Welcome at my stop on the Blog Tour of ‘Neurotica’ by Eliza Gordon. ‘Neurotica’ is a romantic comedy and got published August 7th.
I hope you enjoy your stay here at ‘Maureen’s Books’.
About the Book:
If you find yourself talking to Jayne Dandy, keep the conversation on Star Wars and rubber ducks—best not to mention men, dating, or S-E-X. Because Jayne is fine with the way things are: writer of obituaries and garage sale ads by day, secret scribe of adventures in distant galaxies by night. But her crippling fear of intimacy has made her the butt of jokes since forever, and hiding behind her laptop isn’t going to get her lightsaber lit.
After her therapist recommends that she write erotica as a form of exposure therapy, Jayne joins forces with pen and paper to combat the demons that won’t let her kiss and tell. Unexpectedly downsized at work, she adopts a pseudonym and secretly self-publishes one of her naughty books to make ends meet. When her adorable, long-time friend Luke, co-owner of the popular Portland food truck Luke Piewalker’s, hears she’s been demoted, he insists on hiring her to sling éclairs and turnovers at his side. Her secret must be kept, but sparks ignite between them, sending Jayne and her X-Wing into a tailspin that will either make her face down her neuroses or trigger a meltdown of Death Star proportions.
After I participated in the cover reveal of ‘Neurotica’ a couple of weeks ago I found myself really curious about this book. So when I saw the sign-up for this blog tour I signed up as soon as possible. The cover of this book is just very attractive and I love looking at it. So I was very excited to start reading this one.
In ‘Neurotica’ we meet Jayne. Jayne Dandy is just an ordinary girl with problems like anyone else. Jaybe is seeing a therapist for one of her problems and because of that she’s started to secretly write erotica novels. When Jayne loses her job, she decides to publish her novel and after that her life changes.
The first thing I can say about this book is that I found the writing style very enjoyable. I loved how funny this book was. There are a lot of Star Wars references because the main characters in this book are huge fans of Star Wars, and I definitely enjoyed that. Being a Star Wars fan myself, these parts in the book definitely made me laugh.
The character I liked the most was definitely Jayne, although she had this problem she was willing to work on that. She did things out of her comfort zone, like writing the erotica book, because she wanted to ‘fix’ her problem. I think that’s an admirable thing. I think that if Jayne was a real person, I definitely would want to be her friend.
The one thing I didn’t really enjoyed was the ending, but still this book was a great one to read when you’re in need of a funny distraction.
So overall I can say that I really enjoyed this book. It was really funny and I loved getting to know Jayne. This book is definitely one you should read if you’re looking for something fun, witty and romantic.
About the Author:
A purveyor of fictions, Eliza Gordon has excellent taste in books, shoes, movies, and friends, and questionable sanity in the realm of love. Best leave that one alone.
For more information about Eliza Gordon and ‘Neurotica’ please visit her website or Goodreads. Or look for Eliza on Facebook and Twitter.