Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Book Review: Not My Type by Melanie Jacobson & A Giveaway

I love reviewing books on my blog, and today I have an especially fun one to recommend and I get to give away a signed copy to one of you lucky readers!
Not My Type by Melanie Jacobson is a romantic comedy full of wit, snarky attitude, and great romantic tension. I think my cheeks are sore from smiling my way through this book. Melanie has a gift--her characters jumped off the page and kept talking in my head when I had to put the book down to change a dirty diaper. I actually used her book as motivation to get my writing done. I had to meet a certain word count each day before I could read, so thanks Melanie!
 Here's a blurb about the book:
Twenty-three-year-old Pepper Spicer is not living the dream. She ended her engagement at the last minute because her fiance,a musician and soon-to-be reality TV star, wanted her to sacrifice her own career ambitions for his. Now she's stuck at home sharing a room with her little sister, trying to pay off massive debt for a wedding that didn t happen, and spending Friday nights Facebook-stalking everyone who has a better life. Her therapist father urges her to choose her career dreams and count her blessings by writing weekly thank-you notes, but gratitude is a tall order when she botches an important job interview and has to settle for writing an undercover dating web-zine column the last thing in the world she wants to do. Still, as Pepper (byline: Indie Girl) chronicles her bizarre and hilarious blind dates, she gives her father's challenge a try and slowly finds herself leaving self-pity behind. Life takes a major upswing as Pepper's column hits the big time and she tastes the exhilarating thrill of success. But there's one tiny problem: the intensely hot man she's falling for is having issues with her job (again). Will Pepper trade her personal ambition for another chance at love?

Pepper Spicer will knock your socks off with her hilarious wit and terrible dating luck. I enjoyed reading about her path to journalism and seeing her succeed. The family drama interwoven was realistic and added another great angle to flesh out this story. And may I say, Jacobson knows how to write a great kissing scene!
Not My Type is Melanie's second romantic comedy from Covenant, an LDS publisher.  I'm going to have to pick up her first novel, The List and get it read. If you're a fan of clean, romantic comedy, I suggest you keep reading to find out how to win your own copy.

If you want to learn more about this author, visit

 Now the giveaway details...
Want to win your very own signed copy of this book?
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what you've loved reading lately. Do it by Friday, November 18, 2011 at midnight MST and you'll be entered in for this delicious read.  Please make sure you leave your email or that it's easy to find cuz I won't hunt you down. I'll select a winner randomly and announce the good news Saturday.
That's it. Leave a comment about what you're reading and let's start the fun!
Thanks to Melanie for this giveaway and for sharing her rockin' writer skills!


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