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“The perfect vacation read. The dialogue flows like beer at a beach party.” – K.C. Wilder, Huffington Post Contributor and Author of Fifty Ways to Leave Your HusbandWhen a friend urges Stephanie Cohen not to put all her eggs in one bastard, the advice falls on deaf ears. Stephanie’s college crush on Craig Hille has been awakened thirteen years later as if soaked in a can o“The perfect vacation read. The dialogue flows like beer at a beach party.” – K.C. Wilder, Huffington Post Contributor and Author of Fifty Ways to Leave Your HusbandWhen a friend urges Stephanie Cohen not to put all her eggs in one bastard, the advice falls on deaf ears. Stephanie’s college crush on Craig Hille has been awakened thirteen years later as if soaked in a can of Red Bull, and she is determined not to let the guy who got away once, get away twice. Stephanie, a thirty-two-year-old paralegal from Washington, D.C., is a seventies and eighties television trivia buff who can recite the starting lineup of the New York Yankees and go beer for beer with the guys. And despite her failure to get married and pro-create prior to entering her thirties, she has so far managed to keep her overbearing mother from sticking her head in the oven. Just Friends with Benefits is the humorous story of Stephanie’s pursuit of love, her adventures in friendship, and her journey to discover what really matters.Books by Meredith Schorr:JUST FRIENDS WITH BENEFITSA STATE OF JANEHOW DO YOU KNOW?The Blogger Girl Series:BLOGGER GIRL (#1)NOVELISTA GIRL (#2)Part of the Henery Press Chick Lit Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all......

Title : Just Friends With Benefits
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ISBN : 9781620152546
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Number of Pages : 286 Pages
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Just Friends With Benefits Reviews

  • Ashley
    2019-05-10 21:01

    While I read a lot of Chick Lit that I like, rarely does a book make me want to grab the heroine, take her out for a few drinks, and help her learn from my mistakes. Reading Meredith Schorr’s Just Friends With Benefits made me want to do just that. Thirteen years after college, Stephanie Cohen’s crush on Craig Hille resurfaces, and Stephanie vows Craig will not be the one who got away… twice. Despite her friend Suzanne’s warning to “not put all her eggs in one bastard”, Stephanie takes on a “friends with benefits”relationship with Craig, certain that these frenetic hookups will eventually lead to true love.What Schorr captures so well is the knack we have for overanalyzing and justifying everything our crush says or does, or doesn’t say and doesn’t do. I found myself repeatedly wanting to say, “Stephanie! Open your eyes! He doesn’t feel about you the way you feel about him!”But when we’re in that place, when we are so certain that HE IS THE ONE, we are loath to acknowledge anything that might show us we’re wrong. And we’re overeager to read more into what he says or does than he really intends. That’s where I found myself really pulling for Stephanie, and being pulled in by Schorr’s story. Because I’ve been there. Most women I know have been there. I found myself really hoping Stephanie would not compare every guy she dates to Craig, and find happiness somewhere else. I have a lot more to say on this matter, actually, but it would be full of spoilers and I don’t want to do that, so suffice it to say that I identified with Stephanie trying to figure out her relationships.The other part of the story that is compelling, and also full of reality, is Stephanie’s relationship with her friends. They tease each other, support each other, and call each other on their bullshit. I used to have a tribe like that , where we spent weekends and holidays together, a surrogate family of sorts. So whenever Paul, Stephanie’s ex, was on the page, I kept picturing my old friend James. Although James and I never dated, the dynamic between James and me was so similar to what is between Paul and Stephanie that I found myself picturing me and my friends as Stephanie and the other characters throughout the story.I got a kick, too, out of some random pop culture references in the story, like Charles Chips. I remember the tins from when I was a kid. And reading the “here’s to the men that we love..” toast? Well, I used that one a number of times in my own college career. So, reading Just Friends With Benefits was a lot like revisiting some of my own life. I appreciated the realism Schorr brought to the story. And as Stephanie figured out what really was right for her, I found myself wanting to know what story Schorr will share with us next.

