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January 25, 2013

Review: How To Get Over Your Ex by Nikki Logan


Title: How To Get Over Your Ex 
Author: Nikki Logan
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: January 22, 2013
Genre(s): Chick Lit
Source: NetGalley
Format: Egalley
Pages: 224
fter her on-air proposal is turned down by her commitment-phobe boyfriend, Georgia Stone must learn to survive singledom. Unfortunately, thanks to a clause in her contract, she has to do it under the watchful gaze of brooding radio producer Zander Rush. And so begins the Year of Georgia! Lurching from salsa classes to spy school, Georgia discovers a taste for adventure. Her biggest thrill so far? Flirting with danger-aka the enigmatic Zander. But admitting she's ready for more than just a fling...? Definitely Georgia's scariest challenge yet!
How To Get Over your Ex was the perfect book to take me out of my reading slump and at the same time remind me why I read so much Chick Lits back in the day and why I loved it s much. I know many people think chick lit books all have the same old story and happy ending but you know what? if it keeps me engaged, entertained, and happy then why not? The saying "if it isn't broken, then why fix it?" suits this situation. 
The story begins straightaway with the main protagonist proposing to her boyfriend of one year... on LIVE RADIO, and guess what? He rejects her on LIVE RADIO. Georgia is so embarrassed she runs off to the elevator but someone goes in with her, and instead of ogling and giving her pitiful looks, he actually shields her from other people's pathetic need to indulge in people's embarrassment. He hustles her out of the parking lot so she won't face the people in the reception and gets in his porsche and drives away. Now why couldn't she have a caring man like that? one who wouldn't have embarrassed her on live radio or at least rejected her in private? the man turns out to be Zander, the boss of EROS radio. He is the person behind this valentine's promotion of "giving a little push to the one you love". And I was so glad that we see a lot more of him after this encounter 
Georgia's life turns upside down. Somehow all of London has heard of her story, even tracked her boyfriend, and started taking sides. Another problem is that her boyfriend works in the same place where she does and somehow she ended up left friendless because they all sided with him. Now, because Georgia signed a contract for an all expense paid wedding, and since there is no wedding Zander created a "The year of Georgia" where she could do whatever she wanted with fifty thousand pounds for one year. This is when Georgia and Zander start getting close together. I loved how their relationship progressed and how each of them needed this year to get over an event rom their past to move on. The activities Georgia did were fun and I loved their initial denial towards each other and how closed off and misunderstood Zander was. I especially loved how Georgia was a scientist with a good job and enough money to be independent. 
How To Get Over Your Ex was such a relaxing and entertaining read. I think Nikki Logan is a great writer and she has restored my love for Chick Lits. I wished it was longer but its only around 200 pages. It kept me from my studies and reminded me that the chick lit genre is a non-YAgenre that I need to start reading from more often. 

13 comments:

  1. Now this is a book I LOVE to read it!! Cute, and fun and full of unexpected romance. I'm so glad you enjoyed this, and I just can't wait to pick it up and see how it turns out. Plus, I completely agree with you, who cares if such books are predictable..if they have the ability to truly entertain us readers then as you put it why the heck not!? lol ;p LOVE IT!

    Fantabulous review, Juhina! :]

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

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  2. Ooh, I haven't read chick lits in a LONG time! Mostly because there hasn't one that caught my attention yet, but this sounds fabulous! I think I said it before-- hate/neutral turned love- my favorite kind of story!

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  3. I want to read this :) Great review Maja

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  4. I don't read much chick-lit, but this does sounds like a fun book. Sometimes a predictable storyline isn't a bad things at all - it can still be entertaining even if it doesn't bring anything new. I'm glad you enjoyed this!

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  5. I don't read a lot of Chick Lits. They have to be really good for me to want to read them. This one sounds pretty good though! Glad you enjoyed it. I might have to check it out :)

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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  6. EROS radio? LOL! This totally sounds like a Valentine's treat - loved your review, Juhina :)

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  7. This sounds like a breath of fresh air sort of read. I might need to pick up something like this soon—been reading some heavy stuff recently. Glad you enjoyed it, and fabulous review! :-)

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  8. O absolutely enjoy such light hearted, easy, chick lit books! This one sounds really good and I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Awesome review, Juhina! How To get Over Your Ex is going straight to my TBR. :D

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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  9. Although this wasn't my favorite of the new Harlequin KISS line of romances, it was cute and definitely enjoyable!

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  10. This sounds so cute! I haven't read too many chick-lits, and this sounds like a great to read to get into them. Also, I love the idea for the romance :) Awesome review!

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  11. Yay! I'm so glad to hear you loved this, Juhina. Yes, these Chick Lits can be the same story we're accustomed to, but sometimes that's exactly what I want! I love the HEAs they inevitably contain. I got this one too and now I can't wait to pick it up. How awful to be dumped on live radio! Poor girl. :)

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  12. I was a bit wary reading more books from Harlequin Kiss, but this one sounds really good. I'm definitely going to check it out.
    Great review! :)

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