Every Boy’s Got One by Meg Cabot
(Pan Macmillan, 2005, 328 pages)
I hadn’t read any Meg Cabot before, and when I saw this title in my ebook browsing, I thought I would give it a try. Jane Harris is the friend of Holly who is eloping with her boyfriend, Mark, to Italy. The book begins as a travel journal that Jane intends to keep for them so they can remember their elopement. The rest of story is told as conversations in emails, handwritten notes, texts, and some private journal entries.
Mark’s best friend is Cal—he and Holly are acting as witnesses to the wedding. There is an immediate disdain between Cal and Jane at the airport, which further progresses as they fly across the Atlantic and get settled in at their villa in Italy. Jane is fully supportive of this elopement as she believes Holly and Mark are perfect for each other, while Cal doesn’t think so because he has been burned by love before. Jane is determined to make sure Cal doesn’t ruin anything for Holly and Mark’s special day as their families have been less than supportive.
I found this book to be a fun and humorous read, especially the arguing between Cal and Jane. I liked it so much that I am planning to read the rest of the “The Boy” series. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys chick lit.