**SPOILER ALERT: Please skip the synopsis if you haven’t read the first two books in the Avery Fowler series. The first one is currently 99 cents for Kindle**
Avery Fowler is facing 40 with all the grace you’d expect of someone who once convinced herself that Cheetos were good for her because they’re the same colour as carrots. She simply hates admitting defeat.
Now a blogger and aspiring author, she hears the clock ticking on the deadline for her erotica novel, “Venetia: The Story of a Sized-16 Sex Goddess”, (erotica for the rest of us) as well as on the possibility of having a child.
As her world grows more complicated, some days, she simply doesn’t know where to turn. Should she chance renewing her relationship with Clementine, her Howto.com web advisor—available 24/7 for the low, low price of just $14.95 a month?
Or, should Avery trust her own instincts while searching for the answers to life’s latest challenges?
If you enjoy the Shopaholic series, or the charm and sass of Bridget Jones, Avery is right up your alley!
I’ve appreciated and enjoyed every single book inside the Avery Fowler 2.0 Trilogy, and here’s why: Jennifer Ammoscato has created an amazing protagonist who is unapologetic in saying what she thinks or how she feels. In fact, Avery often says or does something that we’re all thinking or feeling, but most of us just don’t have the guts to carry it out. In the final book in the trilogy, she’s still as out there as ever, and she’s just as funny as she’s ever been, yet there’s a more sensitive side to Avery, a shift in what matters most to her and her perspective on life. It was refreshing, and honest. I felt closer to Avery and her story. Maybe it’s because she’s turning forty, and I’m on the cusp of that. Or maybe it’s because of the life-altering changes that suddenly surface in her world. Or maybe it’s because, even with all the chaos, she’s still the same wonderfully flawed character we all know and love, the one who still has a very important decision to make – trusting in those around her, or trusting in the all knowing Interwebs, better known as Howto.com. The struggle is very, very real.
My struggle will come from living without another book in this series. It’s been a wild ride, at times a laugh out loud experience intermixed with cringe-worthy moments, moments I highly recommend to anyone. Period. I’m also glad to have had the opportunity to share in those moments and co-write the Avery reviews with Melissa. I’ve had a lot of fun!
I recently asked Jennifer Ammoscato if there would be a fourth book about Avery. Sadly, the answer is “no.” I guess I’ll just have to dream up what is happening in her life after this book. And now I’m bummed that I rushed through it, since it was such a fun and easy read once again.
Wherever Avery goes, chaos is sure to follow. And turning 40 hasn’t changed that for her. There are some really funny and wacky situations that Avery gets herself into, but she always manages to come out on top. Some things got extra tough for Avery at this go-around, but she found a way through it. Did HowTo.com help? I guess you’ll have to read the book to find out!
I adore Avery and her snarky sense of humor. She’s so relatable that I even found myself getting teary-eyed at one point in the story. I’ll miss her and hope you’ll read this series so that I can live vicariously through you!
Originally reviewed for Chick Lit Central