I first read about this book in Essence magazine book reviews and added it to my Want to Read list on Goodreads.
When I got the email about the Goodreads giveaway, I entered the giveaway and won!! Now I always enter Goodreads giveaways – who knows, I could win again : )
Between wedding planning
and international travel
I was having a busy summer and didn’t get around to reading this book.
This summer, my plans were pretty open and I wanted to make sure I made the most of the summer by creating a Style and Savings Summer Fun List and a Style and Savings Summer Reading List.
Of course this book was on the list –
The Perfect Find was the perfect summer read
It was fun and romantic, and better than the usual rom-com because its plot is not predictable.
The main character Jenna, is in a similar situation as Liza of TV Land’s Younger, being a 40-something woman working in a youth – obsessed industry (although Jenna is honest about her age and experience), trying to keep up with millennial culture and falling in love with a younger man, Eric.
I liked that the story began with Jenna’s current situation but later covers the backstory of her college days, rising up in her career, and her previous long-term relationship with her college sweetheart Brian.
Unlike Younger –
The Perfect Find has diverse characters!
If the book is made into a movie or TV show (I wish!) it would have a Shonda Rimes-esque cast. I can see Vanessa Williams as Jenna’s “queen of mean’ boss. The handsome leading men chosen to play Brian and Eric must have looks, charm and personality worthy of attracting a beautiful, unique, and accomplished yet down-to-earth woman like Jenna (and worthy of being my new celebrity crush!)
The New York backdrop and fashion culture are both integral to the book and would translate well to the silver screen or flat screen.
Without giving away any spoilers, I was satisfied with the book’s ending. It ends with a five year jump into the future. It was a nice stopping point, but still leaves room to for follow up stories in the form of a sequel or series.
Thank you Tia Williams for writing such great book and allowing us to peek into your glamorous life!
You guys! Just found out that #ThePerfectFind won Book of the Year last night at the 2017 AAMBC Literary Awards in Atlanta! I'm so sad I couldn't make the ceremony (and meet special guest, Nikki Giovanni), but I'm over-the-moon excited and so thankful! Big gracias, @bossladytamika! #blackwritersweekend #aambcawards
Four years ago today, I was discharged from the hospital, sprinted home, picked up Lina, and made it to Broadway in time to see The Lion King. We'd had tickets for months, WE WERE NOT MISSING IT. I could barely keep my open…I'd been on IV painkillers for days. I had needle bruises up and down the insides of my arms. But we had a fab time! During the show, tho, I kept thinking about all the times my mom showed up for me, no matter what – and I never gave a thought to what was going on in her personal life. Guys, hug your mom today. Or call her, or send her a cute text. Our moms fought dragons for us. #fbf #dominicanblowoutscanwithstandanything