Breakin’ up may be hard to do but not if you get a little help from a cynical teenager who’s found a niche market for her special skills.
Becca Williamson has spent her high school career going largely unnoticed. All around her, she’s seen what love does to people: how her sister was jilted at the altar, how her parents act more like siblings than lovers, and how she lost her old best friend, Huxley, years back when Huxley started dating a popular football player named Steve. Aided by a keen eye and a razor-sharp wit, Becca uses her skills to break up her classmates for profit. One day she receives a mysterious request that asks her to split power-couple Steve and Huxley. Still nursing her old wounds, she accepts. Becca suddenly finds herself immersed in the popular crowd for the first time and wondering if she can really do it—can she ruin her ex-BFF’s life? A fun, lighthearted romp with all the makings of a good rom-com, this romantic darling has it all: laughs, intrigue and a healthy dash of love conquering all. Most readers will undoubtedly clamor for more of Becca’s adventures, and Siegel indicates she may be back, in a closing Q-and-A.
A true chick-lit charmer, ideal for a chilly winter night or a sunny beach chair. (Chick-lit/romance. 12-16)