This was such a beautiful story! There’s some romance in this, but it’s really about a young woman trying to figure out what she wants her life’s path to be like. I really enjoyed watching her navigate the frustrations of a downsizing company and how she tries to solve for her pay cut.
The romance felt real to me. I liked the chemistry between the two characters, and I enjoyed the entire arc of their relationship.
The story touches on some suicidal thoughts that seem to be something the character is living with her entire life. I wish that this would have been given a bit more focus at times. It felt like something that the character definitely needed to speak with someone about, and I would have liked to see that step taken within the story.
Overall, though, this was a great read. I enjoyed the characters and the plot. It was fun to think about what I love about books throughout the story as well!
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Meet Nora Hughes—the overworked, underpaid, last bookish assistant standing. At least for now.
When Nora landed an editorial assistant position at Parsons Press, it was her first step towards The Dream Job. Because, honestly, is there anything dreamier than making books for a living? But after five years of lunch orders, finicky authors, and per my last emails, Nora has come to one grand conclusion: Dream Jobs do not exist.
With her life spiraling and the Parsons staff sinking, Nora gets hit with even worse news. Parsons is cutting her already unlivable salary. Unable to afford her rent and without even the novels she once loved as a comfort, Nora decides to moonlight for a rival publisher to make ends meet…and maybe poach some Parsons’ authors along the way.
But when Andrew Santos, a bestselling Parsons author no one can afford to lose is thrown into the mix, Nora has to decide where her loyalties lie. Her new Dream Job, ever-optimistic Andrew, or…herself and her future.
Your next book club read touching on mental health, happiness, and the peaks and perils of being a young woman just trying to figure it all out. Nora Hughes is the perfect heroine for anyone looking to get past their own chapter twenty-something and build their storybook life.
Just the Facts:
Must Love Books by Shauna Robinson
Genre: Womens Fiction
Pub Date: January 18, 2022
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.