  • Samantha March
    2019-05-05 05:05

    We all have that someone who got away. But when Stephanie Cohen’s college crush, Craig Hille, seems to take an interest in her, she is determined not to let him get away again. She puts all the effort into segueing their friendship into a real relationship, not letting anything get in the way. This means her job, her friend’s advice, and another great guy. Stephanie is convinced Craig is the one for her, and ignores all the warning signs that Craig just may not be that into her. Just Friends With Benefits by Meredith Schorr is an extremely relatable story to all women. Stephanie is a great main character, a fun loving girl who works hard but enjoys a beer and baseball game, who is just trying to find that special someone to settle down with. I loved that I wasn’t quite sure what was up with Craig. I was confused by his behavior right along with Stephanie, and tried to figure him out along the way. My absolute favorite part of this book though had to be the group of friends. Made up of different characters, guys and girls, couples and singles with a variety of different jobs, they reminded me exactly of my friends. They were witty and loud and loving and they gave a perfect oomph to a romance story. I will definitely look forward to reading more from Meredith Schorr.

  • Libby Mercer
    2019-04-28 23:01

    A sure way to win me over as a reader is to create a main character that I would want to spend time with in real life. Well, in Just Friends With Benefits, Meredith Schorr has created an entire book full of people I know I'd want to hang out with if they were real! Stephanie Cohen was quite complex, and although it was heartbreaking to read those deluded or self-sabatoging moments of hers, they made me care even more about her - perhaps because I've gone through similar moments myself. I'd like to mention Stephanie's relationship with her mother here. At first it seemed like Stephanie's mom was just had a normal, nagging mom, desperate for her daughter to get married. But as the story unfolded, I got to see that their relationship was a lot deeper than I'd originally thought. I thought their moments together (or on the phone) were extremely well done. This is a fabulous read with a little bit of everything - longing and heartbreak, seizing the moment and putting it all on the line, good-natured ribbing and endearing emotional support. And humor. Lots of humor. Can I just say: "do the hustle!"? ;-)

  • Christina
    2019-05-05 05:00

    "Just Friends" with Benefits by Meredith Schorr is a romantic comedy about one singleton’s love, friendship, and her own re-discovery of herself and what’s most important. As a 32 year old paralegal in Washington, DC and with the proverbial biological clock ticking, Stephanie realizes she’s not getting any younger and re-evaluates her friendship with Craig Hille, her secret college crush. "I wondered if Hille was a good kisser. I pictured him with his shirt off. Then I pictured me taking his shirt off. I bet he had hair on his chest but not too much, and I knew he worked out so he probably didn’t have man boobs. Bigger boobs than mine was a definite deal breaker. He was so sexy when he winked at me. There had to be some reason neither of us had found 'the one' yet".Told in the first person narrative, this quick-witted chic-lit is laugh out loud funny. Likeable characters. Believable dialogue. And clever twist that honestly, I did not see coming. Looking for easy-breezy read? "Just Friends With Benefits" is totally recommended reading. 4 stars

  • Jennifer Daiker
    2019-05-04 03:58

    Stephanie Cohen is one hell of a heroine. The author gives us a character every woman can relate to and from the start you can feel the connection. She has a way to embrace each reader with the quirky personality Stephanie portrays leaving every reader giggling through the story. Making mention to several shows that we can relate to Schorr adds the nostalgia many readers enjoy.We walk through Stephanie’s life as she searches for the perfect happy ending but heartbreak, embarrassment, and anger creep up instead. Schorr allows the reader to experience those frustrating circumstances that each one of us as woman experience and as each page turns allows us to relate to Stephanie and create an even stronger bond.As we all know there is nothing complete without a happy ending and Schorr delivers in this adorable and fun read. You’ll be rooting for Stephanie all the way to the end. Overall a fabulous and fun read. What will Schorr come up with next?

  • Michelle
    2019-05-25 21:07

    This was one of my favorite books to read this summer! Friends with Benefits is such a hot topic and I love how Meredith Schorr took on the subject. The characters are quirky and fun, the type of people that you would want to know in real life and pal around with. I absolutely love the pop culture references that scatter this book and the premise of those lasting friendships.Stephanie Cohen is a delightful heroine to root for, carrying on that crush since college on that one guy that just couldn't get past friend status. Then when you finally get into the relationship, he quickly puts you in "friends with benefits" territory. Watching the story unfold as Stephanie juggles feelings for college crush, Colin, and new found boyfriend, Ryan, is a roller coaster. Definitely put this on your "must read" list.

