After a tight race that almost once again ended in a tie, the results are in. Your 2019 Jealous Haters Book Club selection is…
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.
Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
So, we’ll once again be tackling a Jamie McGuire novel. At least this time it was chosen democratically and not out of sheer spite like with Apolonia. In fact, it was a super tight race between this, Modelland, and City of Bones. So tight that even a week after announcing a three-way tie in the poll, the results between those three shook out like this:
- Beautiful Disaster: 552
- Modelland: 551
- City of Bones: 542
Now, everyone knows I have a super big personal problem with this author after she publically celebrated a blogger getting slapped with a chilled speech lawsuit. I probably won’t be able to approach this book objectively, and I’m pretty sure that’s why it received so many votes. So, thank you for encouraging me to channel my inner Janis Ian through the power of democracy, which washes my hands clean in case of backlash or accusations of being petty. Which I often am, but in this case, it is you who are the petty ones!
After all, you guys picked it. Not me.
Recaps will begin in December to get the ho-ho-holidays rolling.