Book Reviews of Sleeping Over (Red Dress Ink)

Sleeping Over (Red Dress Ink)
Sleeping Over - Red Dress Ink
Author: Stacey Ballis
ISBN-13: 9780373895168
ISBN-10: 037389516X
Publication Date: 4/1/2005
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 50 ratings
Publisher: Red Dress Ink
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was enjoyable. The characters get into some interesting circumstances and tend to show what goes around comes around.
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Quite story of a group of thirtysomething sharing their stories about love and loss. I enjoy this type of book so it was right up my alley. Cute chick lit.
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i loved this book. great story about friends, love and loss..
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This book was good but I thought it was a little predictable.
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It was a good chick lit. book. Lots of jumping around from one character to the next.
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Good read, a little hard to keep track of all the characters but still enjoyable.
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Very fun and easy read!
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Just finished reading this book - I've had it for months but couldn't manage to get into it right off the bat.

The back cover describes the book as "part 'Sex and the City' and part 'Little Women'" but I can't agree with that. The book certainly tries to be racy and sexy, buy falls far short of the mark for me. It also doesn't bring the "all girls together" feeling of sisterhood and family that I think it's going for.

The writing is not bad - the author, according to the back cover, is the director of a theatre in Chicago and you can tell that from her writing style. Some of the conversations are very funny. But there is a downside. Very verbose, each character has at least a couple big soliloquies spouting off about his/her beliefs, values, etc. I didn't find the conversations very believable or, to be honest, likable.

There are 5 main characters, each with love lives and jobs and lots of drama going on, but I didn't connect with any of them. Each segment seems too short to really get to know the women, so you end up bouncing around and forgetting who is who. I think if the author would have explored just one or two storylines deeply, I would have enjoyed it much more.

Overall, it was an ok read.