One Smart Cookie by Kym Brunner
A review copy was provided by Omnific Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: Sixteen year old Sophie Dumbrowski, is an adorably inept teen living above her family-owned Polish bakery with her man-hungry mother and her spirit-conjuring grandmother, who together, are determined to find Sophie the perfect boyfriend.
But when Sophie meets two hot guys on the same day, she wonders if this a blessing or a curse. And is Sophie's inability to choose part of the reason the bakery business is failing miserably? The three generations of women need to use their heads, along with their hearts, to figure things out...before it's too late.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The good news? I actually finished this book and enjoyed it more than what I read of Wanted: Dead or In Love. The bad news? I still had a lot of problems with One Smart Cookie but it was good enough to merit three stars. (Also, I just need to mention Sophie's eyebrows on the cover. They're seriously creepy!) The Polish influences were cool and very fun. I thought the idea of the "Ratnificent Mile" at the pet store was hilarious. Sophie wasn't a bad protagonist; she sounded a bit too juvenile at times, but she wasn't terrible. I wasn't a fan of either of the love interests and obviously, y'all know I would dislike all the sexual innuendo and references. Sophie's mother drove me batty - not only because of her personality but because the way she talked sometimes didn't flow well. One thing I noticed that I hope will be corrected in the final copy is that Snickers's gender seemed to switch a lot. Sometimes the kitten was referred to as a he and sometimes a she.
There's also some foul language and drug use.
The Verdict: A fun read that you might want to give a try.
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