Download the details on Jen and Jesse -- the online newlywed couple of the year! They're blogging marriage year one...and the details are smoking!
But can it last?
Jen: Jesse carried me over the threshold into our new apartment. It was perfect, like I always pictured it would be.
Jesse: Jen and I barely came up for air as we christened our new apartment! Married life rocks!
Jen: I saw the cutest pair of shoes at the mall. I just had to have them. Jesse will think they are so hot.
Jesse: Jen brought home a pair of shoes that cost more than a big-screen TV. Yeah, they're hot, but hotter than a big-screen TV? I don't think so.
Log on and hold on....
The newlyweds are just getting started!
Frothy, frivolous and harmless, this quickie novel borrows its zing from two of-the-moment fads: reality TV shows and online dating. Jen and Jesse receive an all-expenses paid wedding when they win a ("Just Duet") contest sponsored by the online dating service through which they met. In exchange, the couple promises to provide a blog-like chronicle of their first year of marriage. "Artsy" Jen is still a college student (majoring in art history and minoring in philosophy), while strait-laced Jesse has just started his first real job as (surprise!) an accountant. Their "odd couple" pairing (shades of TV's Dharma and Greg) leads to a series of sitcom-style misadventures, spiced with some mildly salacious scenes described in titillating yet not terribly explicit fashion ("He kissed her hard, his tongue reaching hungrily into her mouth as his hands slipped under her T-shirt"). The couple's relationship takes a temporary turn for the worse when Jesse breaks a promise to Jen by hiring strippers for a friend's bachelor party. For readers who click with its mix of perky narration, trendy topics and hints of sexiness, this light entertainment offers many minutes of reading pleasure. Ages 16-up.