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Summary

From Readers' Favorite Book Award winner Becky Monson comes the first book in a chick lit romance series that will keep you laughing.   

Julia Dorning is a spinster, or at least on the road to becoming one. She has no social life, hates her career, and lives in her parent's basement with her cat, Charlie.  

With the arrival of Jared Moody, the new hire at work, Julia's mundane life is suddenly turned upside down. Her instant (and totally ridiculous) crush on the new guy causes Julia to finally make some long-overdue changes, in hopes to find a life that includes more than baking and hanging out with Charlie. 

But when the biggest and most unexpected change comes, will the new and improved Julia be able to overcome it? Or will she go back to her spinster ways?

©2012 Becky Monson (P)2018 Tantor

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Great Story and Narrator

Loved the book and thought it was interesting.
there were sometimes it felt a bit off because of body shaming. but overall it was fun and I will be reading the next book.

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  • gpod
  • 22-03-19

My favorite book has now been brought to life!!

I have loved this book since it was released on Kindle. I read and re read it over and over. Makes me laugh, cry, and feel overall happy for the self proclaimed spinster. The main character is someone that you can relate to. She's funny, smart, talented and stronger than she gives herself credit for. I was worried that the audible version would ruin the story I play in my head when reading it, but it was pretty spot on. The narrator nailed it and truly brought the story and all the characters to life. I finished listening to Thirty-Two Going on Spinster in just a couple days. I couldn't bring myself to turn it off. I am now finishing up the 2nd book. I can't wait to see if Becky will write a 4th book in the Spinster Series. Hopefully the story continues.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-01-19

One of My Favorites

This is one of my favorite chick lit books. I love that it was made into an audiobook. The narrator really brought Julia to life. I was giggling throughout the entire book. Do yourself a favor and download this today.

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  • Stephanie Cahill
  • 23-09-21

yuck!!!

most fat phobic book ive ever listened to. uses the word fat, overweight, and talks about how its so crazy that an overweight character has a sex life and she doesnt!! I really thought it was. in bad taste.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-07-21

A little disappointed

Unfortunately the main character was 32 but was as mature as a 16 year girl. The story line was ok. I don't think I'll listen to it again.
I enjoyed the authors most recent book " The Accidental Text" a lot, I've listened to it twice, so I was disappointed in this one.

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  • Heather
  • 24-04-21

SO GOOD!!!!

Cute...well written, great story and moments where I really laughed out loud. Download this series for sure!

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  • 08-04-22

Pretty cute

Cute story of life, love and the unsettling nerves that accompany both. Julia is portrayed a bit emotionally immature, and clueless, for being 32. Characters around Julia are a good support for her but she is still way too naïve. Jared is not as pronounced as he could be, but it adds to his mystery. I had Mr. Wynn pegged pretty quickly :-).

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  • Staci Meyer
  • 03-03-22

Excellent narration and story!

Loved this books as a clean romcom. There is a small amount of language - minimal. Love this author and her books! The narration of this was also excellent.

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  • mab
  • 14-09-20

Funny, and delightful

I laughed the whole way through. A click flick, relatable, and pure fun! I found myself agreeing with her explanations for being a spinster. ha ha. The perfect fluff book when you need something light and entertaining. looking forward to the other two books on the series.

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  • Debra Balgobin
  • 09-09-19

Great

I loved that it had some twists and turns , didn't see alot of things happening it wasn't your cliche romance novel

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  • ILoveAmazon
  • 16-01-19

So cute!

This needs to be a series or. movie. It's clear Julia has Asperger's. Changes, people? A major red flag. She's also brilliant, which is another flag. Story has the same magic, as Notting Hill and Bridget Jones diary.