February 18, 2015

Blog Tour | Just Pru by Anne Pfeffer


Welcome to my tour stop for Just Pru by Anne Pfeffer. This is tour and runs February 16-27th.  Just Pru releases March 2, 2015. Check out the tour page for more information.

About the Book:

JustPru_Lo res_11.20When twenty-five-year-old Pru Anderson—braless, pajama-clad, and clutching her cat, Chuck—is rescued from her burning Los Angeles apartment, the thing that scares her most is meeting the neighbors. New people make her hide in the bathroom, counting by sevens, but when her home is destroyed, she must turn strangers into friends …  or crawl back to the controlling parents she only recently escaped.

What would her idol, Pepper Hathaway, do? That’s a no brainer: the detective-slash-supermodel heroine from Pru's favorite TV series would take no prisoners while looking fierce in a tankini and stilettos. So when the chance comes up to live with playwright Ellen, Pru sets aside her fears and goes for it.

Thus begin the adventures of a girl who's never had a job, a friend, or a first kiss. Swept into Ellen's whirlwind life, Pru begins to build her own, as director's assistant for a new play, muse to brooding actor Blake, and possible love interest to adorably neurotic neighbor, Adam.

Only one thing can derail Pru's exhilarating journey. Well, actually, it's two things—and they're in a car headed straight for LA to torpedo her life. When the past that nearly destroyed her comes calling, who will she be: a Prudence or a Pepper?



I received this book from CBB Book Promotions to honestly review. This did not affect my opinion of the book in any way. 

This is not just another book. Just Pru is one of my first forays into new adult and I liked what I read. For those of you who are wary of adult fiction, I will say that it was very clean and could pass for a YA book.

Just Pru navigated issues like depression, anxiety, and self-worth in a new and exciting way. This is the first time I got to see how a character can crawl out of her shell (or sleeping bag) and find a way to be themselves and make a mark on the world at the same time. 

I felt as if I truly understood Pru and how her mind works. I could feel her fear and anxiety, but I could also feel her excitement and joy. I got to experience her first time living alone, free from her parents' influence. I got to see her life during the darkest and brightest times. I felt her loss and her happiness. 

I love that I was able to connect with Pru on such a personal level.

The romance was subtle and allowed the tougher issues to take center stage. But it was still incredibly cute. Unfortunately, sweet and slow-building relationships like this one are not common in books anymore.

I also loved the secondary characters and the complexity they add to the plot and Pru's life. It is very rare that secondary characters are explored like in this book. They made me laugh countless times and made me hold back tears too. 

The only negative that I have is the somewhat blunt writing style. Some of the paragraphs did not flow the way I normally like, and others seemed a little out of place, but those inconsistencies were minor compared to the inspiring plot.

I would recommend this to anyone who wants to venture into the world of adult fiction. This is the perfect starter into that realm.

I would recommend it to anyone, regardless of what genre they like the most, who want to truly experience life through someone else's eyes. Also to anyone who wants to see how depression and anxiety really affect someone's life. 

I give Just Pru by Anne Pfeffer 4 stars.

 Preorder Just Pru from Amazon for only $2.99!


Anne Pfeffer worked in finance and was a children's rights attorney before she decided to follow her respective dreams of writing books and working in her pajamas. Since then, she has self-published the novels Any Other Night, The Wedding Cake Girl, and Girls Love Travis Walker, which was named one of IndieReader.com's Best Indie Books of 2013.

Anne loves her family, cool breezes, carbohydrates, and elastic waistbands. She lives in Santa Monica, California, with her dachshund, Taco. Learn about her latest projects at http://www.annepfeffer.com

Two (2) winners get a paperback set of Anne Pfeffer's books, Any Other Night, Girls Love Travis Walker, The Wedding Cake Girl and Just Pru.
Open to US only
Ends March 4, 2015

Blurbs for the books in the giveaway:
Just Pru
When shy, anxious Pru loses her apartment in a building fire, she learns how to make friends and find love.

“….a laugh out loud, heartwarming story…. The eccentric characters are easy to fall in love with and to cheer for…” The Self Publishing Review

Girls Love Travis Walker
Despite his sexy charm and good looks, Travis must struggle to get the job and girl that he wants.

"This novel deserves every award it got... an incredible redemption story that's both lighthearted and sincere..." http://www.talksupeblog.com

The Wedding Cake Girl

When expert scuba diver Alexandra wants to leave her island home for college, she must stand up to her difficult, demanding mother.

“A well written emotional plot with a lot of twists and turns that will keep you hooked from the beginning. Highly recommended for all YA genre fans…” http://www.coziecorner.blogspot.com

Any Other Night
After Ryan’s friend Michael dies with a secret, Ryan must take over Michael’s unfinished business.

“.... beautifully realized characters in a gripping, page-turning plot....This lively, fresh young-adult romance is Say Anything for a new generation...”
Reviewed as Loving Emily. www.kirkusreviews.com

This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this! Thank you so much for giving it a try and reviewing it for the blog tour!