Welcome to our stop on Just Pru tour for Anne Pfeffer. This tour is hosted by CBB Book Promotions.
Author: Anne Pfeffer
Reading Level: Adult
Released: March 2 2015
Review Source: Blog Tour
“I fell in love with this gem of a contemporary novel.” Whimsical Nature
“From the very first page, Just Pru ….completely pulled me in…. I know I’ll be thinking of it for a long, long time.” Maureen’s Book Notes
“…A wonderfully told and humorous coming of age story with characters you can’t help but fall in love with.” Gin’s Book Notes
"My mother once joked that my dad had wanted to name me Obedience. As if Prudence wasn't bad enough. I was not a Prudence and I never would be."
When twenty-five-year-old Pru Anderson—braless, pajama-clad, and clutching her cat, Chuck—is rescued from her burning Los Angeles apartment, the thing that scares her most is meeting the neighbors. New people make her hide in the bathroom, counting by sevens, but when her home is destroyed, she must turn strangers into friends … or crawl back to the controlling parents she only recently escaped.
What would her idol, Pepper Hathaway, do? That’s a no brainer: the detective-slash-supermodel heroine from Pru's favorite TV series would take no prisoners while looking fierce in a tankini and stilettos. So when the chance comes to live with her upstairs neighbor, Ellen, a playwright, Pru goes for it.
Thus begin the adventures of Pru, who's never had a job, a friend, or a first kiss. Swept into Ellen's whirlwind life, Pru begins to build her own, as director's assistant for a new play, muse to brooding actor Blake, and possible love interest to adorably neurotic neighbor, Adam.
Only one thing can derail Pru's exhilarating ride. Well, actually, it's two things—and they're in a car headed straight for LA to torpedo her life. When the past that nearly destroyed her comes calling, who will she be: a Prudence or a Pepper?
Prudence has been wanting to be independent, but has a hard time being on her own mentally. She feels as though ants are crawling on her from the anxiety certain social situations causes her. When life forces her to overcome these problems she's still unsure how to handle herself. Will she let her ants continue to crawl, or will she break free from this?
This book was enjoyable, I was able to read it and stay focused on what was going on with Pru. I had also never realized that people had a difficult time with social situations to the point of getting sick, I knew that people do have a hard time with being social, but I didn't know to what extent. As the story goes on you continue to pull for Pru. You want her to overcome the anxiety she has that is within her life, and as things continue on she becomes a better version of herself. You can't expect things to change for her over night, but slowly things become better. And I really liked that, I rooted for Pru and felt like I got satisfaction in rooting for her.
Anne loves her family, cool breezes, carbohydrates, and elastic waistbands. She lives in Santa Monica, California, with her dachshund, Taco. Learn about her latest projects at www.annepfeffer.com.
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