Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Smart One and the Pretty One

From the back cover:

Smart, successful Ava Nickerson is closing in on thirty and has barely had a date since law school. When a family crisis brings her prodigal little sister Lauren back to Los Angeles, Lauren stumbles across a forgotten document - a contract their parents had jokingly drawn up years ago betrothing Ava to their friends' son.

Frustrated and embarrassed by Ava's constant lectures about financial responsibility (all because she's in a little debt. Okay, a lot of debt), Lauren decides to do some sisterly interfering of her own and tracks down her sister's childhood fiancé. When she finds him, the highly inappropriate, twice-divorced, but incredibly charming Russell Markowitz is all too happy to reenter the Nickerson sisters' lives. And always-accountable Ava will sonn realize just how binding a contract can be...

I enjoyed reading this book and I have to admit I was somewhat disappointed with the ending. After I thought about it some more, I began to wonder if the author will write a sequel. I consider this book to be the beginning story for each character, setting the tone for what's to come. I don't want to include any spoilers in my review, so I'll just say I have many questions regarding the relationships that were discussed in the book. (3.5/5)


  1. I really liked this book and would love a sequel as well!

  2. Okay I have a copy of this one...I'm going to move it up on my reading list to see what the hoopla is about...hehe.