Friday, September 30, 2011

On the Grille -- Book Review Three Daves

On Today's Menu -- THREE DAVES by Nicki Elson

Friday's have been such a weird thing for me lately, and I feel badly that I didn't even post last Friday, but all that is about to change. Starting today and for the whole month of October, I will be doing book reviews here at the Piedmont Grille. I have some great guests planned and some surprises and give-aways so make it a point to stop by on Friday's, have a gnosh, and relax.




This first book review is a surprise for Nicki, because I didn't tell her, or even ask her if I could do one. I won a copy of THREE DAVES sometime at the beginning of the summer, and finally had time to read it out by the pool.

For anyone who wants a trip down memory lane to the 80's, this book is for you.

Sprinkled with euphemisms, music, fashion of the era, and a few well-placed Jane Austenisms, THREE DAVES is a good-time blast from the past with a romantic twist at the end that even I didn't see coming.

Nicki Elson takes us on a journey when rites of passage for girls were plagued with doubt, guilt, and Madonna hair. We follow the main character, Jennifer, through four years of college and three very different men named Dave.

Jennifer Whitney thinks she's the last American virgin in 1986, and embarks on a quest to rectify the situation without looking like a slut (her word). She meets David, (#1) a friend of a friend, who turns into her friend and then becomes her first sexual encounter.

Somehow along the way, Jen's tastes in music change as well as her taste in men. Enter Dave (#2) a beautiful bad boy, who's only thought is his next score (be it sex, drugs, or punk rock 'n roll).

Hastily dumping him when she realizes he's not the "Dave" for her, she meets Big D (#3) at a frat party. Big D is like a dream come true -- star athlete, 4.0 GPA, from the right side of the river -- "D" appears to be everything Jen's ever wanted.

Until Jen has an accident and all three Dave's show their true colors.

This book was so much fun, and it took me back to a past I thought I wanted to forget. Okay, Kajagoogoo anyone?

If you want a trip back to the 80's, this book is for you!

Available on Amazon.

13 comments:

Matthew MacNish said...

I'm not usually interested in reading romances, but this one sounds pretty good. Probably because I love the 80s.

Anne Gallagher said...

Matthew -- This was a lot of fun. Brings back oh-so-many memories.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Me thinks Jen has a fetish for the name Dave. ;)

Anne Gallagher said...

Stina -- I told Nicki after I'd read the book, my best friend in high school went out with three different Steve's. It was weird because she eventually married a guy named John.

Linda G. said...

That does sound like a good one! Thanks for telling us about it. :)

Anne Gallagher said...

Linda -- You're welcome.

Em-Musing said...

I'd love to relive the 80's through someone else's story. Sounds like a fun read. Thanks!

Stephen Tremp said...

I've seen quite a few reviews for Three Daves lately. Best wishes to Nicki and her success! I had a blast in the 80s. Great music and movies, regardless of the awful hair and clothing.

Lydia Kang said...

OMG, Kajagoogoo. "Too Shy" right???

This book looks pretty fab. Being a kid of the 80's I think I'd really enjoy this.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I shocked Nicki when I told her it's downloaded on my iPad!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Sounds great. Thanks for the review.

Nicki Elson said...

And surprise me you did! Man, of all the weeks to slack off on my blog reading. But I'm SO glad I got my act together and finally swung by. I'm so happy you enjoyed the story and loved getting your quick e-mail reaction as you were reading through it. Thank you for this fantabulous review. I'll be linking it all over the place. :D

Jennifer Lane said...

This novel was indeed a fun romp through the 80's! Glad you enjoyed it too. :)