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Book Review | Perfect on Paper: The (Mis)adventures of Waverly Bryson by Maria Murnane

December 20, 2008

perfectonpaperjpgPerfect on Paper: The (Mis)adventures of Waverly Bryson
Web site for Maria Murnane
WINK’S INK, February ’08 (self-published)
320 pages
Women’s fiction, romance, chick-lit
Book provided by the author and Pump Up Your Book Promotions
Book #109/08

From Amazon: Anything can look perfect…on paper. When her fiancé calls off their wedding at the last minute, Waverly Bryson wonders if her life will ever turn out the way she thought it would…or should. Her high-powered job in sports PR? Not so perfect. Her relationship with her dad? Far from it. Her perfect marriage? Enough said. Perfect…on Paper is a humorous tale of Waverly’s efforts to cobble the pieces of a broken yesterday into a brand new tomorrow. What does the future have in store for her? Will she finally find what she’s looking for? *Her dates? Cringe-inducing at times, definitely entertaining *Her friends? Often amused, definitely supportive *Her new crush? Possibly intrigued, definitely a catch *The results? Hardly perfect, definitely just right.


Ms. Murnane’s novel is self-published. Yep you heard me right. This talented author had the bad luck to enter the publishing market when the future isn’t very bright. Unfortunately for her and many others their books may never see the light of day and for us, the readers, that’s a shame.

Let me just say this: the publishing houses that turned down this author missed out. Don’t take just my word check out the reviews at Amazon. Ms. Murnane’s book has generated a solid 5 star rating. That is outstanding for an author who has taken the self publishing road to get to this point. This book deserves every one of the those 5 star ratings.

Waverly is funny, sexy, gutsy and refreshingly human just like us gals. I was entertained from front cover to last page. I wanted more Waverly, along with her great cast of supporting characters, the minute I finished Perfect on Paper. Waverly works at a job that is uninspiring and her love life isn’t much better. But every cloud has a silver lining and for Waverly it’s the best kind. To keep her chin up through her trials and tribulations Waverly jots greeting card lines about her life and they’re great. They pay the biggest dividend of all. These gems of wisdom are aimed at single gals, and start each chapter, but anyone who has experienced the ups and downs of daily living can see the truth that lies within.

Finally: I loved it and I want more Waverly!!!


Tomorrow I’ll post an interview with Ms. Murnane but until then read this inspiring interview at Betty Confidential.

Thank you Tracy for this tour stop.

  1. December 20, 2008 7:29 am

    I’ve read nothing but good things about this one – glad you liked it.

  2. December 20, 2008 2:46 pm

    Yeah, I read and reviewed it too. I liked it, as well!

  3. ccmal permalink
    December 22, 2008 9:20 am

    Sounds awesome. I’ll have to check it out.



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