AWRW Book Review: Pop-Out Girl, by Author Irene Woodbury @IreneWoodbury #ChickLit #WomensFiction #BookReview #BookBlast

popoutgirlWhen Zane Hollister returns home to Las Vegas after two years in prison and discovers his showgirl-lover is with another guy, he goes ballistic. After stalking and taunting the couple for months, his toxic jealousy takes a darker turn. To wipe out Colton, Zane masterminds a devilish zip line accident and a terrifying car crash. When those fail, he resorts to kidnapping Jen and forcing her to marry him. And it gets even worse when Zane shoots Colton’s boss, Matt, by mistake as he aims for Colton in a horrific drive-by shooting.

With Matt lingering in a coma, Jen’s cocktail-waitress mother, Brandi, absorbs a seismic shock of her own. After hearing Matt’s name on the local news, she realizes he’s her first love of decades past—and Jen’s real father.

Will Matt emerge from his coma to reunite with Brandi and Jen? Do the cops nab Zane, who’s hiding out in Hawaii? And can Jen and Colton’s love survive Zane’s lethal jealousy?
There’s a happy ending for some, but not for all, in Pop-Out Girl.

ebook, 188 pages
Published April 30th 2017 by SynergEbooks
Genre: Chick Lit, Women’s Fiction
Rating: 5/5 Stars
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Jen makes her living emerging from multi-tiered cakes, singing and dancing for Stripper Grams. She’s a romantic, with a troubled past. Pop-Out Girl is a chick lit novel that chronicles Jen’s life, and how poor choices made by both her mother, Brandi, and herself, lead to a series of devastating tragedies, that in the end pave the way to their happily-ever-after.

Pop-Out Girl by Woodbury is a fast-paced tale of love, revenge, and tragedy — but it is not without hope. The story is told in third person, and features the perspectives of not only the heroine and her mother, but the villain too — which I really like in a story! I also really like the cover, as I feel it fits the mood of the story.
This story is a good match for readers who enjoy dramatic fast paced stories where there is literally NEVER a dull moment. The drama begins almost immediately, and before you turn the first page you are thrown into the chaotic whirlwind that is Jen’s life. Tragedy seems to follow Jen everywhere, and her mother, Brandi’s life is no different. Their drama is not only limited to one other; it reaches out with toxic tentacles, infecting everyone around them. Complications abound every corner and their high maintenance lifestyles prove to be too much for most to handle.

I really enjoyed this story and I’m rating it 5/5 stars. If my review intrigued you, please support this author by purchasing Pop-Out Girl on Amazon, or your favorite book retailer of choice.

About the Author

Pop-Out Girl is Irene Woodbury’s third novel. It’s a gripping look at the tumultuous life of a 23-year-old showgirl who pops out of cakes at special events in Las Vegas for a living. The novel offers riveting glimpses into the loves, lives, triumphs, and tragedies of Jen’s family and friends as well.

Irene grew up in Pittsburgh, and has lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, Honolulu, and Denver. The University of Houston 1993 graduate also called Texas home for seven years. Her writing career began In 2000. After five years as a successful travel writer, she switched to fiction. Irene’s first novel, the humorous A Slot Machine Ate My Midlife Crisis, was published in 2011. The darkly dramatic A Dead End in Vegas followed in 2014. Pop-Out Girl is another dramatic effort. With her husband, Richard, editing, Irene completed the novel in eighteen months. She hopes audiences will enjoy reading it as much as she enjoyed writing it.  — Goodreads Author Bio


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2 thoughts on “AWRW Book Review: Pop-Out Girl, by Author Irene Woodbury @IreneWoodbury #ChickLit #WomensFiction #BookReview #BookBlast

  1. April, thanks for the wonderful, perceptive review. It makes all the hard work and long hours worth it ! I love your blog and look forward to receiving your newsletters. Continued success to you as a reader and writer, Irene

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