Breaking Even

Rated 3.00/5 based on 2 reviews
Meet Penelope Whittaker: a sensible, soon-to-be-married, accountant. Or, so she thought. Penelope was under the impression that she had her path mapped out, until she was hit by an unexpected force: Single Dad. Suddenly, Penelope’s world is turned upside down and her family and fiance have all been pushed back to second place. Will she choose love, or, possibility? What would you choose? More

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Words: 54,360
Language: English
ISBN: 9780986895609
About Kathleen Kole

Kathleen Kole is the author of Breaking Even, Dollars to Donuts, Favorable Conditions and Tales from the Laundry Pile. She is currently working on her next novel.

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Review by: Margaret (Literary Chanteuse) on July 17, 2012 :
This book started out really interesting. I liked the characters and the situations that they were in however my interest began to waiver slightly the further I read. An enjoyable chick lit story but not my favorite of the two I have read from this author.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jennifer Ladd on Jan. 08, 2012 : (no rating)
This book threw completely threw a good way. It took me a little bit to figure out that the men in the book were brothers and all the women in the book were sisters-in-law or in Penelope's case, sister-in-law-to-be. Penelope is engaged to Ben and thinks that life is going well until she meets Single Dad while dropping her soon to be nephews off at school. (Note: I think usually the capitalization of the adjective noun moniker in chick lit means bad news). Breaking Even is no different.

I completely took the side of the befuddled Miller brothers during this one. There's a lot of girl drama in the book that had me a mixture of amused and appalled. The really funny part is that I get the automatic female response, being a girl and all, but seeing it happen in a book is definitely surreal. I had a few moments of panic where I thought to myself "please don't let me do this."

There is a really great makeover scene. Plus, having worked in the customer service field in the past, the first day working in a coffee shop scene is my personal favorite. I wish I could have done that kind of thing on my off days. I think I had dreams about doing it.

This book was kind of therapeutic for me because it let me really look at my own relationship kind of analytically and see the importance of communication. It's witty, charming and a great read. I really recommend this book to anyone who loves funny chick lit reads. The pacing of it is fantastic and is a rather quick read, I finished it in an evening. It would be a great beach read; even though it's doesn't take place at a beach, there's no reason why you can't take it to the beach, right?
(reviewed long after purchase)

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