Down on Love

Down on Love

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by Jayne Denker

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When it comes to love, she's a professional skeptic. Is it too late for a career change?

If there's one thing Georgiana Down is an expert in, it's bad relationships. That's what inspired her blog, Down on Love, where she gives snarky advice--usually along the lines of "dump him." In fact, George is abstaining from men all together. At least that's the


When it comes to love, she's a professional skeptic. Is it too late for a career change?

If there's one thing Georgiana Down is an expert in, it's bad relationships. That's what inspired her blog, Down on Love, where she gives snarky advice--usually along the lines of "dump him." In fact, George is abstaining from men all together. At least that's the plan--until she makes a trip back to her tiny hometown in the Catskills, where meddling is an art form. . .

George loves helping out with her new baby niece, but she's counting the days until she returns to Boston. Then she runs into Casey Bowen, her high school crush. The boy she once loved is now a handsome grown man--and suddenly George needs a little advice of her own. She's in the right place, because when she drunk posts on her blog, everyone in Marsden has something to say about George and Casey. It's like high school all over again--but maybe this time she'll get things right. . .

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A Marsden Novel , #1
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Down on Love 4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 49 reviews.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
If you consistently made bad “boyfriend choices,” how do you make lemonade out of those lemons? Why not start a blog and regale your stories for the world to see? Down on Love by Jayne Denker is a light and quirky small town tale where everyone knows everyone’s business and Georgiana becomes a star, dishing advice on her blog. When an old high school flame shows up, all grown up and drool-worthy, can Georgiana use some advice of her own to survive the fallout one too many drinks causes? Get ready for small town fun with this quirky romance that will charm you from page one on! Filled with humor, and delightful characters, Jayne Denker has created a world where caring about your neighbors is everybody’s business and the advice flows freely! Who knows, you may even learn a thing or two and find your own second chance at love, or at least see some pretty valid issues discussed by everyone, and I mean everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a pretty good, low heat romance. Well written and characters mostly well developed...although how Georgiana ever ended up with lucifer is a mystery....that info is relayed like a case study from psychoanalysis. I really laughed outloud at some of the blog posts and characters. Rest assured, the cover has nothing to do with the is not aboutbusiness men or overly made up blondes.....worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great romantic comedy
tats More than 1 year ago
Humor--check. Snark--check. Interesting dynamics--check. Chemistry--check, check and check. This is a great romantic-comedy read. An interesting tale of the small town girl who escaped to the big city. Now, she is forced to return to the place where everybody in the town of Marsden is all up in everyone else's business. George (short for Georgianna) struggles against those reins, especially when her high-school love is in the picture, making them the primary subject of gossip. I could completely relate to the struggles that George is going through, wanting to reconnect with family and friends, but without wanting to be under the microscope. I found the characters realistic, to the point where I wanted to sit down and talk with them. The best news about this book--the next book in the series is due out in July 2014. I can't wait to hear more about the residents of Marsden!
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Georgiana (George) Down is an expert on choosing the wrong guy. She starts a blog that goes viral, it is all about her bad boyfriend stories.  When her sister calls and needs her help, its the last place George wants to go. But then she looses her apartment and with no where else to turn she decides to head to the home town she left behind to help her sister take care of her new baby. George seamlessly adapts to taking care of her niece until the day Casey Bowen washes back into her life. Casey was her child hood crush who sent her running from Marsden all those years ago. Marsden puts the "M" in meddling. It seems that Casey's ex-high school girl friend has recently divorced and the town starts to take sides. Everyone has a team green or blue tee shirts, but will George keep running from her fears of a relationship or will she find the happiness she desires?  You can't help but be pulled in by the witty banter, family snark and genuine realness to the characters. I utterly enjoyed the ending, completely charming from start to finish. Jayne Denker perfectly captures small town USA, with all it's eccentricities, creating a fabulously funny, heart warming story with characters that you want to call friends.  I received this ARC copy of Down on Love from Kensington Books - eKensington in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication November 21, 2013. Written by: Jayne Denker Print Length: 285 pages Publisher: eKensington  Publication Date: November 21, 2013 ISBN-13: 9781601830852 Rating: 4 Stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Age Recommendation: Adult
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Anonymous 9 months ago
Really loved this story. Great characters, hard to put down. Living in a small town easy to relate
Anonymous 10 months ago
* I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review. * I started this series with book 3 and loved it so much that I decided to go back and start at the beginning and I am glad that I did!! I enjoy author Jayne Denker's writing style, her humor, her take on small town life and most of all I enjoy her characters. They are fun, they are unique and they are relatable to almost anyone. They bring a smile to the reader's face and make them laugh out loud. I can't wait to get started on book 2! In this one we meet Georgiana (George) shortly after she starts a blog called "Down on Love". This is her therapy, her way of getting it all out and the author's way of making the reader laugh, chuckle and smile throughout the book. George lives in Boston and having just been to Boston myself it was fun to see the city through the author's eyes. George hasn't been home to "Mars"den in a long, long time.... Casey Bowen lives in Marsden and is still in love with George, even though they never dated. They had one epic kiss that has haunted him since that night - he sees George's homecoming as his second chance and he doesn't want to miss out... Enter the small town of Marsden where everyone knows your business and is all up in it....The author does an amazing job of capturing the whole small town social issue where everyone gets involved with other people's business...hence the Team George or Team Celia debate. This is where things start to get dicey...whose team will you be on?!?!? This is a fast paced roller coaster of a ride (taken in a pink neon) that leaves the reader breathless and wanting more! Make sure that you grab this book today and jump right in! It is an amazing read that will leave you wanting more! I know that I certainly did! This is a new to me author that I am glad I took a chance on and I know that you will be too!! Don't miss out, get started on this series today!! Enjoy!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book sounds very great becae i love readimg books like this book i can umderstand it better amd it helps me to understand books that i am reading and i can understand better what i am reading about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found I could hardley put it down,
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Thourghly enjoyed this 282 pages story, keeps you interested thru out. Liked the ending. Will read by this writer. GJRA
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I don't usually review books especially ones I got for free on free Friday but I feel like I truly wasted several hours of my life on this book. The characters were lack luster and it was incredibly boring. I couldn't wait for it to be over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the characters, the plot and the writing. Truly an entertaining story.
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It was ok. .. I don't understand if you have what you want... in front of you why not give him a second chance instead of pushing away...
happy15 More than 1 year ago
When I take a free book I usually end up buying the rest of the books that go with a series I get very involved with the charaters and don't want to quit until the book is finished.
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thirdwheel More than 1 year ago
Loved It
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy read, enjoyable and relaxing. Has a thought out plot and believable characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute story loveable characters
chocolate5 More than 1 year ago
This story will make you laugh and gnaw at your fingers is sometimes boring and sometimes very exciting in all is an entertaining story. Good job