As most know, I loved The Worst Week Ever. Carrie stole my heart from the first page and she did again, Oh Stupid Heart. Be warned though, this book is completely different from The Worst Week Ever. Yes, there is still humor, dry wit, situations that you would think…NOT AGAIN but this one humanizes Trent more. He tries to be charitable on the train and that backfires somewhat. When he tries to be charitable to his friend Jon, it finally works. Of course, he had a bit of help from Carrie and Mars, again.
Mars, Jack and Sam are back to help Carrie and Trent but my heart broke for Sam. There is a secret that Jon shares with Trent that really through me for a loop. ;) Great twist and explains alot of Sam’s resentment towards Trent but Sam deserves better. He is still holding a candle for Carrie though. In some ways, so does Mars but he views her as a somewhat savior to his own job with Trent. Read the book and see if you agree with me.
I loved the introduction of Jon and Patty. They are the ones that truly humanized Trent for me in this book. I finally understood where Trent truly came from growing up and with talking to Jon, Trent realized that he could leave his former life behind and build a future with Carrie. Plus, he’s a writer that I swear everyone had read and love except Trent.
The office situations were the best in the book for me. Grant was a slime, Coco a complete bitch and Dan was the glue that made Carrie finally feel appreciated and necessary when it came to her work. Loved, loved how Carrie finally stood up for herself and got mad a Trent during a work situation too. Of course, it broke her heart afterwards but I felt like Carrie was coming around to the fact that Trent didn’t always truly value her as an employee. Sure, she was the glue that kept the company afloat but somehow in this book, Trent forgot about that.
This book read has fast as TWWE but it very well paced and of course, Ms. O’Connor can write dialogue with the best of them. She makes her characters come alive on the page whether it be a word or maybe a raised eyebrow. Plus, I still want Carrie’s house and garden. ;)
To answer Liza’s question of the right guy for Carrie…its hard to say really. I liked Trent better in this book but I on the fence if he is truly the ONE for Carrie. He’s about 80% there but he keeps reminding us of his track record. I liked Joey, the cop in the first book but he was absent in this one. If I had to pick, I would say Sam but then Carrie would be only a sloppy second for Sam and I want Sam to be truly happy in a relationship. There is so much more to Sam that when you read this book, you will come to understand him more and more. *sigh*
I highly suggest that read the series in order to understand all the characters and situations that Carrie and Trent go through. Ms. O’Connor has written a brilliant tale about two different species (her words) that somehow find love but that road is long and the journey isn’t complete yet.
*I received this book from the author and I wasn't paid for my honest review*