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Review: Rachel Schurig – Three Girls and a Leading Man

Rachel Schurig - Three Girls and a Leading ManI have to say, this was definitely the most disappointing book of the series. Having read Three Girls and a Baby from Ginny’s perspective and Three Girls and a Wedding from Jen’s, I was right about Three Girls and a Leading Man being all about Annie.

But for some reason, I just couldn’t click with Annie. She seemed to be constantly whiny and wrapped up in herself, and she just wasn’t a pleasant character to read. I found myself continually wanting to slap her round the face and tell her to snap out of it!

The book starts off with all the main characters jetting off on a trip to Las Vegas, which seemed completely random and not really tied into the book, apart from the fact that it was where she met Nate. And since he lived in Detroit anyway, it seems like she could have just met him there and saved a load of pages for the part of the story that we actually wanted to read, namely their on-off romance.

Then finally once they get back to Detroit, it seems like Annie’s self obsession is destined to keep her alone, just how she thinks she wants it. But as a reader you know better and you’re screaming at the book telling her not to be so stupid.

Typical chick-lit, I’m sure I don’t need to give you three guesses as to the ending, although Annie does make some decisions that are a bit surprising.

The book did provide me with a lovely quote though. I’ve not had many stand out quotes recently since I’ve been reading mostly crime books, but I thought this was beautiful.

“Being with someone is not a burden, not when you’re right for each other. We don’t hold each other back. We make each other better.”

Having just looked online, I can see that there are a couple more books added to the series since this bowser was compiled, so I may have to give them a try, but not until I’ve made a bit more headway into my ‘to-read’ pile which seems to be growing forever longer!

2/5

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