  • Rachel
    2019-04-30 21:52

    Review coming soon. Raised the bar for chick lit for me from here on out!! Realistic with humor done so well; and certainly humor Is a huge part of life!!Bc I was reading other books for group reads and I'd started this one and wanted to finis I honestly would love to on a lazy Sunday read this one start to finish sans other interruptions so that I could appreciate it even more than 25-50 pages at a time. Had I not had previous commitments I know id have finished this within the day I started it. Main protagonist felt like a good friend as did her group of friends!! If you want real women's literature vs cheap tawdry or just goofy chick lit (no offense to the genre but they're not all created equal like in any genre) then this book is for you!!!

  • Natalie Aaron
    2019-05-18 04:03

    "Just Friends with Benefits" is an engaging, realistic portrayal of the insecurities we all face when trying to find "the one." I adore Stephanie Cohen - she's hilarious, vulnerable, a bit of a klutz and most importantly - real. I found myself laughing out loud several times as I read this book - I especially loved all of the pop culture references. Ahhhh George Glass.The secondary characters were great as well - I enjoyed all of the scenes with her circle of friends (and her mother!) And of course, when it came to the men in her life, I struggled right along with Stephanie but I was thrilled with the way it all ended up! There was so much I could relate to in this book - I could not put it down!

  • Samantha Bailey
    2019-05-20 23:56

    I knew from the moment I saw the cover and title of Meredith Schorr's "Just Friends With Benefits" that I was going to love this book. And love it I did. The character of Stephanie Cohen was relatable and funny, and I felt like we were friends. Her group of friends, her relationship with her family and Hille kept me up far too late at night wanting to know what would happen next. I wasn't expecting the brilliant twists, and I love that I wasn't sure who Stephanie would end up with.I don't often re-read books, but "Just Friends With Benefits" is one I will definitely read again. I can't wait for Meredith Schorr's next book!

  • Hilary Grossman
    2019-05-06 20:56

    This book had it all and I loved it! At one point, I had a gasp out loud moment. Then I found myself shedding happy, sappy tears. Fast paced and full of action, this book was a hard to put down page turner with awesome and fully developed characters. As I read I really felt like I was hanging out with a bunch of friends. I also loved Stephanie's mother as well as the mother / daughter relationship. It was so relatable!

  • Allyson
    2019-05-10 04:49

    This was a wonderful book! I went through so many emotions towards Stephanie, at times I found myself laughing outloud, then wanting to give her a hug, then wanting to shake some sense into her!I loved the different personalties of her friends, they made the book so much fun! I can't wait to read more by Meredith!

  • Melanie
    2019-05-17 22:56

    This was a great chick book about dating and relationships. Had a tough time putting the book down. Felt like I was hanging with my friend while reading. Good one!

