Tuesday, June 14, 2016

25 Sense by Lisa Hanthorn

What They Say....Claire Malone didn’t mean for this to happen when she moved to New York. She just wanted to live the city life and gain experience in television writing, her dream career. It’s not like she meant to reciprocate when her married boss, Sean Vared, sent her flirty e-mails. And you can’t blame her for coming into the office on the weekend when Sean told her he was going to be there . . . alone. She didn’t mean to sleep with him―but hey, she wanted to experience the city life, so no big deal, right?

Wrong. By the time Claire wakes up on her 25th birthday, she’s very much in love with Sean. At work, she struggles to hold it together when he passes her desk―the very desk that they used to make love on. Soon Sean has turned his affection to the show’s starring actress, and Claire is devastated. Can she break away from Sean without ruining her barely started career? Will someone find out what happened? Will she ever grow up and stop making stupid mistakes? 25 Sense is about the time in a young woman’s life when the world starts to view her as a responsible adult―but all she feels is lost.

What I Say....I think this book was a generation miss for me.  Claire is in New York living pretty well on a production assistants salary.  She's in love (? I question this because there doesn't seem to be any real connection or any real feeling on either of their parts).  

Claire and Sean seem to do some light flirting through email, but when they finally meet in the office on a Sunday and sleep together, it's not satisfying for either of them, and just seems to inspire guilt in Sean.

Claire says she's upset afterwards, but she seems to get on just fine, even moving to California where she she continues to live pretty well even without a job.  

I don't know - I just think this was meant for a younger crowd, because I didn't understand the lack of feelings in any of these characters.

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