About the Book:
When twenty-five-year-old Pru Anderson—braless, pajama-clad, and clutching her cat, Chuck—is rescued from her burning Los Angeles apartment, the thing that scares her most is meeting the neighbors. New people make her hide in the bathroom, counting by sevens, but when her home is destroyed, she must turn strangers into friends … or crawl back to the controlling parents she only recently escaped.
What would her idol, Pepper Hathaway, do? That’s a no brainer: the detective-slash-supermodel heroine from Pru’s favorite TV series would take no prisoners while looking fierce in a tankini and stilettos. So when the chance comes up to live with playwright Ellen, Pru sets aside her fears and goes for it.
Thus begin the adventures of a girl who’s never had a job, a friend, or a first kiss. Swept into Ellen’s whirlwind life, Pru begins to build her own, as director’s assistant for a new play, muse to brooding actor Blake, and possible love interest to adorably neurotic neighbor, Adam.
Only one thing can derail Pru’s exhilarating journey. Well, actually, it’s two things—and they’re in a car headed straight for LA to torpedo her life. When the past that nearly destroyed her comes calling, who will she be: a Prudence or a Pepper?
Writerbee’s Review of Just Pru
This book made me laugh and made me shudder. Looking into the mind of a person suffering from anxiety and depression can be humorous and frightening. Pru is a size 16 gal with severe anxiety issues who is trying to change her life – she doesn’t want to go on living with her parents forever. She wants to get out and do things on her own, but everything her parents have ever told her is holding her back. A series of unfortunate events propels her to make many of those changes happen, and shows her that she isn’t as crazy as some other people – especially actors.
There are many great devices used in this book to propel the story, such as Pru’s love of television and the “life lessons” she remembers from different episodes of sit-coms, dramas, and made-for-TV movies. The journal entries add a touch of realism to Pru’s character.
The pages of this book flew by. Ann Pfeffer created an easy-to-read novel that was a joy to keep going, if it weren’t for the other two million things that have to get done in a typical day. You want to root for Pru and hope that she’ll get everything she dreams of.
Blurbs for the books in the giveaway:
When shy, anxious Pru loses her apartment in a building fire, she learns how to make friends and find love.
“….a laugh out loud, heartwarming story…. The eccentric characters are easy to fall in love with and to cheer for…” The Self Publishing Review
Girls Love Travis Walker
Despite his sexy charm and good looks, Travis must struggle to get the job and girl that he wants.
“This novel deserves every award it got… an incredible redemption story that’s both lighthearted and sincere…” http://www.talksupeblog.com
The Wedding Cake Girl
When expert scuba diver Alexandra wants to leave her island home for college, she must stand up to her difficult, demanding mother.
“A well written emotional plot with a lot of twists and turns that will keep you hooked from the beginning. Highly recommended for all YA genre fans…” http://www.coziecorner.blogspot.com
Any Other Night
After Ryan’s friend Michael dies with a secret, Ryan must take over Michael’s unfinished business.
“…. beautifully realized characters in a gripping, page-turning plot….This lively, fresh young-adult romance is Say Anything for a new generation…”
Reviewed as Loving Emily. www.kirkusreviews.com