Book Review: 25 Sense by Lisa Henthorn


Claire Malone didn’t mean for this to happen when she moved to New York. She just wanted to live the city life and gain experience in television writing, her dream career. It’s not like she meant to reciprocate when her married boss, Sean Vared, sent her flirty e-mails. And you can’t blame her for coming into the office on the weekend when Sean told her he was going to be there . . . alone. She didn’t mean to sleep with him—but hey, she wanted to experience the city life, so no big deal, right? Wrong. By the time Claire wakes up on her 25th birthday, she’s very much in love with Sean. At work, she struggles to hold it together when he passes her desk—the very desk that they used to make love on. Soon Sean has turned his affection to the show’s starring actress, and Claire is devastated. Can she break away from Sean without ruining her barely started career? Will someone find out what happened? Will she ever grow up and stop making stupid mistakes? 25 Sense is about the time in a young woman’s life when the world starts to view her as a responsible adult—but all she feels is lost.

About the Author:
Lisa Henthorn
is a television writer who wrote on the CBS show Swingtown, the CW show The Beautiful Life, and the A&E show The Glades. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband.

My Review:

Twenty-five was not that long ago.  I turned twenty-six only four months ago.   I fee like I could relate to Claire due our age bracket.  When it comes to career, it’s feel like we are both having a late late start or we are behind and try to play the catch up game.  On the other hand, her romantic choice/decision are not very similar.  I would say her decisions are not the brightest.

I like how Henthorn did not add any unnecessary scenes or characters to boost the word counts.  She kept the story short and interesting thoroughly.  I also love the little social media messages at the beginning of each chapter.  They are funny and trendy.  Another thing I like about this book is the description of New York City.   I felt like I was there with Claire.  Henthorn has covered all the little details from where do New Yorkers get their coffee to the awkwardness of subway.  The TV shows business is interesting too.  It is certainly different from movie production.  Overall, I really enjoyed the book.

4 out of 5 stars
Received a free copy from BookSpark’s 2016 Summer Read Challenge and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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