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Perfect on Paper (The ❴PDF / Epub❵ ★ Perfect on Paper (The Author Maria Murnane – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Meet the new Bridget Jones PopSugar Daily A light and funny read If you ve ever felt like your life wasn t going the way you d planned then you can t help but connect with Waverly s tale Becky Lejeune Meet the new Bridget Jones PopSugar Daily A light and funny read If you ve ever felt like your life wasn t going the way Perfect on PDF/EPUB or you d planned then you can t help but connect with Waverly s tale Becky Lejeune for Bookbitch Anything can look perfect on paper When her fiance calls off their wedding at the last minute Waverly Bryson wonders if her life will ever turn out the way she thought it wouldor should Her high powered job in sports PR Not so perfect Her relationship with her dad Far from it Her perfect marriage Enough said To keep sane Waverly makes a habit of jotting down Honey Notes her own brand of self deprecating wisdom and a pipe dream for a line of greeting cards As Waverly stumbles back into the dating scene no stalkers or jean shorts please her personal and professional lives threaten to collide Perfect on Paper reminds us that everyone has a bad date or twelve and that everyone eventually needs a best friend to tell them Honey you are not alone.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 322 pages
  • Perfect on Paper (The
  • Maria Murnane
  • English
  • 20 January 2016

About the Author: Maria Murnane

The way Maria became an author is a little crazy She used to work in high tech PR but hated it so one day she Perfect on PDF/EPUB or uit and ended up playing semi pro soccer in Argentina for a year While she was down there she decided to write a novel which was something she d always dreamed of doing Fast forward a few years and she s now the best selling author of Perfect on Paper It s a Waverly Life Honey on Your Mind Chocolate for Two Cassidy Lane Katwalk Wait for the Rain and Bridges And yes she still plays a lot of soccer Learnand sign up for her mailing list at wwwmariamurnanecom.



10 thoughts on “Perfect on Paper (The

  1. Joya Joya says:

    I know how hard it is to write a book and put yourself out there and be subject to criticism and I totally appreciate the author for all the work she put into making this book happen but I just didn t like it I m not going to go into a synopsis since it s been done to death but I found the book and the lead character and all the characters for that matter to be incredibly annoying You know that person you know, perhaps it s a coworker or friend of a friend says one funny thing and runs the j I know how hard it is to write a book and put yourself out there and be subject to criticism and I totally appreciate the author for all the work she put into making this book happen but I just didn t like it I m not going to go into a synopsis since it s been done to death but I found the book and the lead character and all the characters for that matter to be incredibly annoying You know that person you know, perhaps it s a coworker or friend of a friend says one funny thing and runs the joke over and over like it s new and still funny but it pretty much makes you want to dig your eyeballs out Well Waverly does that throughout the whole book Hi, have we met My name is Waverly we know dammit Brad Cantor Brad Cantor Brad Cantor yeah WE GET IT ha ha btw as much as you re running into him, he s also running into you perhaps you re the weird one The only thingannoying than Waverly and her mis adventures which are really only an annoying collection of every annoying thing your own friends have probably already done are those stupid honey notes It hurt my fingers and my eyes just to write that I never want to hear those two words together ever again in life They were so incredibly un funny and annoying in their own right The book was just unfocused and far fetched and not in a cute chick lit way There was no actual story or plot There were just things that happened and not in a hilarious Seinfeld way If even one of those things had been developed, expanded and focused on it would have made for a better book The cover was cute The Newone Not the one here

  2. Lena Lena says:

    Great light chick lit to read that takes place in San Francisco I met the author wonderful person Hillariously funny.

  3. Kate. Kate. says:

    I would like to write a book myself, and admire this author s a fellow DG first effort It was a fun, light read nothing unpredictable or profound formulaic chick lit, heavy on the cliches and stereotypes But overall, a nice wrap up to my summer reading and even a nice segue to my own next career move Perfect on Paper tells of Waverly like the cracker Bryson s her busted engagement and her struggle back to coupledom and career satisfaction.