  • Kobby Gyampoh
    2019-05-17 23:04

    4.5 stars on my blog: Was Stephanie amazing, relatable, untwo-dimensional? Of course she was! One thing about Schorr’s books is when you pick them, you know you are reading about her. It’s not all dug up like most authors’. It’s real, it’s her. So saying Stephanie was well-crafted is inhuman. She’s human. You’d find yourself thinking, “What! Stephanie loves Gossip Girl? I love Gossip Girl too!” or “No way! Is Alanis Morissette’s Ironic blaring in the background? Oh, I love that song!” Or “Please tell me she’s not moping over When Harry Met Sally, because that’s my number one Moping Chick-flick (or was, when I was single).” not forgetting, “She loves, Shopaholic and The Devil Wears Prada too! I still have those books!” So relatable, someone you’d feel the strong reader-character attraction every time you pick this title. To be frank, that’s how all Schorr’s books are. Cheers to Kimberly Long from Blogger Girl! he whole Just Friends With Benefits topic should be given a star. It’s the in-thing now and forever. We all have to have a fuck-buddy at some point, but the unique twist of this title gives it a leap over all other chick lit written in this light !Meredith Schorr hit the jackpot, again. I don’t do this. Comment on one particular character but sometimes some of Meredith’s characters piss me off so much. Like Hannah Marshak from Blogger Girl. Now Craig from Just Friends With Benefits. There’s no one fond of stories with NSAs like I am. But this guy makes the whole thing… Shower After Sex disgusting? Yeah, Shower After Sex disgusting. It’s just so annoying someone can have an NSA and not feel any emotional attachment afterwards. Acting all normal like I Screwed You In The Bathroom Last Night, fair deal. Call me sentimental, or say a ‘duh’ given that’s the whole point of NSAs (on paper, you have to note. A whole different ball game when it’s in practice). But the guy just pisses me off. And I know he would you too. Anyway, such feeling, love or hate is what keeps you sticking to the book, after all it’s the impression the writer wants the character to make on you. But I am not joking, I really did hate Craig. UGH!Speaking of characters, you would love the lot in this book. From Corky(!) and Paul(!) my favorites who delighted me with the humor they brought to this piece. Eric, the big-bro type friend to Stephanie and his wife, Jess. Suzanne, the best friend at Washington insisting on our lead girl’s subscription to who shed so much light on relationships you’d think you were in an interaction with a professional. Ryan, oh Ryan was the best thing that ever happened to this book. And Stephanie’s overbearing Jewish mum whose talk on Signs He’s The One might be what you need to shape your dating life.his book wasn’t predictable. Maybe its because I didn’t read the blurb. But you think you have read enough OMGee moments in your lifetime that you might not drop your jaw to anything again, huh? Huh? Oh, you haven’t read Just Friends With Benefits! With one OMG moment that rivals all, you will close the book for hours, thinking “Oh, my God that explains everything!” This book almost, almost, had a four star from me. Because it was a bit low in the humor department (we all know humor is a big thing for me), and one silly move our lead girl pulled towards the end I could never forgive, the OMG moment that rivals all OMG moments saved it for me. I recommend this book to anyone who has ever had a fuck buddy or not. Anyone who wants something true to life. Anyone who hasn’t tried out Schorr’s fabulousness yet. And anyone who has friends they’d fly across states to meet (like I don’t). :)

  • Kaley
    2019-05-27 02:43

    Originally reviewed at Books Etc.I've read and loved Meredith Schorr's later novels, A State of Jane (review here) and Blogger Girl (one of my favourites of 2013, review here), but I had somehow never read her first book, Just Friends with Benefits. Since her publisher has recently released all three ebooks in one bundle, I thought it was a fitting time to finally read it. I'm so glad I did because I absolutely loved it!I think what makes this novel so fun is that it takes the typical 'boy and girl are friends and fall for each other' story and turns it on its head. Nothing works out quite like you'd expect and I loved that. In fact, I actually had a "holy crap!" moment when something was revealed that I wasn't quite anticipating. I love when authors can surprise me! The romances in the novel were completely believable and realistic. And I don't just mean the relationships main character Stephanie was involved in. Each of her friends had their own relationship and we got to read about their love lives, too.Building on the friendship angle, I loved the emphasis Schorr put on the various friendships Stephanie has. Sure, being in a relationship is great but you always need to have a good friend, or five, who you can always count on to be there. Steph has an awesome group around her, and while some would find them crude, outrageous, or rude, I loved them. I actually feel like they were like what my friends and I will be like in another few years.Another typical chick lit feature, apart from having some romance woven in, is the comedic nature of most of the stories. Schorr manages to fit in quite a bit of humour throughout the novel without it taking over the rest of the story. As I write this part of the review it's well over two weeks since I read the book so I can't recall any specifics, unfortunately. But, all you need to know is that I found myself laughing out loud at parts of the story, which I always love.I'm glad I've finally read all of Meredith Schorr's books! I can tell that she's grown stronger as a writer with each novel she published. Now I can say, without a doubt, that she's one of my favourite authors (chick lit or otherwise) and can recommend all three of her books. Hurry up and write book four, Meredith! No pressure ;)

