Published by William Morrow on May 22, 2012
Following her hilarious bestselling volume of humorous reflections on life, love, and whatever (Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut), Jill Kargman makes a triumphant return to the world of fiction with The Rock Star in Seat 3A. The author of The Ex-Mrs Hedgefund, Arm Candy, and Momzillas delights with this smart and sassy modern-day fairy tale romance…with a twist.
The story of a woman whose most cherished romantic fantasy comes true—at the possible expense of everything else in her life—when she finds herself seated right next to a rock ’n’ roll demigod on a business flight from New York to Los Angeles, The Rock Star in Seat 3A is fresh, funny, and outrageously entertaining women’s fiction that will strike a loud power chord with fans of Lauren Weisberger and Jennifer Weiner.
After my massive book purge this summer I have decided to read/review more of my own books that I have currently sitting in my TBR pile. As a book blogger there is never enough hours in the day to read and books start to accumulate on our shelves or in boxes and so this was my case but moving forward I decided that I need to devote more time to those books so each month I am hoping to tackle at least a few books that have been sitting there forever.
Today I am going to be talking about a book that has been sitting on my shelf since 2012 and that is The Rock Star in Seat 3A by Jill Kargman. When I first heard about this book I loved the premise behind it and instantly needed to own it but sadly I never read it until this past week.
This was a super fast quick read for me and basically read it in one sitting. One of the things that I loved about the book was each chapter started with a quote and I really enjoyed that touch to the book. I did enjoy the book but I can’t say it was an absolute favorite for me.
The main character is Hazel who is about to turn 30. She is a huge gamer and has landed the dream job of the year working with a gaming company for the past 10 years and loves every minute of it. Through a chance meeting at a boring Christmas party of her sister’s friend she starts talking to the chef, Wylie and before the night is over she manages to get his number, nine months later they move in together and have been together ever since.
With a quick trip to LA for work she gets the chance encounter that most girls dream about, sitting next to their favorite rock star. In this case its Finn from the band The Void. Through a rocky turbulence the two hit it off. Before long all Hazel can think about is Finn.
Probably like most girls would do they would want to pursue this fantasy with a rock star so she does. She manages to get a break form Wylie so that she can pursue it and yes things were all hunky dory in the beginning but she soon realizes that what she had at home is what she truly wants in life but will she be to late? Can Wylie forgive her?