"When you're searching for true love, you had best take every invitation you get, because for all you know, somebody's handing you an Invitation to Extraordinary." ~ pg. 1
32 Candles by Ernessa T. Carter was a great
The four friends are unique in their own way but want the same thing: a better love life. Thursday wants to stop having one-month-stands and settle down with a steady boyfriend. Sharita is holding out hope for black love. Risa hasn't gotten over The One and Tammy struggles to accept love.
Will this new novel start a movement like 32 Candles? Probably not. Will you pick up dating tips that are strategically placed between the pages? Most likely. Learning a thing or two while enjoying a fictional story makes reading this book worth it. I either knew someone who reminded me of the characters or could personally relate to some characteristics of the four women's dating habits. I am sure you'll see yourself or a friend within the 400+ pages and be anxious to see if the women get that Molly Ringwald ending we want for ourselves.
Side Shelf Note: I read TAGGTDEM in one sitting partly because it was good but moreso because I was reading via Kindle for Mac platform and desperately wanted to finish reading from a big screen. I begrudgingly had to download the Kindle edition because it was not available on NOOK. This is my only complaint because availability is important as an avid reader and chick on-the-go.
If you fell in love with Ernessa T. Carter's writing the first go-round, you will like TAGGTDEM. Although Davie plays a minor character, her advice is throughout the book. Grab a cocktail, your highlighter, and dive in reading!
Title: The Awesome Girl's Guide to Dating Extraordinary Men
Author: Ernessa T. Carter
Published: September 2013
Edition: eBook (Kindle Edition)