The Someday Jar

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The Someday Jar

Author: Allison Morgan

Genre: Lifetime Movies/ Romance

Grade: B

Well, last week sure got away from me. The sad thing is I didn’t even really do anything. Last week like so many others just kind of happened… So I thought hey, maybe it’s a good time to review The Someday Jar because Lanie Howard’s life is just kind of happening to her.

She’s happily engaged to a “great” guy in Evan. She’s working for him at his real estate office hoping that he makes her broker. She has a peppy always on your side best friend and a rocky but still relatively good relationship with her mom. What else can a girl want? She can want her Someday Jar- something her father gave her (before he disappeared) where she wrote all her wishes and the things she wanted to do on the back of fortune cookies. Now completing the tasks before her wedding is what she wants more than anything.

Making this slightly more complicated is her relationship with Evan’s all to perfect friend Wes. Complete with awkward meeting alert.

Yeah, I can’t say anything bad about this book but it was so predictable. It’s well written. It moves along at a brisk pace but it was so, so predictable. Evan is a perfect example for me. He couldn’t just be the wrong guy as the signs so glaringly pointed out from the start of the book he had to be a straight up ass.  Even when Lanie starts completing her tasks it’s just a series of “charming” events she embarks upon often causing trouble and embarrassment for other people.

I sound like I’m hating on this book which might be a little unfair. It’s well-written. It’s a lark. I love the idea of Someday Jars and I’m big on bucket lists and adventures but there was nothing surprising about this story. Sometimes cute and charming but totally predictable. I have a million “bucket lists” though most of them untouched but now I’m thinking about putting together a book related one.

Recommend: For a person far more romantic than I. I was going to say this might make a good gift for a bridal shower along with an actual someday jar but you should probably make sure the bride-to-be is happy first.