  • Laura Kay Bolin
    2019-05-05 22:44

    Thirty-something year old Stephanie Cohen is looking for the love of her life and she’s afraid she may have already met him. Once upon a college campus, Stephanie had a thing for hottie Craig Hillie, but ended up dating one of his best guy pals for years. Ten years after college and she still carries a torch for him. Stephanie goes on a mission to hook up with Craig. Craig turns hers down and then comes back the next day and they hook up. Stephanie soon believes “Hillie” and her are meant to be.Shortly after they hook up, Craig tells her they are just friends with benefits. Stephanie finally realizes this might not be good enough for her. Moving on, Stephanie ends up meeting Ryan. Ryan seems like a perfect match for her. Everything between them is going great. Well, they were going great until Stephanie and her friends get together for their week long summer vacation at the beach. Leaving Ryan behind, Stephanie goes and has lots of fun with Craig (who is showing her how much he cares) and is having lots to drink. Stephanie realizes maybe she’d been right and Craig really is the one. Believing Craig is jealous and makes a go of it, Stephanie makes a monumental decision. You’ll have to read it to see if she regrets it or gets her happily ever after!This is a Chick Lit novel if I ever read one! Now I felt some of the language was a little crude for my personal taste, but Schorr used the language in a way to really portray the characters and lifestyle. Not my thing, but it worked. It also seemed to me the actions of Stephanie and the rest of the characters are more likely how I picture twenty year olds behave and not as much thirty year olds. However, I really really enjoyed the book! It was funny and the characters seemed so believable. I loved all the 90s pop culture and music. I couldn’t help, but sit there saying out loud, “you are delusional!” when dealing with Craig and when she met Ryan! I was so excited for her, but sadly some girls don’t see what they got when they’ve had eyes on some guy for forever ago. This is one of those books you don’t want to put down. I know I read most of it in one day!

  • Stephanie
    2019-05-22 23:51

    Just Friends With Benefits follows the dating trials and tribulations of 32 year old paralegal, Stephanie. Back in college, she had a huge crush on Craig Hille, but wound up dating his friend, Paul, instead. Now, ten years later, and still friends with Craig, Paul, and the gang, she realizes she still has feelings for Craig. She attempts to start up a relationship with the infamous “one that got away,” but realizes it may not be enough when Craig describes what they have as just “friends with benefits.” So now the question is, does she continue trying to pursue him, or does she find someone else? Better hope she finds out quick, too, so maybe her mom will get off her back about not being married yet and giving her more grandchildren!I loved the camaraderie in this book. After college ended, Stephanie stayed in close contact with her group of friends, which included Craig, and even traveled to other states to celebrate holidays and birthdays with her friends. Together, they celebrate, drink, and sing karaoke, amongst other things. I delight in my close friendships, and enjoy reading about others in stories such as this one.Aaand of course, I also love stories about dating and looking for love. I never tire of these kinds of books. It’s so much fun to read about. I could understand Stephanie’s frustrations, but also her moments of elation that you experience at the start of a new relationship… or whatever the heck you wanna call her and Craig!So overall, I thought this was a super fun story. I would have liked having a better sense of Stephanie, though. For some reason, I didn’t feel like I “knew” her as well as I have other characters in the past.If you’re looking for a light, fun, humorous read, this one is definitely for you! I look forward to reading more from Meredith Schorr in the future! This was the perfect read for me after having just read several dark/sad memoirs. It put me in a fun mood!Note: I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

  • Melissa
    2019-04-26 01:54

    Even though this was Meredith’s first book, I finally just got around to reading it. I loved her other books and wanted to give her debut a try. I was definitely impressed! While it covers a cliché topic in the world of chick lit, it stays interesting and exciting throughout, with some drama and twists along the way. The interactions between her characters felt natural and genuine. Even when I wasn’t reading it, I was thinking about it and even e-mailing Meredith to tell her if something made me think of Stephanie. Of course, I loved that most of the story took place in DC and it was easy to visualize in that respect. My only “complaint” is that the ending wrapped up too neatly. I think there are a lot of directions she could have taken it in and was a bit surprised by the choice she made. However, most books wrap up neatly these days and for a debut novel, it’s incredibly polished. Meredith’s fourth novel comes out later this year and I’m eager to devour it as soon as possible!My ideal cast for a movie version:Stephanie: Jenny Slate Ike Barinholtz ( Stephen Amell ( Lyndon Smith ( James Marsden ( Anna Camp (

