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NOTES FROM THE BACKSEAT
by Jody Gehrman

Genre: Mainstream, Chick lit

2008 Chick Lit Novel Nominee

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This is a wonderfully entertaining story about one woman's frantic quest to secure the top place in her boyfriend's life, although -- unbeknownst to her -- her place was never in jeopardy to start with. Gehrman's fast-paced, journal-style writing will engage readers. Gwen dishes details about her life, love and fears that readers might not have been privy to in a traditional first-person story.

For a road trip up north to attend a wedding with her boyfriend and his best "girl" friend, Marla gives Gwen a journal in which she can write her feelings.

It turns out to be a lifesaver. Gwen struggles with intense feelings of jealousy, sabotage from the evil best friend and a deep longing to belong. All the while she wonders if her current boyfriend will make it past the three-month mark -- the point at which she's dropped all her other boyfriends --
and if she really want him to. (Red Dress Ink, Jan., 317 pp., $13.99)

Reviewed By: Jennifer Madsen

Publisher: Red Dress Ink

Published: January 2008

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