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by Kim Gruenenfelder

Category: Womens Fiction
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Kim Gruenenfelder
ISBN: 1250024501
ISBN13: 978-1250024503
Language: English
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Special edition, Value Promotion edition (May 22, 2012)
Pages: 368
Fb2 eBook: 1631 kb
ePub eBook: 1790 kb
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Thanks to Kim Whalen, my brilliant literary agent, for encouraging me to write this book, even during months when I would just stare at the computer and sigh.

Thanks to Kim Whalen, my brilliant literary agent, for encouraging me to write this book, even during months when I would just stare at the computer and sigh. And to Rebecca Oliver for introducing us, and changing my life. Thanks for believing in me, and for believing there’s an audience for women’s fiction not set in New York’s Upper East Side. comedy for you soon! Thanks to Jennifer Good, my awesome film agent, who is making me turn this book series into a pilot. Let’s hope you’re right!

Misery Loves Cabernet book.

Misery Loves Cabernet book.

Misery Loves Cabernet. St. Martin's Griffin. Gruenenfelder, a Hollywood screenwriter, knows her setting and her craft. Well-written characters and a wicked sense of humor help this debut stand above the usual chick-lit fare. The perfect love guide for every girl (and their granddaughters and grandnieces). Cecilia Ahern, author of . I Love You and Rosie Dunne. you will not be able to put this one down. MaryJanice Davidson, author of Undead and Unappreciated.

Hoping Liam is back from his date early, I yell, Honey, I’m home!. Liam yells from upstairs. I have wine for you in the kitchen!. I have wine for you in the kitchen! kitchen to see a bottle of Clos du Val Chardonnay, opened and breathing, and an empty glass next to it. Next to the wine is a cheese platter consisting of what looks like a triangle of Brie and a triangle of blue, accompanied by some crackers and fruit. I yell from the kitchen as I pour myself a glass of wine

Charlize Charlie Edwards finally has it all: a house in Silverlake, .

Charlize Charlie Edwards finally has it all: a house in Silverlake, . Charlize "Charlie" Edwards finally has it all: a house in Silverlake, . s hippest neighborhood, two fabulous best friends who always have her back, and a great (though hectic) job as the personal assistant to Hollywood's hottest movie star, Drew Stanton. But best of all, Charlie has a newly feathered love nest with Jordan, the sexy photographer she recently started dating.

Charlize 'Charlie' Edwards finally has it all: a house in Silverlake, . s hippest neighbourhood, two fabulous best friends who always have her back, and a great (though hectic) job as the personal assistant to Hollywood's hottest movie star, Drew Stanton. Maybe Charlie's journal of smart-alecky life advice - which she's always been better at writing than following - has finally helped put her on the right track.

Gruenenfelder's first published novel was "A Total Waste of Makeup", followed up by "Misery Loves Cabernet"

Kimberly Ann Gruenenfelder. Gruenenfelder's first published novel was "A Total Waste of Makeup", followed up by "Misery Loves Cabernet". These are part of the Charlize series, focusing on a character named Charlize Edwards who starts the series by turning thirty

Misery Loves Cabernet. Martin's Press Q & A with Kim Gruenenfelder. A Conversation With Kim Gruenenfelder. Martin’s: You have some great advice in A Total Waste of Makeup about dating. Is there any advice you have trouble taking yourself? St. Everyone is invited to join! Kim Gruenenfelder.

Charlize "Charlie" Edwards finally has it all: a house in Silverlake, .

Praise for Kim Gruenenfelder's previous novels: & Total Waste of Makeup is the perfect love guide for every girl (and . In addition to her novels A Total Waste of Makeup and Misery Loves Cabernet, she has written feature films, episodic teleplays and two stage plays.

Praise for Kim Gruenenfelder's previous novels: & Total Waste of Makeup is the perfect love guide for every girl (and their granddaughters and grandnieces).

Charlize “Charlie” Edwards finally has it all: a house in Silverlake, L.A.’s hippest neighborhood, two fabulous best friends who always have her back, and a great (though hectic) job as the personal assistant to Hollywood’s hottest movie star, Drew Stanton. But best of all, Charlie has a newly feathered love nest with Jordan, the sexy photographer she recently started dating.  Maybe Charlie’s journal of smart-alecky life advice—which she’s always been better at writing than following—has finally helped put her on the right track. 

Unfortunately for Charlie, Drew is causing complete havoc on his new movie set, her eccentric family is descending upon L.A. for the upcoming holiday season, and her love life may be back to square one.  Jordan has left L.A. to work on a film shooting in Paris, where the women are gorgeous, sophisticated, and possibly after her man.  And Drew’s handsome new producer, Liam, is an old crush who has reappeared to tug at Charlie’s heartstrings. Charlie’s torn between the misery of waiting for Jordan and the tingly feelings she has for Liam. But there’s nothing misery—or seduction—loves better than a great glass of cabernet.

Comments to eBook Misery Loves Cabernet
Hono
Misery Loves Cabernet by Kim Gruenenfelder referred to me by amazon. Based on purchases and recommendations I've made, they thought I would like this book.

Gotta say, the title is what first caught my attention - I love it. But, I didn't want to purchase it just because it had a catchy title so I jumped down to the reviews. I don't typically read reviews that give away the story and this wasn't an exception but what I discovered was that an overwhelming majority of the reviewers loved the book. The only concern I had was that it appeared to be part of a series, and not the first one. If I know a book is part of a series, my preference is to read them in order. So, I checked into the first book. It didn't seem bad but it didn't intrigue me as much as Cabernet did. Kind of broke my own rule when I started with the second book.

