“Holy shit,” Bianca breathed into my ear. “Gavin’s staring at you like he wants to eat you alive.”
That got my blood pumping even more, but I gave her a casual smile without looking at him to confirm. I was kinda disturbed by how much I wanted to though. “Huh. That’s interesting.”
The grin she shot me was filled with knowing. “Yeah. It is. You should go say hi.”
“I don’t need to say hi, and I don’t want to.” I raised my arms in the air with the rest of the crowd on the floor.
“Are you afraid?” she challenged.
I scoffed. “Afraid of what?”
“Afraid that the attraction you feel for Gavin is stronger than what you feel for this rich dude you’re dating.”
Shit. Nailed it in one. My cheeks flamed, and I dropped my arms. The truth I’d been trying to run from was thrust right in my face. I could blame my self-honesty right now on the alcohol buzz, but that wasn’t it. Gavin drew me closer, even as he aggravated me. Today at work I’d studiously avoided him while serving. He was a dangerous distraction, a temptation I couldn’t handle.
I didn’t want to be that girl. One cheater in the family was enough.
Bianca thrust a few bucks in my hand. “Can you get us water? Talk or don’t talk to him—I won’t push. But if he’s impacting you this much, you shouldn’t ignore that to stay with someone who doesn’t put a tingle in your vajingle.” With a knowing look, she shoved me off the floor.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
One Broke Girl is a New Adult riches to rags tale. Anna's world is turned upside down when her mum abandons Anna and her father, taking their money and their rich lifestyle with her. Anna has to leave the bright lights of New York behind as well as her fancy car, huge wardrobe and perfect boyfriend Steven. Returning to her father's hometown in Ohio seems likes Anna's worst nightmare but in time, it turns out Anna is exactly where she should be.
Anna was a likeable character and grew over the course of the story. Gavin was a sweet book boyfriend, he was also a kindergarten teacher *let the swooning commence*. I wish I got to know Gavin more, the romance was a small sub-plot as Anna's situation and new circumstances were at the forefront.
I loved Bianca, her no-nonsense attitude had me laughing and I really can't wait for her book. Anna needed real friends who wouldn't judge her circumstances, she found that with Natalie and Bianca and Bianca was always on hand with great advice!
"Talk or don’t talk to him—I won’t push. But if he’s impacting you this much, you shouldn’t ignore that to stay with someone who doesn’t put a tingle in your vajingle.”
"That was hot. I almost had an O just watching you two."
I liked the message behind the story; it took Anna losing her wealth for her to evaluate her life and her attitude. She had to work hard in order to make ends meet and in turn she realised life was more fulfilling this way. Sure we all know that but for a New Adult book, it was a good message. I love the cover; I think it captures Anna perfectly. I just thought the story would have an edgier feel to go with it.
This was my first book by Rhonda Helms, I thought it was very well written, my interest was held throughout the story. I did begin to tire at the end when Anna was going back and forth with Steven; I just wanted her to take action already. As far as New Adult stories go, it wasn't the most gripping or exciting but it was good nonetheless.
One Broke Girl is a quick, fun read and you should check it out today.
Rhonda Helms started writing several years ago. She has a Master's degree in English and a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing. She also edits for Carina Press (an imprint of Harlequin Publishing) and freelance edits.
When she isn't writing, she likes to do amateur photography, dig her toes into the sand, read for hours at a time, and eat scads of cheese. WAY too much cheese.
Rhonda lives in Northeast Ohio with her family.
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