Posted in 4 paws, Blog tour, Review, romance on April 18, 2013

33 Valentines


All Sophie wants for her thirty-third year is a calendar without a February—and without a Valentine’s Day. The unlucky month haunts her with regrets, loss, and missteps she can never take back. But this year, she’s determined to make a change— and she’s going to start with telling her best friend, Sam, how she feels about him.

But February isn’t making it easy for her. Sam’s got a date with his dream girl, and Sophie finds herself in the hospital. Then there’s her father, who has a surprise that’s about to turn her world upside-down, and her little brother, who doesn’t seem to have any room for her in his life. While everyone else seems to be living life, Sophie is stuck in neutral.

Now, Sophie must come to terms with everything that’s holding her back in order to fight for what she wants before she loses the chance to turn her luck around.


I was not expecting the heroine to break her arm at the beginning of the book!  It seems to set her up for the rest of the book….how her life isn’t wonderful, how she put a lot of emphasis on how bad the month of February is for her and how she is in love with her best friend but can’t bring herself to tell him.  Sophie is a somewhat complex character…or maybe it is just her flaws?  Sophie is the kind of character that makes you want to shake her to snap her out of it but also comfort her and bring her a cup of tea.  Sophie does grow up over the course of the book and her idiosyncrasies had me wondering what in my life needed to change.

Overall I give it 4 paws.



smonahanpicA bit about Stephanie Monahan:

Stephanie Monahan received her degree in English Literature and Rhetoric from Binghamton University. It was there, in her first Creative Writing workshop, that she fell in love not only with storytelling but also with the man she would go on to marry. In addition to reading and writing, she is passionate about the New York Giants, finding the perfect cup of chai tea, and her dog. She is a firm believer in the healing powers of a good night’s sleep and British pop music. Born and raised in upstate New York, Stephanie now lives in central Massachusetts with her husband.

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