Anyway, I really liked this book a lot. It's about a woman making it on her own. She's got quirky and interesting people in her life and ridiculously funny things happen to her. I've said before that the heroine may not know who the hero is but that I want it to be clear to the reader because if it's not clear to me, I don't enjoy the story as much.

Well, this book makes an exception to that theory because I had no idea who the hero was supposed to be but I didn't care. I was enjoying the journey Charlie (the heroine) was on and I was looking forward to seeing where it took her.

And I loved the characters in the book. In particular, I loved Drew - Charlie's boss. She's his assistant. He's like a little boy that doesn't know about "boundaries". Honestly, I was rooting for him to be the hero because they kind of complemented each other. She'd probably want to kill him in a year or two but the book doesn't take it that far so they would've been fine. ;)

Now, I've said I loved the book but there was something that bothered me from early on. Cabernet is what I'm going to call an independent book. I don't mean stand alone as in one of a series of books that continues the story but it stands on its own. I mean independent as in - in my opinion - the beginning and ending of the book don't allow for a satisfying story before or after the story in this book. To me, this book opened in the exact right place and had a satisfying ending. Thing is, what I know about the first book, it also had a satisfying ending. Had I read it first (and assuming it is as good as this one) I probably would've snatched this one up in a heartbeat, thinking it would be a continuation of the satisfying ending. Of course, that's making assumptions on my part but I just can't see myself reading the first book now without being annoyed by it. The same would go for a book that would follow this one. Sad too because I really did love this book.

So, bottom line is, I loved this book. Definitely will read other books by this author . . . just not necessarily ones that follow this same character's story. :)
doesnt Do You
Thirty and single. (How I can relate.) Charlie, who works as a Personal Assistant for a Blockbuster movie star in LA, struggles to balance her private life from her work life. Plan to encounter the phrases "hippo poop" and "bathroom skating rink" as you learn of the insanely random jobs her neurotic boss puts her to. As she tries to take care of her child-like star, she also attempts to find the love her life. But to no avail. She only wonders what is wrong with her and why her relationships don't lead her down the aisle. And this leads to the confidence issues. Major. Quitting smoking led to adding on a few (15+) too many pounds (as her boss so candidly points out). Her family is tightly knit but the absolute definition of dysfunctional (mother with a boyfriend half her age, father with a mistress, grandmother that drinks whisky and plays poker, slutty brother, etc). Her friends are always by her side but certainly have their quirks/issues as well. It doesn't help her confidence when her new beau chooses a job in Paris over her. She runs into another hunky man whom she is convinced is out her league but we find that there might be a potential for them afterall.

What can I say about this book? It was a cheap indulgence that I kept reading through (yet strategically hid the cover from any onlooker's sight). If you're in the mood for a chick book, sure, why not? The main character, whose first person narration we follow, is fairly funny. I certainly had many "lol" moments throughout. Sometimes I would have a fit of laughter. And then others I was keenly aware that she was trying too hard to be funny. What I am most certainly aware of is that everyone in this book is a character. The personalities are, to me, very contrived. I found her girlfriends to be typical girls (maybe this is why everyone likes this book?). Personally, I would never hang out with any of them (except the main character) so I kind of found them to be annoying and dreaded the points at which they were part of the dialogue. I was annoyed when nobody called out the friend who cheated on their fiance (a moral issue for me). And then I felt like the hunky heart throb was just that--a figment of one's oh-so-hopeful imagination. The main character, Charlie, just tears and claws at her self-image in front of this man repeatedly and yet somehow he continues to stick around. Meh. Highly unlikely. (it's fiction, remember it's purely fiction)

So if you're looking for a mindless chick read, feeling down about your singleness (*ehem*) and don't have a ton of other options, I will say go for it. You have your main character, your unrequited love, zainy characters (whatever that means), some Hollywood glitz and glamor, and the suspense of wondering throughout "who will she end up with?". I won't tell you the ending. But I will say, after 358 pages of reading, I did not leave with any warm and fuzzy feelings. Nor did I feel enlightened. I felt like the author was trying to figure out how to wrap it up and threw the ending together so that she didn't have to write 500 pages.

But that's just my take.

And scene. That's a wrap.
Naril
Great light read for the summer. I took this book on vacation with me and it was perfect. Easy and quick read that was constantly witty.
Wizer
While I loved her 1st book 'A Total Waste of Make Up', this sequel struck me as too forced. I would have expected her main character, 'Charlie' to be a little more self confident and not be giving advice to her future great granddaughter and not follow it. I also didn't like that she made almost all of the male characters so shallow and not be able to follow thru. As I do believe a female doesn't need a male to be complete. I didn't like that she made Liam seem like he was 'the one', only to have him fess up in 2 pages that he had been in love with someone else the entire time. He would not have acted that way if he was truly carrying a torch for another woman. Very disappointing ending.
Steelraven
It may not be fair that I'm writing a review for this book because I haven't finished it. But, perhaps that is the point. The main character isn't likeable. She complains easily and goes on tangents about things that are largely uninteresting. Her boss is mildly entertaining, at first, until his antics become predictable, redundant and boring. If you are a chick lit fan (as I am) you will be disappointed in this one. The title is cute and catchy and that is, honestly, the best part of this book... at least from the beginning to somewhere near the middle. I can't speak on the rest, since I'm not interested and probably won't be finishing it.
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