  • K.C. Wilder
    2019-05-21 01:43

    I read most of Meredith Schorr's "Just Friends With Benefits" while my butt was parked in a beach chair and my toes were in the sand. This is as it was meant to be. "Just Friends With Benefits" is the perfect vacation read. Schorr's characters are as fun-loving and familiar as the friends you bonded with in college - which is fitting, since that's where they bonded, too. The dialogue flows like beer at a beach party. Protagonist Stephanie Cohen is real, lovable and relatable. She's too hard on herself, too concerned about what others - especially men - think of her…but then, aren't we all at some point? I'm - ahem - a few years older than Schorr's intended audience (I think this is a perfect book for the 25-35 set), so there were times I caught myself wishing I could take Stephanie aside and say, "Sweetie, just give it a few years…" But the beauty of Schorr's novel is that she captures this moment in life so perfectly: when one has all the responsibilities and trappings of adulthood - the job, the apartment, the social life - but none of the experience. It's easier for Stephanie to ask her boss for more on-the-job responsibility (which she doesn't entirely want) than it is for her to level with her friend Craig about her feelings for him. And maybe none of us ever really outgrows that.

  • Jenny Kabalen
    2019-05-24 03:52

    Any single woman will find a fast friend in Stephanie Cohen, debut author Meredith Schorr's heroine, in her novel, "Just Friends With Benefits". Stephanie, an ambitious and endearing single woman in the city, is on the quest for love and, like many single women in reality, finds herself bumbling and stumbling through the shark infested waters of the dating world. What I found most entertaining and, I must admit, very familiar was Stephanie's circular inner dialogue as she wrestles to make sense of men and their sometimes mixed signals. Her seemingly inability to forget the "one who got away" and focus on new prospects clouds her judgment, making her all the more relatable to me, as she awaits the fairly tale ending we all secretly anticipate. She can justify away even the tallest red flags and, let's face it, who hasn't been in THOSE shoes? The ending, however, offers a refreshing twist that clearly demonstrates not everything is as it appears. If you are looking for quivering loins and overdramatized sappy sentiment, "Just Friends With Benefits" is not the book for you. However, if you want to laugh, cry, and nod your head with an empathetic understanding of Stephanie Cohen, this book is a must-read. You might just see yourself in the pages of Schorr's unique answer to the chick-lit genre.

  • Jennifer Farwell
    2019-05-27 01:56

    Schorr's story of Stephanie Cohen, a 30-something paralegal who hasn't had much luck in the long-term love department since breaking up with her college-boyfriend-turned-buddy, is a relatable one. If you've ever had a "what if" moment about the high school or college crush that never turned into something more than simply that, you'll enjoy the twist that 'Just Friends With Benefits' takes when Stephanie goes down that road to act upon the spark she always felt with Hille, her longtime crush who became part of her core group of close friends. You'll especially enjoy this story if you've ever had a crush or romance from the past intrude upon your present, roadblocking you from meeting or pursuing a relationship with a potential better match.Stephanie is an endearing character whom Schorr brings to life through her clumsy tendencies, occasional self-doubt, and missteps in love that she has to work through in order to grow. Schorr also provides enough depth in the personality traits of Stephanie's close friends to make these characters come to life and fully engage the reader -- enough so to make you cringe at some of the ribbing Stephanie endures and has come to expect.If you're looking for a fun weekend read, pick this book up!

