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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,285 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maria Murnane Narrator: Julia Whelan Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Waverly Bryson Series Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781455879083
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Waverly Bryson is a successful businesswoman in her late 20s who almost has it all: a dream job in sports PR, two best friends, and a bar where everybody knows her name. What she doesn’t have is a ring on her finger. And after being ditched at the altar, she’s in no hurry to get one. Besides, plenty of other issues keep her busy, including her wayward father, a new rival at work, and an ever-nagging fear that her life is not turning out as she thought it would . . . or should. To stay sane, Waverly makes a habit of jotting down “Honey Notes,” self-deprecating bits of single-girl humor that she hopes to one day develop into a line of greeting cards. Can’t face the dating scene after a bad breakup? Honey, hit the bar, and hit it hard. Beer goggles are the lonely girl’s Cupid. As Waverly stumbles back into the dating scene (no stalkers or jean shorts, please), her personal and professional lives threaten to collide. Perfect on Paper reminds listeners that everyone has had a bad date (or twelve), and that everyone needs a best friend to tell them, “Honey, you are not alone.” Download and start listening now!

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  • One of Audible’s Best Audiobooks of 2014: Narrator of the year

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda Mattis | 2/20/2014

    " so far, it's pretty good for what it is - mindless chick book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nina | 2/10/2014

    " This book was free for me, so as a free book, it was very good, surprisingly. It started off shaky, not funny, but then all of a sudden 30% into it, it became hilarious and entertaining. The witty banter between friends was really funny and the Honey notes were awesome. The disasterous dates were great to read. The unglamourous to glamourous lifestyle in 60 seconds was unbeliveable and deducted points for me because it went from real life to surreal. Jake was a one dimensional character, he really didn't do it for me even though Waverly kept on talking about his blue eyes, that and his career was the only thing he has during this book. Hopefully in the next, he'll be more multi-dimensional, interesting. Their relationship;however, wasn't the main point of the book, it was more about Waverly and coping with being single. Overall, fun read and will continue reading the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendi | 2/10/2014

    " Slow at points. Ending enjoyed, had a bit or a twist but nothing that was amazing. Over all and OK read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 2/8/2014

    " This book is funny!!! Great book!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nic | 2/7/2014

    " Such a cute, relatable story. Laugh out loud funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan Ring | 2/1/2014

    " I can laugh at this book because I recognize everything in it. The awesome friends who laugh with (and at) you; the not-so-awesome job future; a love life fraught with disaster; and a completely dysfunctional family. That describes both my life and the book. That's part of the appeal of Ms. Murnane's books. Waverly Bryson so doesn't have it all together, and it's through her (mis)adventures that we see that it can be okay to not have it all together, something I think a lot of women today struggle with. Perfect on Paper, It's a Waverly Life, and Honey on your Mind are all fun, light-hearted reads that always make me feel better by the end! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brianna | 1/28/2014

    " I loved this book. It made me laugh and into the first two pages i wanted to beat up Aaron. This book is amazing. The main character goes through making these "Honey Notes" and in the process she finds herself and comes to terms with being single only to fall for a hot NBA trainer. Again Awesome! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen Crowell | 1/20/2014

    " If you love Bridget Jones--you will love Waverly! Totally the same but can't help but be entertained and laugh out loud! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Iris | 1/17/2014

    " This was a quick fun read... like candy in book form. I liked the main character, very relatable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/11/2014

    " This was a fun, comic romp. I laughed out loud and commiserated more then I'd like to admit. A good vacation or beach read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meryl | 12/22/2013

    " Cute, but I kinda felt like the last few pages came out of left field... Nice to shut my brain off for a bit, but I can do that with better written novels too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/20/2013

    " Hilarious! Listened to the 11-hour, unabridged audiobook during holiday travels. The book didn't lose its funny. And the narrator, Julia Whelan, is an absolutely first-rate choice to voice these characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Tamm | 12/12/2013

    " Cute, mindless chick lit :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 11/4/2013

    " Laugh out loud funny parts in this book... A cute, funny, easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Up All Night Reviews | 11/1/2013

    " "It's raining kitty puppies"..... that's all I can say! This book was delightfuly funny and refreshing. Can't wait to read the rest of Waverly's journey! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 10/27/2013

    " This was a quick read, and having just had a baby, right up my alley! I enjoyed the style of writing--it was different and more "modern" than I'm used to. I laughed out loud several times and loved the "Honey" notes! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scorpio_mom | 10/27/2013

    " Another great love story with a reference to Jake Ryan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gemma Smith | 9/18/2013

    " Great chic- lit and light read. Loved Waverly! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 7/27/2013

    " Such a fun and quick read! Found this one as a $3.99 Kindle book and read it in 24 hours. I love that the main character, Waverly, was friendly and relatable in how she narrated the book. Hysterically funny and a poignant picture of friendships, dating, and life as you hit 30. Great for vacation! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Peg | 2/23/2013

    " I really must stop being sucked in by cheap books on Kindle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ReneeB | 2/12/2013

    " Cute little "chick flick" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elana | 12/30/2012

    " Total fluff, but I loved it because this woman clearly was a single woman in SF and was right on the mark on all of her descriptions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine Mann | 12/3/2012

    " This book was a quick, lighthearted read. a good beach book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rita | 10/13/2012

    " Just your average chick-lit story. The "honey notes" were particularly annoying after the first 25 pages or so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisa | 8/13/2012

    " I totally loved this book. It was a feel good chick-lit with a happy ending. What more could you ask for? I cannot wait to get the sequel! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 3/26/2012

    " Set in the Marina/Pacific Heights area of SF. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lena | 3/10/2012

    " Great light chick lit to read that takes place in San Francisco. I met the author-wonderful person. Hillariously funny. "

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About the Author
Author Maria Murnane

Maria Murnane is a former public relations executive who abandoned a successful career to pursue a more fulfilling life. She is the bestselling author of Cassidy Lane, Katwalk, Perfect on Paper, It’s a Waverly Life, Honey on Your Mind, and Chocolate for Two, which garnered a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Originally from California, she now lives in Brooklyn.

About the Narrator

Julia Whelan, winner of twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards, won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Romance Narration in 2013 and was twice a finalist for an Audie in 2015. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows, most notably ABC’s Once and Again. After receiving her college degree, she returned to the film industry and is also a writer. Her audiobook credits include memoir, nonfiction, romance, supernatural thrillers, young adult, and adult fiction.