Claire Malone didn’t mean for this to happen when she moved to New York. She just wanted to live the city life and gain experience in television writing, her dream career. It’s not like she meant to reciprocate when her married boss, Sean Vared, sent her flirty e-mails. And you can’t blame her for coming into the office on the weekend when Sean told her he was going to be there . . . alone. She didn’t mean to sleep with him–but hey, she wanted to experience the city life, so no big deal, right? Wrong. By the time Claire wakes up on her 25th birthday, she’s very much in love with Sean. At work, she struggles to hold it together when he passes her desk–the very desk that they used to make love on. Soon Sean has turned his affection to the show’s starring actress, and Claire is devastated. Can she break away from Sean without ruining her barely started career? Will someone find out what happened? Will she ever grow up and stop making stupid mistakes? 25 Sense is about the time in a young woman’s life when the world starts to view her as a responsible adult–but all she feels is lost.
Here we go, guys!! Here’s another book that’s part of the Summer Reading Challenge from BookSparks! If you guys are following along, you’ll know that this is one of the books we’re reading this month! 25 Sense by Lisa Henthorn looked like a great book when they arrived this month, so I was excited when I finally got to read it.
The protagonist, Claire Malone, moved from west coast to New York to chase her dream career as a television writer. She’s a woman in her late twenties going through what other women in their late twenties are experiencing such as problems with money, with love, with career and of course, sprinkle in some family drama!
25 Sense shared with readers a bit about what it’s like to make a television series, and that was pretty interesting. Claire just happens to fall into an affair with her much older boss, Sean and then tries to backpedal out of the trouble that goes with that in the workplace. Claire ultimately realizes that heading back to California is the ticket to changing everything.
While I’m definitely not in my 20’s (or 30’s or 40’s), I could remember the days of making bad choices and doing things that weren’t very clever, so I could sympathize with Claire and her choices. What wasn’t around when I was 20 was Twitter, but now that I’m big on social media, I’m on Twitter everyday and I loved how at the beginning of every chapter there was a tweet (Twitter post). I’ll confess, I went to Twitter and did a search for @clairlymalone LOL!
If you are looking for a well written and really fast read mixed with romance, drama and comedy, 25 Sense is the book for you. It’s a great book to take to the beach or to cuddle with on the couch on a rainy day.
Lisa Henthorn is a television writer who wrote on the CBS show Swingtown, the CW show TBL: The Beautiful Life, and the A&E show The Glades. She lives in Santa Monica, CA with her husband, Peter, and her newborn son, Oliver.
I received a complimentary paperback copy of this book from the publishers and BookSparks as part of the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge in exchange for this post, which is my honest review and unbiased opinion.
Keep checking out BookSparks’ Summer Reading Challenge 2016! There are so many more books you’ll want to put into your beach bag! This is going to be the “best summer ever.” #SRC2016 #BestSummerEver #BestSRCEver!