  • Cathryn Chapman
    2019-05-03 01:08

    I liked this book. I have been in bed sick most of the day, and whizzed through this book in a matter of hours. I didn't predict the ending right from the start, which I usually do with books in this genre. The characters are all believable, and I think the thing that most stood out for me was the main character's 'voice' and the dialogue. It felt real, like someone was telling me the story, and like people would actually say. As a chick lit writer myself, I often have trouble writing dialogue I think sounds convincing!All-in-all, a nice read for the beach, or a cozy day in bed. With a two year old, I don't get much downtime on a Sunday, and I think it was worth being sick to have time to read this book today! :)

  • Ashlie
    2019-05-18 03:09

    This is by far the best of the books by Schorr. It was well balanced and paced. It delivered exactly what I expect out of a chick lit book without reading like a carbon copy of another story or trying too hard to be like another story and failing. I easily took to the main character, and rooted for her happiness. There were parts that were laugh out loud hilarious, and my face even got a little damp nearing the end. The lack of a perfect score is do to some word/descriptive choices that jarred me from the story. If Schorr writes a forth novel I hope that it's more reflective of her first work than her second and third, "Just Friends With Benefits" hit every note with grace and a little sass.

  • Tishan
    2019-05-05 04:56

    Lovely storyI was able to relate to this story on many levels as I'm also 32, a paralegal, dreamed of being an actress when I was younger and little things here and there about Stephanie which resembles that of my own. It was a great read. It had me cracking up like a maniac at parts. The author was very thorough in detailing scenes and emotions. I swallowed the book while in less than 24 hrs. Inspirational and refreshing. Things happen for a reason and at times things are not what us women make them to be in our crazy non-stop minds. I recommend this book to anyone who would like to clear their mind and getaway from reality for a while. Great message.

  • Meredith Schorr
    2019-05-18 22:08

    This was the first novel I ever wrote and while it will always hold a special place in my heart, I decided (with the guidance of my new publisher/editor) to re-write it in its entirety for a number of reasons. The characters are the same, but the story is very different. I'm so thrilled with the new version - I believe it has retained the humor and charm of the original edition, but it's tighter, more developed, and I think it's safe to say it's "better" - I hope you all like it as much as I do!

  • Tanya Vought
    2019-05-23 04:02

    This is a quirky book about Stephanie, her past and coming to terms what she needs in her life. We all have that one moment in our life where we feel we let the one man we wanted... and we let them go. Stephanie is dealing with that and wants to try to not let him go again.....This book is filled with laughs, lots of drinks, amazing lines from her mother... OMG... "fuck buddy" lmao! I laughed out loud at that moment!If you like a book with tons of great men, fabulous friends and finding oneself in a sense... you'll enjoy this book!4 stars from me.

  • Francine LaSala
    2019-05-19 22:43

    I really liked this book! The main character, Stephanie Cohen, comes across like a close friend all the way through. You feel like you're on this journey with her, and you really *feel* it with her--the highs and lows. You want to hug her when her heart breaks. You want to shake her when she doesn't make the best choices. You want to go out and slam tequila shots and do karaoke with her. Schorr has created strong characters you know, and want to know, and sews up the events with a true, natural knack for neat, compelling storytelling. A very fun read!

  • Jen Gilbert
    2019-05-01 02:05

    Sometimes you need a book just like this. Easy and entertaining and enjoyable. And this is one of those books that fits the bill. I pretty much loved every moment of it. It flowed and was easy to read and I could totally picture all of it happening. It was like listening to a girlfriend chat about her crush. And there is nothing you can do but nod and smile encouraging. Totally recommend for those days when you need some gal time but the girls are no where to be seen.

  • susieqlaw
    2019-05-21 03:55

    I really enjoyed this book, because the story is so unpredictable! The author easily drew me in of the story of a young single women tackling the dating world and staying in touch with her longstanding group of friends! I stayed up all night reading the book.*Note: I received a copy of this book for free in a give away!

  • Genie
    2019-05-20 05:12

    Hysterical. The main character was quirky and eccentric, but in the most likable and relatable way. Even the secondary characters were described and introduced with such detail that you felt like you knew all of her friends. I found myself involuntarily laughing out loud and loving all of the characters involved.

  • Ozma
    2019-05-24 04:10

    I really enjoyed this book. The small cast of characters was a little annoying, but I liked that the book actually depicted how young, professional women really think and act. I also liked that story lines and tropes from "Sex and the City" were updated/adapted/modernized. This book was a good homage to earlier chick lit but also smarter. A great gym/workout read!