Just a Name


CHICK-LIT:  Holly Murphy loves a solid plan. She has her entire life planned out...until the rug is pulled out from under her, and she is left to deal with her own canceled wedding. On top of that, the promotion she has spent years working towards is in jeopardy because the team she supervises does not like her management style.  When her best friend suggests she go on her honeymoon anyway, Holly’s boss loves the idea, backing Holly into a corner she cannot escape. After conducting a nationwide search to find a man with the same name as her ex-fiancé to use his ticket, Holly finds herself with handsome Nate Jones wondering if this whole thing will not be so bad after all. But can Holly learn to let go, or will this adventure send her right back to her safety net?

Written in first person point of view, “Just a Name” is a laugh out loud ride from start to finish. Miss Monson gives Holly a voice that is both unique and humorous. However, she can be hard to relate to and even unlikable at times. Her personality seems grating and immature for her age. A multitude of characters add to the story, even as they become a bit overwhelming. For those who are fans of cleaner romances that feel more like chick-lit, this is a perfect novel. For others, the censoring of curse words can be as frustrating as the predictable storyline. Despite the familiar story and the flawed heroine, “Just a Name” is a delightful distraction from the real world.

Arec Rain