When I first heard Red Dress Ink was going to be publishing monthly books about the single girl, I thought I had struck gold. I'll admit to being a little fanatical about chick lit. However, I've sort of burned myself out on this genre, although I do favor a nice, breezy read in between my meatier ones, and the Red Dress Ink books are perfect for that. L.A. Woman is your typical story for this type of book. No great shakes, but not a total time waster either.
L.A. Woman tells the story of 25-year-old Sarah Walker, who has recently moved to L.A. to be closer to her long-time fiance, Benjamin. With hopes of finally being able to move in together and work toward planning their wedding, Sarah's love life is definitely looking up -- until Benjamin's moving plans fall through, leaving Sarah alone and broke in a new city. And when Ben's unsupportiveness regarding her job woes and money problems reach the breaking point, Sarah also finds herself suddenly single. But with the addition of a new roommate, Martika, and gay friend, Taylor, Sarah will be on the road to recovery...albeit a rocky one.
Nothing new here in this novel that I've never read before. L.A. Woman does not offer up anything more than any other book in this genre would. However, the story is fun to read, and Benjamin's jerkiness is enough to invoke some serious ire in readers. Cathy Yardley has a promising talent, and I wouldn't hesitate to read another of her books in the future.