Review – If It’s a Pain in the Ass, Then You’re Doing it Wrong – J. C. Clarke

Summary:

His Princess was a little bit eclectic, a lot of eccentric, and a big time potty mouth. She was outgoing and loud, but held her friends and family close to her heart. She ranted about everything wrong in the world, yet her wild passion made him fall hard and fast. Life gave him the middle finger when she opened his eyes to the beauty around him—and right in front of him.

Her Prick-a-Doodle-Do was an uptight businessman through and through. He never saw the fun in anything and she knew right from the
start she could have fun with this man and get him to see things differently. He made her see she didn’t have to always be alone, even when
surrounded by people. A knack of bringing out the best in her made her fall for him, even if she didn’t want to admit it to herself.

Both were raised in ‘high society’, but where one was guided by the rules, the other had fun going against them. Though he was her new boss, she didn’t give two hoots about it so when she was given an opportunity to express her views about a certain subject, she readily
agreed.

It’s now her personal mission to make Bossman’s life a little harder, while experiencing a little fun along the way, of course.

Because . . . if it’s a pain in the ass, then you’re doing it wrong.

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Review:

Red Stars 5

This is a book that I read in it’s very early beginnings. This end product is quite a bit different from how it was, and is the perfect showcase for Clarke’s sarcasm and, let’s be honest, weird sense of humour.

As an author and a reviewer, the blog posts were quite possibly my favourite bit of this book. Niamh writing about everything she hates about books of a certain genre made me cry laughing. I have whinged and moaned about many of those very things on many an occasion, but to see it there in black and white makes it all the more irritating and real.

Niamh (Princess) has a very distinctive voice, both i her blog posts and the story that runs alongside them, especially when she has the devil in her (I actually read that whenever it was stated in my Granny’s voice. It’s something she said, a lot).

While she’s an American character, she sounds British now and then, which is understandable due to her love and addiction of British TV. I loved her close, and sometimes embarrassing, relationship with both of her parents, and the way she says what she ‘s thinking – even if it’s not always the best thing to do.

She loves to have fun and doesn’t let her work encroach on that. When we first meet her, she’s not enjoying her job, and makes the most of her days at the office, usually by winding up the older ladies that work with her (I’ve worked with women like that and have often been tempted to do the same).

Dylan on the other hand is much more focussed when it comes to work. He’s determined to make the magazine the best it can be. At first, he comes across as a little awkward – he likes the ladies, but can get flustered now and then, especially when faced with someone as forthright as Niamh.

Their first meeting is hilarious, and pretty much comedy genius – afterall, a faceful of boobs in the dark – who wouldn’t want that?

The split POV of the book is really well done, and gives us a good insight into both of the characters and how they feel about each other and the situations they’re placed in.

The only issue I had with the book is the cliffhanger at the end. I know Clarke has given us a teaser of the next book, but I’ve been left wanting more, and NOW!

If you’re after an easy read that will make you smile and laugh, this is the book for you!!

 

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One response to “Review – If It’s a Pain in the Ass, Then You’re Doing it Wrong – J. C. Clarke

  1. Pingback: Review Tour – The Books of J. C. Clarke | Mich's Book Reviews

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