Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Review: Between Boyfriends

Original Title: Between Boyfriends
Series: Boyfriends #1
Author: Sarka-Jonae Miller
Release Date: September 20th 2011
Source: From "ATG PUBLICITY" blog tour
Genre: Chick-lit

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Check out BETWEEN BOYFRIENDS in the upcoming November Issue of HOLLYWOOD & VINE magazine

Jan Weston is boy crazy, emphasis on crazy, but when "the one" breaks her heart she vows to change. Jan quits dating and takes a hard look at herself, discovering that she does not like the flawed, spoiled individual she sees in the mirror.

Her progress toward positive change is derailed when her mother discovers she dropped out of San Diego State University to attend massage therapy school. Furious at being lied to, Mrs. Weston cuts Jan off. Now Jan is without a guy, her American Express card, and a way to pay for school. She has to do something so despicable, so vile, so cruel, she almost cannot imagine it: Jan has to get a job.

But maybe that is exactly what she needs? Jan is forced to change how she treats people and to reconsider her values. Through a "comedy of errors" and with the support of her real friends (plus the hottie from massage school) Jan is able to survive, barely. But can she really change or is she just between boyfriends?


Jan is a rich and spoiled girl, who quits her college to join massage school (without her mother's knowledge).  She just got dumped by her boyfriend -- again.  Tired of the opposite gender, Jan decides not to date again - ever.  To a girl who has always had boyfriends, this is going to be a big feat.  Her mother who has been paying her bills so far, disowns her, as soon as she knows that Jan had dropped out of college.  Financially helpless, for the first time in her life, Jan has to worry about money, paying bills and rents.  Money and boyfriends define Jan.  What is Jan going to do without both of them?  Or is there much more to Jan than these two?

This chick-lit novel surprised me.  Although started slow at first, the novel picked up speed soon.  Jan's character is someone who you can relate to, partially.  Her friends, Lisa, Nichole and Becki's characters were all brought out very well, that I enjoyed their roles in Jan's life, much than Jan's life itself.

The snarky dialogues made me laugh and that's what I love in a chick-lit and it was delivered perfectly.  The characters are well formed.  Jan's changes in attitude and life through a comedy of errors is well thought out and also delivered in a humourous way.  Here is a heroine you won't like, but would appreciate to know the story of.  Interesting read!

There are typo issues in the novel - which at times affect the mood of the story.

A coming of age novel narrated with humor!  Recommended for lovers of chick-lit novels.

Favorite Quotes from "Between Boyfriends"

She was a die-hard health nut and a part-time vegetarian who exercised regularly, ate fruits and vegetable regularly, and unintentionally made everyone else feel like pigs - regularly.

She particularly did not like being told she was overreacting when she knew she was overreacting.


  1. Thank you so much for posting this review. I am sorry about the typos. The review copy I send out does have a few. I cannot figure out how to get the fixed version from Amazon to reviewers. I like the quotes you chose too. That is so Lisa and Jan :)

    Anyone who wants a FREE copy of the book can get one on Amazon or Amazon UK November 2. People who comment on my blog tour posts like this one can also enter to WIN a SIGNED copy of "Motor Mouth" by Janet Evanovich or a signed picture of singer Lauren Alaina. Reviewers can win an iPod! Links below.
    Amazon UK
    Blog Tour Giveaway
    iPod Shuffle Giveaway

  2. Thank you so much for a really interesting and detailed review, that i very much enjoyed reading. By reading various reviews it paints an overall picture of the good parts, so thank you for this fantastic blog tour! Also i loved the quotes at the end. x

    Email: lfountain1(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

  3. I love the concept of this book. Many girls get tired of boys after horrible break-ups. I loved the quotes, the first one is so hilarious.
    I would love to win a copy of this book, great giveaway!
    P.S. I hate typos, but sometimes they are unintentional.
    Your constant reader,

    1. Hi Soma, Thanks for commenting. You can get my book FREE today (November 2) on Amazon and Amazon UK (links above). You can also enter the blog tour giveaway for the signed Janet Evanovich book or Lauren Alaina picture simply by leaving a comment on each of the 16 stops of the blog tour. Details on my blog (see link above in my first comment). Thanks

  4. Hello. Survived hurricane. Still have no power, heat etc. Posting from work.

  5. hewy back after the hurricane with 4 days of no power but we survived it and this is fun hope you see this great work and fun

    1. as i said this book sounds neat

    2. Thanks, Helen. I see you have commented on all the blogs except the last two. I put a comment on my blog with the links. You may have commented already and the comments are not showing up yet because they are awaiting moderation, but just in case I am leaving you this reply :)

  6. This was fun, finding all these new blogs!

  7. Hi Vidya,
    Booktrope has released a new version of Between Boyfriends with a stunning new cover. A print version is finally out now too!


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