Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Review: "Blow Me" by Lennie Ross
I have to admit that I had a really hard time getting into Blow Me. The characters are all so self-centered that it's not surprising that they are each almost 40 and still unable to find love. Skylar uses men as her meal ticket. She literally sleeps around in search of her next meal or her next designer outfit and I couldn't help but compare her actions to those of a prostitute. Chloe just wasn't likable. She seemed desperate to find a man, any man, and often treats her friends like garbage in order to make herself feel better. Dawn was the only character that offered me some hope. She actually had integrity and goals for her life beyond getting laid, but she had the bad fortune to be saddled with such selfish friends.
Luckily for me the book picked up around the midway point. Dawn, the one character that I actually liked, begins to get her life together and seeing her working her way toward a happy ending encouraged me. Even Skylar, who I had a hard time liking from the beginning, seems to change her spots a little and becomes someone likable. The ending brought everything together quite nicely, and I have to say that I'm pleased at how things turned out.
If you can get past the fact that these women in their late 30's are still behaving as if they were in their early 20's, Blow Me is an enjoyable read. Lennie Ross is a talented writer and the stories of dating and love in Los Angeles certainly made for some entertaining reading. Thank-you to Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours for inviting me to participate.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Challenges: 2011 100+ Reading Challenge, 2011 E-Book Challenge