  4. mossum mossum says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Since this book was given to me as a gift, with a personalized autograph on the first page, I m rather sorry to post this negative review, but I cannot tell a lie.The author is a former student of my step mother I m sure she s a lovely girl and I applaud her for writing a novel and for getting her book published It s something a lot of us would like to do But I just could not cozy up to her characters.Waverly Bryson is supposed to be 28 years old but she thinks, speaks and acts like a high sc Since this book was given to me as a gift, with a personalized autograph on the first page, I m rather sorry to post this negative review, but I cannot tell a lie.The author is a former student of my step mother I m sure she s a lovely girl and I applaud her for writing a novel and for getting her book published It s something a lot of us would like to do But I just could not cozy up to her characters.Waverly Bryson is supposed to be 28 years old but she thinks, speaks and acts like a high school freshman whose parents have left her alone with an unlocked liquor cabinet for the weekend I found her constant self deprecation, which I think was meant to be somehow charming, beyond annoying Her attitude about herself and her little world represented something that should be eschewed by every modern human being She repeats a pattern of eat feel guilty get drunk make an ass of yourself worry about what everyone s thinking of you until I wanted to barf While her alcohol fueled self humiliation might have been used as a lesson the first time, she repeats this pattern time and again Waverly s constant negative viewpoints might have a place in a novel about depression, but this purported to be a humorous tale of affection, rejection and the search for perfection Spoiler alert she does not achieve perfection The tale begins with her fianc calling off the wedding better than deciding she wasn t right for him after the ceremony, right , meanders through her spending two years emotionally bleeding all over her friends eating donuts, getting drunk, and crouching behind cars to avoid uncomfortable situations , then becoming complete when a man gives her attention Not any man like Seinfeld, she has a long list of disqualifiers which are shared with the reader in a snarky, Oh good lord, jorts Am I right, ladies way No, this man is one who makes her skin hot when he touches her And, ladies, we all know that s the way to determine which man one should spend one s life with, am I right I m sorry, Maria, I really wanted to like your book But a 28 year old woman should not be interrupting her friends to snicker because someone s names match the names of characters on 90210 She should not be shimmying on her back under a stuck door in a public bathroom rather than using her cell phone to call for help She should not be finding fame and fortune by publishing her bitterness at being single And she absolutely should not be finding herself by finally getting attention from the right man If not for my promise to read the book I would have abandoned it by page 15

  5. Andi Andi says:

    When the opportunity to review a book about bad and surprising break up that happened to a woman in San Francisco came my way, well, I had to take it perhaps I had mysteriously written this book in my sleep, and if I had, well, I really should read it, right And I m glad I did Marian Murnane s debut book, Perfect on Paper, is funny, insightful, and just real The story is of Waverly Bryson, a woman in her late 20s whose fiance decides to call off their wedding two weeks before the date When the opportunity to review a book about bad and surprising break up that happened to a woman in San Francisco came my way, well, I had to take it perhaps I had mysteriously written this book in my sleep, and if I had, well, I really should read it, right And I m glad I did Marian Murnane s debut book, Perfect on Paper, is funny, insightful, and just real The story is of Waverly Bryson, a woman in her late 20s whose fiance decides to call off their wedding two weeks before the date because he doesn t love her any This devastating act takes place in the first chapter of the book, and the rest of the novel shows Waverly s misadventures in dating and, most importantly, her ability to come to terms with her own passions and identity The book isn t profound you won t suddenly go sell your possessions and fly to the Sudan to work in a refugee camp but wouldn t it be great ifof us did that But this novel is fun and really, well, cool I absolutely loved reading it My favorite scene is when Waverly finds herself at a wedding alone and has to sit at the dreaded Singles Table can anyone besides me relate She and her table mates do their best to make the most of the situation by listing dating disqualifiers, those traits or habits that immediately eliminate someone from a person s list of potential dates The list included cheerleaders one man says, I don t care how smokin you are If I find out you once had pom poms in your locker, you re out on your ass That one made me, the non cheerleader, smile with a goofy grin that showed all my teeth personalized license plates jorts jean shorts any guy who weighs less than the girl black Levi setc anyone have anything to add I ve considered penning this list into my journal just so I can avoid some crazy snafus in my dating life As all good comedies do, this one ends well but I won t give it away , and perhaps the ending is contrived But isn t that we all want when we read for a good laugh the belief that someone is working all things out for the good So much of life doesn t work out well sometimes you just need to believe it willeven if you can maintain that belief for just a few hundred pages

  6. Christina Haddad Christina Haddad says:

    I was hoping for a fun, light, chick lit book to breeze by and make me feel great While this book was an easy read I felt as though I was reading something written by a high school teenager who got dumped on prom night The story is told in the first person by a woman who is 28 and got dumped on her wedding day The entire book she struggles to admit she gets dumped and dates a string of unbelieveable losers Her attitude is that of a bitter old woman who will never find love and her speech i I was hoping for a fun, light, chick lit book to breeze by and make me feel great While this book was an easy read I felt as though I was reading something written by a high school teenager who got dumped on prom night The story is told in the first person by a woman who is 28 and got dumped on her wedding day The entire book she struggles to admit she gets dumped and dates a string of unbelieveable losers Her attitude is that of a bitter old woman who will never find love and her speech is of an adolescent teen who just discovered boys Yet, in my opinion the plot was not the worst part, the writing was I found multiple grammatical errors in the book and often the book had repetitve lines that were not funny the first time around The only reason I read the book to begin with was all of the rave reviews I read about it I also finished the book until the end just to give it a fighting chance Sadly it just keeps getting worse

  7. John Marr John Marr says:

    Every once in a while I like to read a litte chick lit to see how the other half thinks And I can only hope they find this novel as appalling as I do The heroine so epitomises the obnoxious, spoiled Marina Pac Heights bimbo it s hard to know where to begin All I can say is honey, if you have a height requirement, don t come whining to me when he has a cup size requirement.

