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Liz Loves Books

I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.

The Overnight Socialite

The Overnight Socialite - Bridie Clark A cute, funny retelling of Pygmalian/My Fair Lady set in modern-day New York. The hero's more appealing, more caring and has more of a conscience than the hero from My Fair Lady but his friend is annoying and lacks both empathy and insight. The heroine and villainess are both delightful in their own ways. I must agree with the reviewers who found the ending abrupt. I would have liked a bit more. The name dropping didn't bother me - the setting's right for a lot of name dropping, but it's going to make this book easily become dated.