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Originally published as a three part serial, enjoy The Abbie Diaries in its entirety. (Includes: Going Viral, Going Out, and Going Steady)

synopsis

Meet Abbie, cubicle dweller by day, blogger by night. Acting as her online diary, the blog features a no-holds-barred, true life, gritty account of her sometimes funny, sometimes painful, often dirty love life. Oh, and she doesn’t always change the names to protect the innocent. After a date with coworker, Toby, she has a new reason to hate Mondays. When the post goes viral, Toby seeks revenge and enlists the help of his buddy Parker to do it. Both guys soon realize when she isn’t bad-mouthing men, she’s pretty likable, maybe even lovable, which really puts a crimp in Toby’s revenge plot. As if her life life and work life colliding aren’t challenging enough, Abbie has a crazy roommate with a vacuuming obsession, a serious problem with alcohol resulting in BUI: blogging under the influence, and a broken heart. All may be fair in love and war, but what happens next will rock the internet and her world.

 

review

*Review copy received from the author for an honest review*

3.75 “Gabby Abbie” stars

This quick series is funny, different, and definitely entertaining. Abbie is one silly, silly girl!! Whether you read it all as one book or a part at a time, it still flows together well. The Abbie Diaries is obviously all about Abbie, her dating life, and her blog. Oh, and maybe her lack of a filter when it comes to blogging. LOL! Let’s just say and alcohol and blogging don’t mix well for Abbie.

“That’s right, ladies. Toby was an epic failure, and you guys are all going to reap the rewards of my humiliating ordeal.”

Of course, when offered a read of this book, I was like “hell yeah” since blogging happens to be close to my heart, obviously. And Abbie’s blog posts definitely did not disappoint. If only I was as witty as Abbie, but maybe without causing all the drama that she did 😉

“She had made one mistake. One drunken mistake. Was it really the end of the world?”

I was totally hooked in the first and second part. They are funny, funny, funny!!! Listening to her blog posts totally cracked me up, and then when you add that she is talking about her dating life and her annoying roommate….lots of laughs!!!  But I have to be honest and say that the third part lost me. I finished it and still enjoyed it, but it all became a little too high school for me. Games, lies, and making people jealous….come on!!! These characters were supposed to be adults. And I might have expected it out of Abbie, but not the other characters!

“Just stop talking, Abbie. I’m going to be doing the talking for a while, and you are going to sit back and listen.”

As I said before, this one was different for me. It’s a romance story with a high school twist, is what I think 😉 Overall, a good read with a few good lessons to be learned from it 😉 Happy Reading!!!

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excerpt

The Office Eye Candy: Fun to Look at, Painful to Date

Abbie Baker | On March 21, 2015

If you had asked me a year ago just what I thought about office romances, I would have told you that nobody in their right mind would ever have one. Nothing good could happen from one, right? If you had asked me that a year ago, though, I would have taken inventory of all the men I worked with and would have come up with Nathan, 47, balding and wheezy; Derek, 59, a happily married father and grandfather; and Tyler, who while the right age, is gay. When you have the male coworkers I had then, it is easy to be judgmental about workplace romances.

When your elderly fellow employee retires and is replaced with a young, good-looking, single, straight guy, however, it becomes a whole lot easier to decide that nothing is just black or white. I am here to tell you, though, that your first instincts are correct: do not cross the line. Because if you do, you could end up right where I am now: loveless, mad, and with yet another reason to hate Mondays.

If you have been following the dating drama that is my life, you know that tonight was my much-anticipated date with Toby, my heart-stopping, next-cubicle neighbor. We bonded over a jammed printer, shared dismay when we thought the company was being closed, and laughed together in relief when we found out that we were only changing buildings. All in all, we were clearly destined for couple greatness.

In preparation for the big event, I was waxed, polished, and tweezed. I spent a week’s salary on a form-flattering outfit, and I spent an hour on my hair. But I didn’t mind. It was an investment in my future position as Mrs. Toby Lockland.

Is there someone you can sue when a fool-proof investment falls flat?

That’s right, ladies. Toby was an epic failure, and you guys are all going to reap the rewards of my humiliating ordeal.

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Amelie Stephens is a twenty-something wife and mother who loves to tell sweet and funny romantic stories, often those that have come from her own life. When she’s not changing diapers or cooking meals for her family, she’s writing.

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