Author : Jennifer Gilby Roberts
Publisher : Jennifer Gilby Roberts
25-year-old Mel Parker has a few tiny problems:• Her job is terrible• She's been dumped yet again• Her ex is now her boss• Her parents think she's a loser compared to her perfect younger sister• All her efforts to improve her life seem doomed to failure• There just isn't enough chocolate in the world to make up for the above.The one good thing in her life has always been her best friend Will, who has seen her through every crisis from lost toys to pregnancy scares. But his girlfriend (who's prettier, better-dressed, more successful and secretly evil) is determined to replace Mel as the woman in his life and how is Mel supposed to compete?So what do you do when you've pretty much given up on your own life? Help others, of course! After all, what's the worst that can happen? Well, Mel's about to find out.
I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
First of all, I didn’t know anything about Dr. Pepper before I read this book. Ha ha. I mean it. But thanks to the internet now I know, and I know why this book has Dr Pepper in its title. The heroine, Mel, has this ‘what’s the worst that can happen’ for her life principal. It’s Dr. Pepper’s tagline actually.
Let me tell you about Mel first. She’s the main character, but not my most favorite. In fact, she’s the one who I hate most. Her life is a mess. As the story goes, it seems like she’s going to hit the rock bottom. After having those ‘few tiny problems’, she tries to help people, her friends. Apparently, that doesn’t turn out quite well. The only best thing in her life is her best friend, Will. It’s a bit of turn off for me since in my opinion; main character is the soul of the story. But she’s a funny girl. I enjoy reading her silly actions.
Mel’s a bit confused with her relationship with Will. It doesn’t surprise me though. Man and woman having friendly relationship which might become love is a quite common theme. But I think their connection is the main attraction for me. There’s a time when I get annoyed by her insensitivity towards Will’s feeling, and it does take much time for her to realize her true feelings for Will. But I like that she doesn’t rush it.
The problem with main character who’s a loser is, throughout the story, they will become better. But sometimes, the transition goes too fast and unreal. People can’t change suddenly just because of one thing and people can’t change in one night. With Mel, it happens smoothly. She’s got a lot of problems and it works like a time bomb. It’s just a matter of time. But when the time comes, she tries to deal with it one by one and it doesn’t happen instantly. Like her problem with her family, her friends, and her job.
This book has a nice ending and I like Mel in the end. I was going to give two out of five but then I reach the ending and I changed my mind.