[Ebook] The Roxy Letters By Mary Pauline Lowry – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk

The Roxy Letters Meet Roxy She S A Sometimes Vegan, Always Broke Artist With A Heart The Size Of Texas And An Ex Living In Her Spare Bedroom Her Life Is Messy, But With The Help Of A Few Good Friends And By The Grace Of The Goddess Venus She Ll Discover That Good Sex, True Love, And Her Life S Purpose Are All Closer Than She Realizes.Bridget Jones Penned A Diary Roxy Writes Letters Specifically She Writes Letters To Her Hapless, Rent Avoidant Ex Boyfriend And Current Roommate Everett This Charming And Funny Twenty Something Is Under Employed And Under Romanced , And She S Decidedly Fed Up With The Indignities She Endures As A Deli Maid At Whole Foods The Original , And The Dismaying Speed At Which Her Beloved Austin Is Becoming Corporatized When A New Lululemon Pops Up At The Intersection Of Sixth And Lamar Where The Old Waterloo Video Used To Be, Roxy Can Stay Silent No Longer As Her Letters To Everett Become Less About Overdue Rent And About The State Of Her Life, Roxy Realizes She S Ready To Be The Heroine Of Her Own Story She Decides To Team Up With Her Two Best Friends To Save Austin And Rescue Roxy S Love Life In Whatever Way They Can But Can This Spunky, Unforgettable Millennial Keep Austin Weird, Avoid Arrest, And Find Romance And Even Creative Inspiration In The Process

10 thoughts on “The Roxy Letters

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    Oops, I did it againaka here s another tierlist video ranking all my January Books Now that you know where this one stands, check out the video to see the rest The Written Review Stop complaining Stop being so wishy washy You want power Take it. Roxy a quasi vegan, dog loving perpetually broke artist has hit yet another stumbling block could it actually be rock bottom.She s quickly running out of money and desperately needs someone to rent her spare bed Oops, I did it againaka here s another tierlist video ranking all my January Books Now that you know where this one stands, check out the video to see the rest The Written Review Stop complaining Stop being so wishy washy You want power Take it. Roxy a quasi vegan, dog loving perpetually broke artist has hit yet another stumbling block could it actually be rock bottom.She s quickly running out of money and desperately needs someone to rent her spare bedroom it s important for you know once and for all that I will not be getting back together with you. And along comes Everett her ex boyfriend who also is a bit down on his luck and is willing to help her out.And so begins Roxy s letters sometimes hilarious, often wildly inappropriate and always unique The reader follows along as Roxy loses and perhaps finds herself in the ever changing world.So.Sooooo.Sooooooooooo.I think this one had a lot of potential, but it just wasn t my style.The format was interesting though often the line between letters and an normal narration seemed to blur, but I would say that it worked for the most part.The storyline was certainly unique Roxy s antics were rather funny at firstbut it just didn t last for me.She was thirty years old but perpetually acted like she was sixteen to nineteen many of the letters to her ex boyfriend reminisced about her favorite purple merman sex toy I was amused by it for a while but thenit just started to get a little old It began to wear on me when she made yet another bad decision or did something yet again that was wildly inappropriate.Plus she would just blurt out the most cringe worthy statementsI was so busy shaving my legs, trimming my giant power triangle, and vacuuming up dog hair, I forgot to eat dinnerAnd that s not even getting into the weird sex cult that took up so much of this book s page space To put it frank it wassquidgy and just gotTMI as the book went on.I think perhaps if I wasin the mood for thismaybe I would have enjoyed itI think someone who really has a crude sense of humor and doesn t mind copious and I mean copious sex talk, it could work.Though, on a side note I absolutely LOVED Artemis and Anna Roxy s two down to earth friends they almost made the book worth it for me If the book just had the two of them in it 5 stars all the way A huge thank you to Mimi from Goodreads for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review All quotes come from an uncorrected proof and are subject to change upon publication.YouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat miranda.reads

