5 stars