For Waverly Bryson everything doesn’t come easy. She has worked extremely hard to get where she is at her sports public relations job, she was dumped two weeks before her wedding, and now has an impossible time finding a man-to top it all off her dad only wants to talk to her if he needs money. In the first novel of The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson series, Perfect on Paper by Maria Murnane-we see that life doesn’t always happen how you plan it.
Waverly is probably one of my favorite characters to date, she is a lover of chocolate (especially bite size Milky Ways), she eats pizza and drinks beer with the best of them. Plus, she has a wit about her that is unstoppable, and she can definitely hang with the boys at her job. She seems like a cool girl, so it doesn’t make sense that she can never really get a date. That doesn’t mean she hasn’t tried. After being dumped by her fiancé, she spends quite a bit of time being down on herself-eventually she pulls herself up by her bootstraps and gets out into the dating world again-with out much luck.
Even though her dating life was so-so, it seemed like her job was doing well, until it wasn’t. Waverly gets passed over when the firm is looking at a huge account, and it just adds a crushing blow to her self-esteem. This book was funny, though at times unrealistic, it was nice to get out of my own world and enter Waverly’s. Watching her mishaps, as if I was tuning into a new episode of my favorite sit-com every chapter, was one of the highlights of my last couple of days. To top it off, Waverly creates “honey notes” which can be seen at the beginning of every chapter, as well as through out the book which was a great touch and had me laughing.
This book was fun, witty, and a very light read. Though I will say some of the running jokes got a little old toward the end, it was still a great first book in a series. I will continue on with the series to see what other antics Waverly has gotten herself into yet again. Besides that, she seems like the type of girl that I would really like to hang out with. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.