Review: Sure Thing by Jana Aston


☆☆➹⁀☆4.5 stars☆➹⁀☆☆


What It’s About:

Have you ever set out to have a one night stand with a sexy stranger?
No? I’m the only one?
Just kidding, I would never.
Not usually.

But then I figured, why not? My entire life I’ve been good and it’s gotten me nowhere.
No job.
No apartment.
No boyfriend.

I’m owed a little fun, aren’t I? A reward for being good.
Sure, a new pair of shoes would be more appropriate, but Mr. Sexy Stranger is more appealing. And when he speaks—in that British accent—it’s a done deal. Every American woman has a hot British guy fantasy. Well, most do. I haven’t taken a poll or anything, but I’m pretty sure it’s a fact.

You know that saying about best-laid plans?
Good, because I don’t either, but I assume they go awry.
Like my one night stand…

Sure Thing releases on October 10, 2017



My Thoughts:

Remember when the twins in the Parent Trap movie switch places to fool their parents? Sure Thing by Jana Aston, isn’t really like that movie even though twins, Daisy and Violet, swap places. Ms. Aston writes the most adorable romantic comedies. Her fairly innocent young women fall for handsome, more experienced men who don’t know they’re ready to find their “one-and-only”. In Sure Thing, Jana has created some of her best characters to date, and she has thrown them into a fun, fresh story.

Violet and Daisy are twins, who are identical only in looks. Daisy is a carefree fun-seeker who always manages to land on her feet. Violet is a planner and rule-follower, who ended up on Daisy’s couch without a job, home, or boyfriend.

“Following rules is my jam. Breaking them is Daisy’s.”

I loved their interactions. Their sibling banter is perfect, and the oh-so-adorable goodbyes were the cherries on top.

“Love you, Vi. You’re my peanut butter”, says Daisy

“And you’re my jelly”, replies Violet

Violet is a super lovable character. She has a positive, can-do attitude. While she might not have her life together—but who really does in their mid-twenties—she gives her all to each endeavor.

Violet’s love interest, Jennings, is of course handsome, successful and more experienced, but he is also British. Dreamy guy + lovely accent = crush. There was really nothing to not love about this character. One of Jenning’s most swoon-worthy attributes is that he loves that Violet has “no game”. He is charmed by her honesty and relative innocence. Together, these two characters light up the pages,

In this light, sweet read, Ms. Aston delivers a few poignant life reminders, but it is mostly just good fun.

“I’m exactly where I’m meant to be. As are you.”

 The perfectly paced book is a delightful, easy read. I love that even though there is a mad attraction, Violet questions her feelings instead of claiming insta-love. Also important to me, is that Violet doesn’t give up on her goals simply to follow a man. Swoon worthy romance and light humor put this book at the top of my rom-com list. My one disappointment was the lack of information on Daisy, but I’m hoping that means Ms. Aston might write her story in the future.




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About the author: Jana Aston likes cats, big coffee cups and books about billionaires who deflower virgins. She wrote her debut novel while fielding customer service calls about electrical bills, and she’s ever grateful for the fictional gynecologist in Wrong that readers embraced so much she was able to make working in her pajamas a reality. Jana’s novels have appeared on the NYT, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers list, some multiple times. She likes multiples.

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