I have another book authored by Meg Cabot to recommend today! I know, I’ve talked about her quite a bit lately. Well, twice prior to this–in a recommendation for Boy Next Door and when I told you about how she’s influenced my writing. Still, three times in the span of a little more than a month is more often than I’d usually post about one author.
Kate knew that firing the most popular employee in the dining room wasn’t likely to lead anywhere good, even if she didn’t do it by choice. But even she couldn’t have predicted what it would lead to–or who.
Boy Meets Girl follows Boy Next Door, and there are plenty of shout-outs to the latter. That said, you could read Boy Meets Girl on its own without a problem. (I know that from experience… I didn’t realize it was part of a series the first time I read it.)
So, what did I like about Boy Meets Girl? Well, a lot of the same things that I liked in Boy Next Door: the humour, the light-hearted romance, the little, realistic details. But there are also a few things that you’ll only find in Boy Meets Girl. Like a whole lot of Charmed references, which brought back some memories for me.
Possibly the biggest difference, however, is the subplot. While there’s certainly a lot at stake in Boy Meets Girl, it’s not on the same dangerous level as Boy Next Door. Though that doesn’t make it any less gripping. As I said, I’ve read it before, and I was still hooked this time around. I’m sure anyone reading it for the first time would have just as much trouble putting it down.
Meet Kate Mackenzie. She:
– works for the T.O.D. (short for Tyrannical Office Despot, also known as Amy Jenkins, Director of the Human Resources Division at the New York Journal)
– is sleeping on the couch because her boyfriend of ten years refuses to commit
– can’t find an affordable studio apartment anywhere in New York City
– thinks things can’t get any worse.
They can. Because:
– the T.O.D. is making her fire the most popular employee in the paper’s senior staff dining room
– that employee is now suing Kate for wrongful termination, and
– now Kate has to give a deposition in front of Mitch Hertzog, the scion of one of Manhattan’s wealthiest law families,who embraces everything Kate most despises … but also happens to have a nice smile and a killer bod.
The last thing anybody — least of all Kate Mackenzie — expects to find in a legal arbitration is love. But that’s the kind of thing that can happen when…
Boy meets girl.