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On the Rocks

A Novel
Duffy, Erin (eBook - 2014)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"A fresh, funny, and heart-warming novel about the perils, pitfalls, and dubious pleasures of being a young single woman in the Facebook Age, from the author of Bond Girl"-- "A funny, bittersweet, yet heartwarming novel about friendship, family, and finding love in the Facebook age--not to mention the perils, pitfalls, and dubious pleasures of life as a modern young single woman--from Erin Duffy, the author of the acclaimed Bond GirlEver since she was a little girl, Abby Wilkes dreamed of her wedding, the day when she'd wear a pretty white dress and look like a princess.But that was before her life fell apart for the entire world to see. Her longtime boyfriend-turned-fiance;, Ben, unceremoniously dumped her--changing his status to single on Facebook--while she was trying on the most gorgeous Vera Wang dress for the big day. Six months and twenty pounds later, the usual remedies--cupcakes, a freezer stocked with pints of Ben and Jerry's, sweatpants, and a comfy couch--haven't worked their magic. Worried about her best friend, Grace devises the perfect plan to get Abby back on her game. The two of them are going to escape sweltering Boston and its reminders of Ben and head to Newport for the summer. In a quaint rented cottage by the sea, the girls will enjoy cool breezes, cocktails, and crowds of gorgeous men. But no matter which way they turn, Abby and Grace discover that in this era of social media--when seemingly everyone is preserving every last detail of their lives online and prying eyes are everywhere--there is no real escape. Truth to tell, dating has never been easy. But now that the rules have changed and the boundaries are blurred beyond recognition, will they ever find true love? And if they do, how can romance stand a chance when a girl's every word and move can go viral with a single click? As the summer winds down to Labor Day, Abby will make some surprising discoveries--about love, men, friendship. and, most important, herself. "-- After her fiancé publicly dumps her on Facebook, Abby and her best friend Grace head to Newport for the summer where they enjoy the beach, cocktails, and cute men, but discover that in this era of social media there is no real escape.
Authors: Duffy, Erin
Title: On the rocks
a novel
[electronic resource]
Publisher: New York :, William Morrow,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Content Type: text
Media Type: computer
Carrier Type: online resource
Summary: "A fresh, funny, and heart-warming novel about the perils, pitfalls, and dubious pleasures of being a young single woman in the Facebook Age, from the author of Bond Girl"--
"A funny, bittersweet, yet heartwarming novel about friendship, family, and finding love in the Facebook age--not to mention the perils, pitfalls, and dubious pleasures of life as a modern young single woman--from Erin Duffy, the author of the acclaimed Bond GirlEver since she was a little girl, Abby Wilkes dreamed of her wedding, the day when she'd wear a pretty white dress and look like a princess.But that was before her life fell apart for the entire world to see. Her longtime boyfriend-turned-fiance;, Ben, unceremoniously dumped her--changing his status to single on Facebook--while she was trying on the most gorgeous Vera Wang dress for the big day. Six months and twenty pounds later, the usual remedies--cupcakes, a freezer stocked with pints of Ben and Jerry's, sweatpants, and a comfy couch--haven't worked their magic. Worried about her best friend, Grace devises the perfect plan to get Abby back on her game. The two of them are going to escape sweltering Boston and its reminders of Ben and head to Newport for the summer. In a quaint rented cottage by the sea, the girls will enjoy cool breezes, cocktails, and crowds of gorgeous men. But no matter which way they turn, Abby and Grace discover that in this era of social media--when seemingly everyone is preserving every last detail of their lives online and prying eyes are everywhere--there is no real escape. Truth to tell, dating has never been easy. But now that the rules have changed and the boundaries are blurred beyond recognition, will they ever find true love? And if they do, how can romance stand a chance when a girl's every word and move can go viral with a single click? As the summer winds down to Labor Day, Abby will make some surprising discoveries--about love, men, friendship. and, most important, herself. "--
After her fiancé publicly dumps her on Facebook, Abby and her best friend Grace head to Newport for the summer where they enjoy the beach, cocktails, and cute men, but discover that in this era of social media there is no real escape.
ISBN: 0062205757
9780062205759
Statement of Responsibility: Erin Duffy
Subject Headings: FICTION / General FICTION / Literary FICTION / Contemporary Women Social media Fiction Female friendship Fiction Self-realization in women Fiction
Topical Term: FICTION General
FICTION Literary
FICTION Contemporary Women
Social media
Female friendship
Self-realization in women
Additional Physical Form Entry: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Duffy, Erin. On the rocks ms1 3/24/14 9780062205742 (DLC) 2014008794 (OCoLC)850180654
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Jun 05, 2014
  • sunshine944 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I only gave this novel a One-star review. The characters were not entertaining and rather annoying. I couldn't connect with any of them and it wasn't even a good beach read, I ended up skipping half the novel and reading the last chapter and understood everything. Meaning not much happened throughout the book

Jun 04, 2014
  • theresaannalee rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I picked up this title on a whim, thinking it might be a breezy and relaxing read, but it was actually quite depressing. I personally would not recommend it, but to each their own.

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