I’m excited to share my review on a novel by one of my recent author discoveries. Perfect by Paper is the first book in the Waverly Bryson series.
Perfect on Paper by Maria Murnane
Waverly Bryson #1
Can I just say that I LOVE Maria Murnane’s writing style? Perfect on Paper is a prime example of a modern women’s fiction novel. You’ve got an interesting character who’s in the process of truly finding herself and her calling in life. You’ve got two entertaining best friends that make everything more entertaining. You’ve got an assortment of characters that include the misunderstood coworker, the one guy that always randomly shows up, the celebrity that’s totally down to earth, and the guy with whom there’s a potential love interest if only the main character would stop working against nature and just let things happen. Sometimes you need to intervene when two people are meant to be together and sometimes it’s important to realize when you’re more in love with the idea of something than the actual person or thing in question.
This was a fun novel about growing into yourself, realizing and actively working towards achieving your dreams, and blossoming friendships and relationships. I think every woman secretly (or not so secretly) wishes she had a Scotty Ryan in their life and I hope that everyone has friends in their lives like Waverly’s because friends that are always there for you and know and love the real you are absolutely one of the most precious and most amazing things in the world and they should be cherished.
I loved the Waverly Moments and reading about Waverly’s past and recent dating adventures. Some of them reminded me of when I was in college. I especially the joke about dating disqualifiers. Socks and sandals (the open toe Adidas style) are a total no-no in my book. This book literally had me chuckling out loud and captured my attention the whole way through. I was almost sad to see the story end, but happy it did because it ended exactly how I wanted it to. I also really loved the Honey Notes and think they would be great in real life. I loved some of the notes, they were really quite clever.
5 Stars to the lovely Maria Murnane for another novel that is quite honestly, perfect on paper [but in the best sense!] I see that this is the first in a series of four books and I can’t wait to read the others!
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
I received a complimentary review copy via the author. All reviews 100% reflect my honest opinion.
About the Book
Title: Perfect on Paper (Waverly Bryson #1)
Author: Maria Murnane
Published: January 2010
Book Blurb: Anything can look perfect…on paper. When her fiancé calls off their wedding at the last minute, Waverly Bryson wonders if her life will ever turn out the way she thought it would…or should. Her high-powered job in sports PR? Not so perfect. Her relationship with her dad? Far from it. Her perfect marriage? Enough said. Perfect…on Paper is a humorous tale of Waverly’s efforts to cobble the pieces of a broken yesterday into a brand new tomorrow. What does the future have in store for her? Will she finally find what she’s looking for? *Her dates? Cringe-inducing at times, definitely entertaining *Her friends? Often amused, definitely supportive *Her new crush? Possibly intrigued, definitely a catch *The results? Hardly perfect, definitely just right
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