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    Many thanks to INSERT for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewDear Everett If I could describe this book in one word, it would be sigh A very long, relatively annoyed sigh When I requested this book, it was because the publishers seemed to be putting so much faith in its potential success Also, because of the cover and because it was compared to Where d You Go Bernadette Unfortunately, this book was very not Where d You Go Bernadette y Mostly, because Where d YouMany thanks to INSERT for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewDear Everett If I could describe this book in one word, it would be sigh A very long, relatively annoyed sigh When I requested this book, it was because the publishers seemed to be putting so much faith in its potential success Also, because of the cover and because it was compared to Where d You Go Bernadette Unfortunately, this book was very not Where d You Go Bernadette y Mostly, because Where d You Go Bernadette was a raw, passionate story about mental illness, love, and motherhood whereas this was a smoking mess I absolutely hated the main character, Roxy She was entitled, annoying, and quite stupid At first, I thought those would all be character flaws she would overcome by the end of the novel but I slowly realized that they seemed to be implied as a positive part of her personality The only character I was actually kind of interested in and cared about was Everett, the recipient of Roxy s letters but because the book was told in 100% Roxy Letters, we were never able to really see him On the note of the letters It was an interesting style to employ but it wasn t done very well This style CAN be done well like The Screwtape Letters but it wasn t because there were no letters responding or from other characters I was literally trapped inside Roxy s annoying mind for the entire book Bottom Line Rating 2 Stars Age Rating R Content Screening Mild Spoilers Educational Value 0 0 Positive Messages 1 5 Endurance Violence 0 0 Sex 4 5 Sexual themes, Constant discussion of sex, Innuendos Language 4 5 F k, sh t, d mn Drinking Drugs 4 5 Alcohol consumption, Drug selling Publication Date April 7th, 2020Publisher Simon SchusterGenre Contemporary Fiction that didn t go well review to come 11 16 19 thanks to my sister for helping me take this picture i requested this from S S because It was compared to Where d You Go Bernadette The cover is beautiful According to Edelweiss , the first print run is going to be 150K For those of you who don t speak publicity, that s a huge amount of copies Another buddy read with the amazing Miranda from Miranda Reads Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram

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    I didn t like the first couple chapters of this book because the narrator is writing letters to her ex boyfriend who has moved in with her, and it took me some getting used to this style I m so glad I stuck with it because I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS NOVEL.The narrator, Roxy, is a vegan who works at the original Whole Foods in Austin, TX Austin is where she grew up, and she hates the way it s changing, including the influx of people and corporate instead of local businesses that have been takin I didn t like the first couple chapters of this book because the narrator is writing letters to her ex boyfriend who has moved in with her, and it took me some getting used to this style I m so glad I stuck with it because I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS NOVEL.The narrator, Roxy, is a vegan who works at the original Whole Foods in Austin, TX Austin is where she grew up, and she hates the way it s changing, including the influx of people and corporate instead of local businesses that have been taking over She s an artist who can t create art since her heart was broken, and she s broke thanks to her animals endless medical bills and low wage job Cleary, nothing is going her way Her strong friendships with women, her misguided forays into relationships with men, her love of her furballs a dog, Roscoe, and a cat named Charlize Theron , help her ultimately get out of her rut, but naturally she has many misadventures along the way I will caution you that there was one portion of the book that made my eyes go wide and think, oh, I really hope that s not a real thing but I m not going to Google it because that will be in my search history for eternity But the very fact this activity is so out there was an important part of her relationship with ex, Everett, and her own growth and change I recommend this novel, you just have to get used to Roxy writing letters that are never returned, very often because she never puts them on the table for Everett to find Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book, which RELEASES APRIL 7, 2020

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    Find all of my reviews at StarsOh Roxy With all of your goddess and Venus and grrrrrl and not like the grrrrrrl lemme tell you but like every time a female was referenced talk I should have really wanted to punch you in the face But dangnabbit you made me laugh so I was able to simply chalk it up toI requested The Roxy Letters because it was compared to Bridget Jones Diary In case you aren t familiar with how I operate Find all of my reviews at StarsOh Roxy With all of your goddess and Venus and grrrrrl and not like the grrrrrrl lemme tell you but like every time a female was referenced talk I should have really wanted to punch you in the face But dangnabbit you made me laugh so I was able to simply chalk it up toI requested The Roxy Letters because it was compared to Bridget Jones Diary In case you aren t familiar with how I operate Despite most of the if you liked, then you ll loooooove comparisons completely missing the mark, I never learn my lesson and fall for that trick almost every time I also request nearly every book with a house on the cover or the mere hint that it will be about some sort of hillbilly criminal element, but that doesn t apply here so we ll save that discussion for another occasion The shout out to my darling Bridget is actually not a terrible one here I have no idea why my other pal Bernadette was thrown in because huh wha as the letters Roxy pens to her ex boyfriend Everett are actuallyDear Diary style since she delivers very few of them And as I mentioned above, her antics often made me chuckle From attempting to take down the man a k a Lululemon , to finding herself possibly joining some sort of fingerbanging sex cult, to dating 30 year old skateboarding manboys, to battling the tweakers and the mobile meth lab parked next door, to becoming a better friend, to maybe growing up all while attempting toRoxy could certainly be pegged as a millennial Bridget I wish I had the capability of slooooooooowing down rather than plowing through books or readingthan one thing at a time because I think I would have enjoyed this evenin smaller doses Not to say I didn t enjoy it, because 3.5 Stars obviously means I did Rounding down because of a spoilery issue at the end regarding Roxy s decisions on dating ACTUAL SPOILER AHEAD DO NOT CLICK IF YOU DON T WANT TO KNOW view spoiler The one thing Roxy made pretty clear throughout the entire story was that she wasn t fond of children There was absolutely ZERO reason for her to feel bad about saying no to a date with someone who had kids While I understand that one date does not equate marriage step parenting etc., I also understand why she wouldn t even want to waste her time and risk the potential of catching feelings for someone she couldn t see herself with for the long term There is NOTHING selfish about a woman a not wanting to have children or b not wanting to co parent someone else s hide spoiler ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you, NetGalley

