Before I begin, I'd like to give my takes on Red Dress Ink. This year's offerings have a "been there, done that" feel to them. Having read wonderful and memorable Red Dress Ink installments last year such as A Clean Slate, Losing It, Carrie Pilby, Diary of a Blues Goddess and My Life Uncovered (just to name a few), this year's books have thus far failed to impress me. I feel as though I'm reading the same book over and over again. Alas, the year has barely begun and I shall wait and see if things improve. To be on the safe side, however, I shall only pick up new RDI releases from my favorite authors (i.e., Erica Orloff, Melissa Senate, Lindsay Faith Rech and Lynda Curnyn) after I finish the RDI I'm currently reading called Fat Chance.
Moving on to Slightly Settled. Slightly Settled, the sequel to Slightly Single, has its moments of wit and insight on being single. Despite her struggles in the first installment, which included losing weight and working on her relationship with the wayward Will, Tracey's life hasn't changed as much as she had thought. And so, further efforts to climb the corporate heap and find to true love in New York City are again in store for the frustrated heroine. The novel is a light, fun and entertaining chick-lit. Ms. Markham is a good writer. And readers who aren't bothered with the recycled plot will love this book. However, it just wasn't good enough for me.