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About the Book:
When twenty-five-year-old Pru Anderson—braless, pajama-clad, and clutching her cat, Chuck—is rescued from her burning Los Angeles apartment, the thing that scares her most is meeting the neighbors. New people make her hide in the bathroom, counting by sevens, but when her home is destroyed, she must turn strangers into friends … or crawl back to the controlling parents she only recently escaped.
What would her idol, Pepper Hathaway, do? That’s a no brainer: the detective-slash-supermodel heroine from Pru’s favorite TV series would take no prisoners while looking fierce in a tankini and stilettos. So when the chance comes up to live with playwright Ellen, Pru sets aside her fears and goes for it.
Thus begin the adventures of a girl who’s never had a job, a friend, or a first kiss. Swept into Ellen’s whirlwind life, Pru begins to build her own, as director’s assistant for a new play, muse to brooding actor Blake, and possible love interest to adorably neurotic neighbor, Adam.
Only one thing can derail Pru’s exhilarating journey. Well, actually, it’s two things—and they’re in a car headed straight for LA to torpedo her life. When the past that nearly destroyed her comes calling, who will she be: a Prudence or a Pepper?
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Just Pru by Anne Pfeffer was sheer book perfection for me from the first page to the last. I fell in love with Pru right away. I wanted to jump right in and be her best friend. Pru is a mess. She has been all her life and has been told that she’s a mess all her life. Pru just has no idea how amazing she really is, and it takes some pretty crazy situations to get her there.
Pru has lived at home with her parents and not really experienced life. She bases all of her assumptions on TV shows and movies. Pru finally moved out into her own apartment, but when there is a building fire, her neighbors don’t even know she lives in the building. Pru is forced to make some tough choices for survival after she isn’t able to return to her burned-out apartment. Ellen, a neighbor, takes her in for a week in exchange for using Pru’s car.
This was just a great read. I was laughing out loud so many times while reading, and underlining in my Kindle frequently. The dialogue and character interactions are wonderful. I loved following Pru on her journey, and I didn’t want her story to end. It was great to see her blossom and grow. This is one of the best books I’ve read and I know Pru will be on my mind for quite some time. You need to read this. Your girlfriends need to read this. Your book club needs to read this. Just read it! Five (hundred?) big shiny stars for Just Pru by Anne Pfeffer.
Blurbs for the books in the giveaway:
When shy, anxious Pru loses her apartment in a building fire, she learns how to make friends and find love.
“….a laugh out loud, heartwarming story…. The eccentric characters are easy to fall in love with and to cheer for…” The Self Publishing Review
Girls Love Travis Walker
Despite his sexy charm and good looks, Travis must struggle to get the job and girl that he wants.
“This novel deserves every award it got… an incredible redemption story that’s both lighthearted and sincere…” http://www.talksupeblog.com
The Wedding Cake Girl
When expert scuba diver Alexandra wants to leave her island home for college, she must stand up to her difficult, demanding mother.
“A well written emotional plot with a lot of twists and turns that will keep you hooked from the beginning. Highly recommended for all YA genre fans…” http://www.coziecorner.blogspot.com
Any Other Night
After Ryan’s friend Michael dies with a secret, Ryan must take over Michael’s unfinished business.
“…. beautifully realized characters in a gripping, page-turning plot….This lively, fresh young-adult romance is Say Anything for a new generation…”
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