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    For Roxy, adulting is the hardest thing she had ever had to do Her heart is in the right place and I loved reading about her road to self discovery, and the growing pains in her personal and professional life Luckily, she is surrounded with supportive friends and bestowed positivity by the goddess Venus, Roxy may overcome this bump in the road in her life Oh my goddess , please help her because Roxy was a complete disaster at 28 years old In this book, Roxy writes letters to her ex boyfrien For Roxy, adulting is the hardest thing she had ever had to do Her heart is in the right place and I loved reading about her road to self discovery, and the growing pains in her personal and professional life Luckily, she is surrounded with supportive friends and bestowed positivity by the goddess Venus, Roxy may overcome this bump in the road in her life Oh my goddess , please help her because Roxy was a complete disaster at 28 years old In this book, Roxy writes letters to her ex boyfriends and roommate Everett The letters never reach Everett as she writes to him openly about her life as a struggling artist while also working as a deli maid at the original Whole Foods in Austin, TX Initially, the letters were about collecting the rent, and slowly progresses toof a self introspection about her life and life choices I loved the progression of the story and how Roxy truly is full of goodness and heart I felt for her and I felt my own feelings about Roxy also progressed from, oh my goddess what is she doing to yassss finally something is going right This book was a light hearted and sexy read I did both the book and audio which was narrated so amazingly by Jayme Mattler Jayme brought Roxy s character to life and what a fun read this was for me

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    3.5 Stars, rounded down I thoroughly enjoyed this refreshing debut, it was a blast I found myself laughing out loudthan once while listening to this audio book, imagining myself in some of the outrageous situations Roxy found herself in I will say that Roxy came off a bit needy and extra, at times, and i m not sure if I would actually take to her if she were real, but I grew to tolerate and then really like her by the end of this novel The formatting is similar to Bridget Jones Diar 3.5 Stars, rounded down I thoroughly enjoyed this refreshing debut, it was a blast I found myself laughing out loudthan once while listening to this audio book, imagining myself in some of the outrageous situations Roxy found herself in I will say that Roxy came off a bit needy and extra, at times, and i m not sure if I would actually take to her if she were real, but I grew to tolerate and then really like her by the end of this novel The formatting is similar to Bridget Jones Diary in that the entire novel is comprised of several letters instead of diary entries like Bridget from Roxy addressed to her former roommate and good friend, Everett I found this formatting a bit irritating at first, but it eventually grew on me and I enjoyed it I think I needed to read this novel as it was a welcome break from the heavy psychological thrillers I ve been consuming I would recommend this to anyone wanting something lighter and just all around fun

