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Monday, November 14, 2011

Review: Magic Hands by Jennifer Laurens

Released: March 15, 2011
Publisher: Grove Creek Publishing
Rated: YA
Buy: Amazon
Cort, the high school senior jock seems to have it all -- except a summer job. When he lands one doing women's nails, his eyes are opened to the catty, back-stabbing world of females. Girls he thought he knew and trusted turn out to shock and use him. He gets to know Rachel, an elusive girl the others gossip about, a girl with secrets. From her he learns there is more to life than weekend partying and social status, and one of the secrets she shares with him will change his life forever.

What I thought

I liked how we get to see Cort's side of this and his unusual job. I think the setting for this was really interesting, putting a jock into a female dominated work place. And then getting to see the true side of those girls he thought were hot. Turns out, he has a lot to learn about his female friends.

I'm not sure I really liked Rachel's stance on relationships. I don't feel it felt real, the breaking of her barriers while Cort tries to court her. She had her moments though, where I really liked her, but there were times I wasn't sure I really wanted Cort to keep trying with her.

I really like Jennifer Laurens and took a chance on this. I still think it is worth a read but the story felt short and maybe a little rushed. But it was still a good read. I love the way Laurens writes and this won't be my last book from her.

My Rating

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