Book Review : Life Would Suck Without You (a girlfriend memoir)

Author: Jennifer Preuss


Summary: There are all types of friends. Rich friends. Poor friends. Fair weather friends. Then there are the Best Friends of all—BFF’s. Meet Jennifer, a Soap Opera star wannabe, new to LA and waiting tables at a hot new restaurant in Century City. She makes three new friends who turn out to be inseparable.

Together they go from one hilarious adventure to another; having drinks, lingerie shopping, and laughing about men’s shortcomings. Life is good for this foursome and Jen discovers the real meaning of friendship. But when life throws them a cruel curve ball which rocks them to their very core … is friendship enough?

A feel-good story that will make you laugh and cry, Jennifer Preuss’s comical and heartwarming book tells the tale of an inseparable group of four women who navigate their 20s and 30s, dealing with life, death and all the things in between.

My review: Even though it is her debut novel, Jennifer definitely knows how to grab our hearts from page one! This story is a special one because it revolves around her life and her experience with friendship. To be honest, I did know this book was going to be quite fun from the beginning but the crazy adventures and the realness of the story blew me away.

Pros: Jen’s life is anything other than boring! So expect a lot of twists and turns in this book, aptly confirming the saying that “Life is a roller coaster”. It is an honest memoir: hilarious and fun but at times, heartbreaking. It is a story of love and loss and the bonds of true friendship that never breaks but only tightens over the years.

Cons: Honestly, I found none but I do think the book should have been longer because I wanted to read more about Jen and the adventures she had with Cecelia, Nikki, Panooch and her family.

Conclusion: I have recently realised that any books that start with Kelly Clarkson’s song’s name is a really good summer read and is always on my favourites shelf *cough* Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson *cough*. Addictive like a pack of spicy potato wafers during a late evening with friends, this book is a must read and I assure you that it would be one of your favorites too.

Star Rating: 5/5

Age Recommendation: 15 y/o and above would enjoy it.

Pages: 186 pages
Release Date: May 16, 2017

About the Author: Jennifer Preuss is a die-hard Philadelphia transplant who now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. She’s a writer and school teacher and gives thanks every day for her girlfriends. This is her first book.

Visit her website here. 

My sincere thanks to Jen for sending me the Review copy and to Kate Tilton for introducing me to this book.

Hope you liked my review!



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