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    The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline Lowry was a very fun and very refreshing read that I think would make an excellent palate cleanser in between heavier reads.I listened to almost all of The Roxy Letters on audio and I absolutely loved the narrator, Jayme Mattler She made the perfect Roxy and I enjoyed the book evenbecause of that There s a little bit of romance, but this book is mostly about being a woman and kicking ass while trying to find your place in life and love I really enjoyed t The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline Lowry was a very fun and very refreshing read that I think would make an excellent palate cleanser in between heavier reads.I listened to almost all of The Roxy Letters on audio and I absolutely loved the narrator, Jayme Mattler She made the perfect Roxy and I enjoyed the book evenbecause of that There s a little bit of romance, but this book is mostly about being a woman and kicking ass while trying to find your place in life and love I really enjoyed the letter format although I did think it was a little weird at first since Everett doesn t actually see most of them But I quickly got over that and really liked the format overall I think it makes the bookconcise which was fine with me although I almost wished it would just never end The Roxy Letters made me laugh countless times and I loved Roxy as our leading lady There are times that will make you cringe, and other times that will make you remember girl power does exist It s also not completely fluff which I appreciated The Roxy Letters does touch on mental illness and addiction which gave it some depth and I liked how it was handled.Song s the book brought to mind One Girl Revolution by SuperchickFinal Thought You just want to be Roxy s friend and that s something else I loved about The Roxy Letters There are a lot of great characters, but Roxy was my favorite This book is witty and just a nice, lighter read There s a tiny bit of steam but nothing too crazy which was right in my wheelhouse If you want a light read that s awesome on audio I highly recommend picking up a copy or audiobook of The Roxy Letters I will certainly be looking forward to reading all of Mary Pauline Lowry s books as they come out and I m very happy I got the opportunity to read listen to this book Thank you to Libro.fm and the publisher for both my advance listening copy and advance review copy All opinions and thoughts are my own

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    For Roxy, adulting was the hardest thing she had ever had to do Her heart was in the right place and I loved reading about her road to self discovery, and the growing pains in her personal and professional life Luckily, surrounded by supportive friends and bestowed positivity by the goddess Venus, Roxy may overcome this bump in the road in her life Oh my goddess , please help her because Roxy was a complete disaster at 28 years old In this book, Roxy writes letters to her ex boyfriends and For Roxy, adulting was the hardest thing she had ever had to do Her heart was in the right place and I loved reading about her road to self discovery, and the growing pains in her personal and professional life Luckily, surrounded by supportive friends and bestowed positivity by the goddess Venus, Roxy may overcome this bump in the road in her life Oh my goddess , please help her because Roxy was a complete disaster at 28 years old In this book, Roxy writes letters to her ex boyfriends and roommate Everett The letters never reach Everett as she writes to him openly about her life as a struggling artist while also working as a deli maid at the original Whole Foods in Austin, TX Initially, the letters were about collecting the rent, and slowly progresses toof a self introspection about her life and life choices I loved the progression of the story and how Roxy truly was full of goodness and heart I felt for her and I felt my own feelings about Roxy also progressed from, oh my goddess what is she doing to yassss finally something is going right This book was a light hearted and sexy read I did both the book and audio which was narrated so amazingly by Jayme Mattler Jayme brought Roxy s character to life and what a fun read this was for me

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    Thank you, Netgalley and Simon Schuster for sending me a digital ARC, in exchange for an honest review.I absolutely loved The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline Lowry Roxy is like an American version of Bridget Jones At first, I wasn t sure about the writing structure, the story is told in unsent letters she writes to her ex boyfriend and current roommate, Everett but it quickly became a favorite after 30 pages or so The writing and dialogue are hilarious There wasn t a chapter or page for Thank you, Netgalley and Simon Schuster for sending me a digital ARC, in exchange for an honest review.I absolutely loved The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline Lowry Roxy is like an American version of Bridget Jones At first, I wasn t sure about the writing structure, the story is told in unsent letters she writes to her ex boyfriend and current roommate, Everett but it quickly became a favorite after 30 pages or so The writing and dialogue are hilarious There wasn t a chapter or page for that matter that didn t give me a belly laugh It s a total hoot The only negative I can say is there s an abundance of exclamation points THERE S A LOT But to be fair, it s part of the book s charm Roxy is a 28 year old Austin native who works as a deli maid at Whole Foods She hates her job but is devoted to her hometown roots until a Lululemon opens in her neighborhood Roxy is sickened by it to the point where she plans to stage a protest She is worried Austin is losing all its weird, quirky charm by having so many high end stores pop up on every corner With the help of her co worker, Annie, and a new impulsive friend, Artemis Roxy will do whatever she can to save her beloved city from gentrification Roxy is also a struggling artist and nursing a broken heart I liked how honest this book was when it came to sexuality It doesn t shy away from uncomfortable situations Roxy is an obsessive person but I found her so relatable She s the kind of character you root for She s sassy, loyal, accident prone, and endearing Even though this is considered chick lit I hate that sexist term , I didn t think it was clich ridden or predictable You think the story is going to go a certain way and it totally does the unexpected Ultimately, the overall message of The Roxy Letters is about a young woman s journey at overcoming her insecurities and rediscovering her creative potential Release date April 7, 2020

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