Today I’m super excited to welcome you to my stop on the tour for ‘Just Pru’ by Anne Pfeffer. This is a review tour and runs February 16 – 27th. ‘Just Pru’ releases March 2, 2015. Check out the tour page for more information.
About the Book:
When twenty-five-year-old Pru Anderson—braless, pajama-clad, and clutching her cat, Chuck—is rescued from her burning Los Angeles apartment, the thing that scares her most is meeting the neighbors. New people make her hide in the bathroom, counting by sevens, but when her home is destroyed, she must turn strangers into friends … or crawl back to the controlling parents she only recently escaped.
What would her idol, Pepper Hathaway, do? That’s a no brainer: the detective-slash-supermodel heroine from Pru's favorite TV series would take no prisoners while looking fierce in a tankini and stilettos. So when the chance comes up to live with playwright Ellen, Pru sets aside her fears and goes for it.
Thus begin the adventures of a girl who's never had a job, a friend, or a first kiss. Swept into Ellen's whirlwind life, Pru begins to build her own, as director's assistant for a new play, muse to brooding actor Blake, and possible love interest to adorably neurotic neighbor, Adam.
Only one thing can derail Pru's exhilarating journey. Well, actually, it's two things—and they're in a car headed straight for LA to torpedo her life. When the past that nearly destroyed her comes calling, who will she be: a Prudence or a Pepper?
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From the moment I first read about ‘Just Pru’, I just knew I wanted to read that book. So when I got the email saying I would be a part of the blog tour I was super excited. This book just sounded like something I would love and I couldn’t wait to start reading it. And just look at that beautiful cover. If this book was lying in the store I would definitely have picked it up just because of the cover.
From the very first page ‘Just Pru’ was a book that completely pulled me in. In ‘Just Pru’ we meet Pru Andersen, a twenty five year old who isn’t like everyone else. Pru doesn’t talk to many people and she has these anxieties that keep her hidden from the world. So when Pru meets her neighbor Ellen and is sort of trapped into moving in with her, her life begins to change forever. Although Pru hasn’t got many life experiences, she watched a lot of television and that’s how Pru knows how some things go. With her favorite TV character Pepper Hathaway, in mind Pru slowly starts a new life.
This book was just so much fun to read. I couldn’t stop reading. Pru is this amazing girl, who has lived a very sheltered life. Her parents tried to keep her away from the real world so all she really knows are the things she saw on TV. Although I don’t really have anxiety, I felt myself connect with Pru. She doesn’t like big crowds, mean either, she doesn’t know how to respond to very outspoken people, most times I don’t either and she doesn’t really know how to make friends.
The journey Pru went through in this book was just very interesting to read and I would find myself cheering for Pru, when she made these little progresses.
Anne Pfeffer’s writing style is very easy to follow and she was able to create this amazing character, who isn’t perfect but was just very real. I also really loved the other characters in this book. Pru’s neighbor Ellen, who took care of Pru when she had no one and was this very patient and kind person. Adam, the guy next door with his own anxieties but found a way to life with them. And even Blake, this very arrogant actor who really just was a little too much at times.
Pru’s parents where very overprotective of Pru. And although I found it horrible how they stopped Pru from having a life of her own, and who down talked her every step of the way.. Anne Pfeffer was able to make me even like them a little near the end of the book. (That’s very impressive!)
‘Just Pru’ really blowed my mind. And I know for sure that I will be thinking of this book for a long, long time. This book deserves to be up on a bestseller list. It really was that good!
About the Author:
Anne Pfeffer worked in finance and was a children's rights attorney before she decided to follow her respective dreams of writing books and working in her pajamas. Since then, she has self-published the novels Any Other Night, The Wedding Cake Girl, and Girls Love Travis Walker, which was named one of IndieReader.com's Best Indie Books of 2013.
Anne loves her family, cool breezes, carbohydrates, and elastic waistbands. She lives in Santa Monica, California, with her dachshund, Taco. Learn about her latest projects at http://www.annepfeffer.com.
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“….a laugh out loud, heartwarming story…. The eccentric characters are easy to fall in love with and to cheer for…” The Self Publishing Review
Girls Love Travis Walker
Despite his sexy charm and good looks, Travis must struggle to get the job and girl that he wants.
"This novel deserves every award it got... an incredible redemption story that's both lighthearted and sincere..." http://www.talksupeblog.com
The Wedding Cake Girl
When expert scuba diver Alexandra wants to leave her island home for college, she must stand up to her difficult, demanding mother.
“A well written emotional plot with a lot of twists and turns that will keep you hooked from the beginning. Highly recommended for all YA genre fans…” http://www.coziecorner.blogspot.com
Any Other Night
After Ryan’s friend Michael dies with a secret, Ryan must take over Michael’s unfinished business.
“.... beautifully realized characters in a gripping, page-turning plot....This lively, fresh young-adult romance is Say Anything for a new generation...”
Reviewed as Loving Emily. www.kirkusreview.com