  8. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    Waverly Bryson is a successful public relations executive who manages a big account for a San Francisco based PR firm Just days before her wedding, her fiance decides he can t go through with it Waverly is so embarrassed, she tells everyone that she was the one who did the dumping As she tries to move on, she goes through a number of bad dates, and realizes that not only is she unhappy with her love life, she s not exactly happy at work, either When a new account manager joins the office, Wa Waverly Bryson is a successful public relations executive who manages a big account for a San Francisco based PR firm Just days before her wedding, her fiance decides he can t go through with it Waverly is so embarrassed, she tells everyone that she was the one who did the dumping As she tries to move on, she goes through a number of bad dates, and realizes that not only is she unhappy with her love life, she s not exactly happy at work, either When a new account manager joins the office, Waverly is convinced that she is out to get her job, and does everything she can to snub her Somewhere along the way, Waverly starts writing Honey Notes to herself, almost as a mechanism for coping with the loneliness of single hood and the frustrations associated with her job It is these Honey Notes that open up a whole new world that Waverly never imagined was possible.Perfect on Paper was laugh out loud funny While it is not one of the best written books that I have read lately, it was certainly entertaining, and enjoyable as a summer beach read I work in PR, and before starting my own consulting practice many years ago, I worked for an agency, so it was really easy for me to identify what Waverly is going through in her professional life The book really brought back some memories What I enjoyed most about this book was the plot, it was interesting with lots of twists and turns The dialog, however, seemed forced at times and a little jagged in places This is why I gave the book three stars For a first novel, though, I think it was great, and I hope that Murnane continues writing, I d love to hearabout Waverly s adventures, or perhaps she has another story in her

  9. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    Waverly Bryson has just been dumped by her fianc Waverly is through with men Luckily for Waverly she has friends like Andie and McKenna to help her pick up the pieces Friends are great but nothing beats a couple good stiff drinks Just one piece of advice and that is Always drink in moderation unfortunately for Waverly she should have followed this advice, especially while attending a business event Not a great way to represent Jag, the company Waverly works for in the sports public rela Waverly Bryson has just been dumped by her fianc Waverly is through with men Luckily for Waverly she has friends like Andie and McKenna to help her pick up the pieces Friends are great but nothing beats a couple good stiff drinks Just one piece of advice and that is Always drink in moderation unfortunately for Waverly she should have followed this advice, especially while attending a business event Not a great way to represent Jag, the company Waverly works for in the sports public relation s department For Waverly not all is lost when she meets Jake To find out if Waverly and Jake hook up, you will have to read Perfect on Paper for yourself Waverly has got to be one of the most hilarious characters I have met When she around, you can guarantee there will never be a dull moment One of my other favorite characters is Scott, Waverly s best gay guy friend Every girl needs to have at least one good gay friend in their lives Ok, so you want to know when you can tell if the book you are reading is a winner I read a few of the Honey notes to my husband and he started laughing When your man thinks the book you are reading is laugh out funny, that s when you know you have a winner in your hands I couldn t get enough of Waverly and to see what the next day would bring for her Right after I finished reading Perfect on Paper, the next day I already was recommending this book to my friend Maria Murnane s Perfect on Paper is a must read If you aren t reading this book than shame on you as you are missing out on some great laughs I hope Maria s next book also features Waverly

  10. Tonya Plank Tonya Plank says:

    This is a really lovely book, sweet and funny with a cast of characters who are definitely very relatable the annoying guy who just seems to be everywhere you are, the bitchy competitive co worker who seems intent on stealing your job, the hot guy in whose presence you just can t seem not to make an ass of yourself, etc After being jilted at the altar by her fiance, Waverly sets out on a series of hilariously bad dates in an attempt to overcome her heartbreak and find that ever elusive Mr Ri This is a really lovely book, sweet and funny with a cast of characters who are definitely very relatable the annoying guy who just seems to be everywhere you are, the bitchy competitive co worker who seems intent on stealing your job, the hot guy in whose presence you just can t seem not to make an ass of yourself, etc After being jilted at the altar by her fiance, Waverly sets out on a series of hilariously bad dates in an attempt to overcome her heartbreak and find that ever elusive Mr Right But in the process, she finds herself instead.Of course there are lots of bad date overcoming evil ex novels, but what s original here is Waverly s knack for coming up with clever little sayings, sometimes darkly comical, that speak well to the single urban career girl, such as, Ever had to work with a total nightmare Honey, just wait until the company holiday party We ll see who s all alone in the corner And, Not everyone can have a cookie cutter family, right Honey, I d cut your losses and settle for the cookies Waverly eventually creates a line of greeting cards bearing said clever sayings, and voila, her real calling emerges Also, Waverly works in sports PR as did Murnane I like it when authors put their job details into their books you can learn a lot about other walks of life that way so there are some interesting, amusing scenes about the sports world making this a book not only for women, but for men as well.Basically, a great summer beach plane park outdoor cafe wherever you read when it s warm out read I will definitely look forfrom Murnane

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