Title: Single Chicas
Published: 14th August 2016
Author: Sandra C. Lopez
Perfection is a Barbie doll, and, unless you’re looking for a guy with a fake smile, a hard head, and no genitalia, then you’re better off NOT being perfect―Single Chicas
Single Chicas is a collection of stories about modern Latinas being in, out, and around the zany hurdles of relationships. One woman receives strange calls from a lonely soul, another seeks advice on how to love herself, and another wakes up in a parallel universe to a man she’s never met. These chicas will make painstaking effort to survive the complexities with humor and grace. Once again, López dazzles audiences with her brilliantly candid craft. Smart, witty, and funny, these stories will explore the true endurance of singlehood.
Funny, witty collection of short reads with a romance and single ladies ‘be proud’ vibe running throughout. Read in one sitting but would be good for the lunchtime read. A well rounded read that manages to hold your attention and make you laugh throughout.
MY BROTHER’S FUNERAL
When your brother is making a massive mistake in your eyes but you are powerless to stop it happening. This girl can’t let go of always looking out for him but at some point she’s going to have to let him go out into the world on his own or she might lose him for good.
HE LOVES ME (AND?)
Having a boyfriend who calls you to say he misses you hours after you left to go home from spending a week at his would grate on anyone’s nerves. You can see why this girl would be getting testy. It’s all in the title really. Why are you with him? Well he loves me. And?
THE LESBIAN THEORY
When you have a guy that just won’t get the message that you are not interested you may need to pull out some new tricks to get away. Seems this latest one back fires with a whole other set of problems.
Someone calling in the middle of night saying ‘love me’ is not a great way to meet someone. Especially when you don’t know them. First starts like a little bit of a stalker but get him to talk and things might change.
Three girls heading up a website where people send in their problems for a bit of advise. Love the email chats and responses, funny and helpful vibe with these. Sometimes you just need to find out why something happened to be able to move on from it.
MY BIG FAT FAKE MARRIAGE
The pressure on some people to get married by their family can be great but none more so than here. One little white lie to get them off her back soon turns into an avalanche of problems rolling down the hill. Seems like another one might be needed to stop it.
ALWAYS A PRICE
Nothing is ever really free in life. Something our girl finds out the hard way when trying to get her flat tire fixed.
THE MARRIAGE ASSISTANT
Being stuck in the middle of a married couple whose family works together wouldn’t be somewhere I’d like to be. Especially when the dirty laundry starts to get aired.
Everyone needs a little bit of company every now and then. When you feel alone after losing those you care for it might just take a little while to warm up to someone new. Cards anyone? Seems a game may be a way to break the ice and get some advice from someone older and wiser.
THE BALL DROP
Getting smacked on the head while out taking photos is not a good thing. But coming round feeling like you have stepped into twilight zone is worse. Waking up to find someone calling you honey and insisting they’re your boyfriend when you have no recollection of them would be enough to put anyone into a spin. The bump may have made her forget but perhaps it was meant to be to finally see what, or rather who, was in front of her all along. Doesn’t hurt that he’s sweet, caring and a bit of a looker.
With her head in a book instead of the clouds she was dubbed by her cousins the Virgin Mary with them thinking that she didn’t know anything about having fun. But it seems that the life she has had has more to it than meets the eye and might soon get others to question what things might have been different if they’d taken a different path too.
All she wants to do is read her book in peace while on a flight home but a certain distraction keeps her mind wondering. Well if a Stefan Salvatore look-a-like rocked on up to me wanting to talk I think I’d get a bit distracted too.
4 out of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.