Blog Tour Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Thirty-Two Going On... Spinster by Becky Monson

Spinster Tour

Thirty-Two Going on SpinsterThirty-Two Going On... Spinster
by Becky Monson
Adult Romance, Chic-Lit
Ebook349 Pages
December 11th 2012 by Exclusive Publishing


Julia Dorning is a spinster, or at least on the road to becoming one. She has no social life, hates her job, and lives in her parent’s basement with her cat, Charlie.

With the arrival of Jared Moody, the new hire at work, Julia’s mundane life is suddenly turned upside down. Her instant (and totally ridiculous) crush on the new guy causes Julia to finally make some long-overdue changes, in hopes to find a life that includes more than baking and hanging out with Charlie.

But when the biggest and most unexpected change comes, will the new and improved Julia be able to overcome it? Or will she go back to her spinster ways?

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Praise for the Book

“Oh my, oh my. I have just finished wiping the tears of laughter from my eyes. This is seriously funny.”
~Julie Darley (Never judge a Book by its Movie)

“This was a refreshing change of pace for me to read. Some good clean romance was found in it’s pages and that is a rare find these days. It was some great chick-lit. I would not have thought this was Becky’s debut book, it was so well done.”
~Liberty Ann (SnifferWalkBooks)

My Review

This story cracked me up! The author basically had me at the scene where the MC, Julia, gets caught napping in the conference room. It was a LOL moment! Julia also had this internal voice that was extremely sarcastic and chatty. Thirty-Two Going On... Spinster was definitely a fun chic-lit!

I loved the camaraderie between Julia, her co-worker (who goes by her last name of Brown), her parents, her sister, the bakery workers, and Jared (the "new guy"). There were some great relationships in this book, those between friends and family, and some sweet romance. I liked that the whole story didn't focus on the romantic aspect. There was a lot more going on, but the story conveyed that while also consisting of lots of humor, so keeping it light.

The story moved quickly for me. I liked the characters and the story. It was also interesting to see which direction things would go and if Julia would indeed become a "spinster." Julia is definitely not an assertive individual and, even though I wanted her to act and react in different ways at certain points, she was true to character and I liked how her she changed and grew in this book.

Thirty-Two Going On... Spinster was a light and fun read. It got plenty of laughter from me (how did the author come up with the mustache scenario???) and I loved how the MC got herself into some very awkward situations while also surviving through the difficult ones. Full of friendship, family, tough choices, and sweet romance, this was a great chic-lit!

Content: There were some mild swear words, but otherwise clean.

Source: From the tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.


“I feel that, as a friend, I need to tell you something,” Brown says to me as we go outside to the smoking area. It’s near the end of the day and Mr. Nguyen had a meeting, so I figured I could take a little break.

“What is it?” I ask, not truly caring. I am still annoyed with her. I want to say something, but there is no point. She wouldn’t care anyway.

“Friends do not let friends go around with that,” she says, pointing to my upper lip.

“What do you mean? Is there something on my lip?” I ask, walking over to the door to see if I can see my reflection in the glass. I can’t see anything.

“Yes, there is something on your upper lip… hair.”

Whaaaaaaaaat? “Are you serious? I have a moustache?” My hand immediately goes up to my mouth, covering it and my upper lip. “But… I… How bad?” Somehow this is very fitting. A spinster with a moustache.

“Look, it’s not bad. And we do not call it a ‘moustache,’ it’s referred to as ‘upper lip hair,’” says the perfectly-put-together prom queen. “You have sort of… always had one. But it was always blonde hair, so I never said anything. But now, all of the sudden, there are brown hairs as well as the blonde.”

I guess right now would be a good time to die. I mean, I recently had a conversation with a good-looking man and this hasn’t happened in, well, over a decade. And I realize it wasn’t a real conversation since I couldn’t say more than three word sentences. But he was talking to me up-close and—oh my gosh, he could have seen it. Of course he did because that is how my life goes. I am an under-a-conference-table-hiding-deaf-mute-possibly-slow-spinster… with a moustache. Next comes sagging boobs and trailer parks.

About the Author

By day, Becky Monson is a mother of three young children, and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. In her debut novel, Becky uses humor and true-life experiences to bring her characters to life. She loves all things chick-lit (movies, books, etc), and wishes she had a British accent. She has recently given up Diet Coke for the fiftieth time and is hopeful time will last… But it probably won’t. Becky runs a large book club on Facebook called “This Chick Reads”.

Blog-Tour Giveaway

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  1. Thanks for this fab review and for being a part of my blog tour! xoxo - Becky

    PS The mustache story came from my own true-life experience, sadly. ;)

  2. I cannot wait to read this! It sounds so funny!

  3. This does sound like a really cute and fun read!

  4. Oh my gosh, it did not??!!!! Lol! That is very hilarious in retrospect, obviously. ;) Oh the joys of getting older... Thanks for stopping by!

  5. It was pretty hilarious. Very cute. I'll be reading whatever she writes next. :)

  6. It was definitely fun. The whole co-worker gossip and breaks and stuff was so realistic too.


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