Friday, October 26, 2007

Forget About It-Caprice Crane

Forget About It
Caprice Crane
5 Spot, Aug 2007, $13.99
ISBN: 9780446697552

At work advertising expert Jordan Landau’s boss bypasses her to promote a less talented squeaky wheel yet has no qualms about taking full credit for Jordan’s brilliant ideas because she knows her star employee is a wuss. Her personal life stinks too as her boyfriend is a cheater and her mother and younger sister disdain her as a wimp.

Being despondent over not fighting back over all that seems to have gone wrong, Jordan wants to start anew. She gets her chance when she is in a bicycle accident; she pretends to suffer from amnesia. Jordan begins to open her mouth at work, with her family and with kicking the cheater to the curb. She receives a promotion and begins dating the driver of the car that hit her and her bike.

The metamorphosis of Jordan from doormat to assertive is cleverly yet realistically designed so that reader believes in the heroine’s changes. The support cast enhances the alteration as they must change in their side of the relationship to keep up with the suddenly self-assured Jordan. Fans will enjoy her ripping skin from her boss, her mom, her sis, and booting her boyfriend out of her life. Though the romance with the driver is unnecessary, readers will appreciate this fine character study as Caprice Crane’s novels are proving intelligent and contagious.

Harriet Klausner

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