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  • Posted October 6, 2010

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    do blondes have more fun?

    I admit it. I'm blonde. Not blonde in the ditzy and dumb sense (I don't think...), but literally blonde. When I was a toddler, my hair was quite white and curly. Now it's straightened and a bit darker, but still blonde. So the premise to this book intrigued me. Why is it that the ditzy, airheaded blondes get all the cute guys?

    The story itself was pretty entertaining. Intelligent lawyer gets rejected because of her job one too many times. Make her into a dumb blonde, and see what happens. There were some funny dates with some pretty shallow guys, and the profile she and her friend made for an online dating site was pretty amusing. It's kind of scary that there are some guys out there who only want trophy wives.

    But the character of Harper could be grating sometimes. She was a bit of a whiner, which was interesting since early on in the book she states that she hates to whine. One minute she's completely against the blonde theory, the next, she's all for it, and yet it takes wild horses to drag her out of her apartment to go on one of the Blonde Theory dates. For being an intellectual patent lawyer, she could be very naive sometimes, especially with the whole Matt James situation. I saw that coming a mile away.

    In fact, the whole story seemed very predictable, including the ending. I saw that coming, too, and it disappointed me. For such an entertaining story (despite Harper), I expected some sort of fun twist at the end. And I don't mean the blind date that her secretary Molly set up for Harper, but I mean the epilogue. I didn't like it. I mean, I understand that Harper's learning to be proud of herself and happy with her life, but it still would have been nice if it had ended differently.

    If I were to rate it, I'd give 3 stars out of 5 (actually, that is what I gave it on Goodreads). Fairly entertaining, but not quite up there. This sounds like a harsh review, and maybe I'm picking it apart too much, but the beginning started out so well I expected better at the end. It had so much potential!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    A good read

    Kind of predictable, but a fun read.

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  • Posted May 29, 2011

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    A Must Read for Smart Blondes!

    I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved this book. I picked it up on a whim mainly because I was drawn to the cover.

    Harper, the main character, is very easy to relate to. Her journey to find herself in the dating world is funny, insightful, sometimes depressing, but the end is quite good.

    I am very excited to pick up more of Kristin Harmel's books.

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  • Posted April 7, 2010

    Funny Book.

    I enjoyed reading The Blonde Theory. It was quite funny to go along on the dates with Harper and see how the men react to when she pretended to be a ditz, hilarious. I just could not stand whenever Harper appeared so desperate to find a man, so not flattering. I would recommend The Blonde Theory, it's a fun book.

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

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    I read it a while ago, before I owned this account, which is why I don't feel it's fair to write a in depth critique about it, nevertheless I vividly remember not liking the book AT ALL... personal opinion with no professional basis, but I didn't like anything about it, the characters seemed flat, boring, nothing about the story really caught me.

    Wouldn't buy another book by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2008

    Don't judge a book by it's cover

    After being semi-charmed by Harmel's first novel, 'How To Sleep with a Movie Star', I decided to give this one a go. I wish I hadn't. Harper's character is completely unbelieveable as a patent attorney. Given, some attorneys are self-centered but Harper is more so in a child-like way, whining like a high schooler throughout the entire book about how no man will have her due to her 'intellect.' However, Harper's smarts rarely make an appearance in the book. The reader quickly finds out for themselves that it's not Harper's success that scares men away, it's her demeaning and desperate personality that has no real redeeming qualities whatsoever. The author makes it seems like Harper is the only intelligent female in the world and the rest of the happily coupled women have lucked into their relationships on their good looks or ditsy conduct alone. The moral of the story wasn't too hard to figure out (don't change yourself for anyone), but even a dumb blonde, brunette or redhead could uncover this one without having to subject themselves to Harper's pitiful narration.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2008

    OMG!!! This is the funniest book I've ever read!

    Okay, I have read many books this year and by far 'The Blonde Theory' by Kristin Harmel is the best I've read so far. The book follows Harper on her search for the perfect man. She is a smart and wealthy high powered attorney who seems to scare away the men in her life. By embracing her blonde hair and acting as dumb as possible it is her theory and her friends theory that she could find true love. To find out how the theory turns out, you'll need to pick up a copy of 'The Blonde Theory' online or at your local B&N. You will not be sorry that you did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2007

    Excellent, fun read

    Love the characters in this very real-life tale of a successful woman finding her way to love.

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