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Perry makes a strong first impression, from her white-girl dreadlocks to her uncensored opinions.
When she combs out her dreads on a whim, she catches the eye of a cute guy who’s a regular at The Whistle, the diner where she works as a waitress. He mistakes Perry for someone completely different: the girl of his dreams.
Perry tries to become that girl.
But it’s so hard to be normal.
And eyebrow piercings are so cute.
With her mother down in LA recording her comeback album, Perry’s in charge of the family household, and things are going to change. She starts with paint colors and moves on to doling out retributive punishments for her fifteen-year-old brother.
What Perry really wants, though, is her first boyfriend. She’s eighteen, and it’s about time!
Boyfriend candidates include: the cute but quiet restaurant regular, the all-too-willing coworker, or the outgoing artist who’s eager to whip off his clothes and model. One of these guys loves Perry exactly how she is, but how can she tell which one?
Smart Mouth Waitress is a stand-alone novel in the Life in Saltwater City series.
Like Practice Cake, it is also set in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and features an 18-year-old protagonist.
It’s not a sequel, but a few characters cross over, as the story happens in the same “world.”
Change notes: I’ve fixed a few little typos since the book first launched (such as Marc’s name appearing where Cooper’s should have been). I hope I’ve stamped out all of them, but if you see one, feel free to let me know!
“One of the best romantic comedies I’ve ever read.”
- Amazon reviewer, P.J. Storm
“Perry is an 18 year old with issues. Between her rock star mom and her ADD dad there is enough drama but throw in her bestfriends new gf hating her and her little brother being – well a little brother it’s enough to make any sane person snap. During all this she makes it her mission to get her first boyfriend and finally get some of that “love” stuff for herself. I love how Perry is brutally honest and makes no apology for who she is, I do believe she’s a little bit my hero.”
- Amazon reviewer, Regina
“Peridot, Perry to her friends or Dottie to her mother, is an 18-year-old young lady that wants a boyfriend. She thinks she’s very individual and off-beat, yet her wants and needs are very mainstream. She finds herself agreeing with things her mom has done or said, which is slightly disgruntling yet normal for a young lady transitioning from teenage crazies to adulthood. Her friend, Courtney, has a new lover that brings a bit of angst to their relationship. Britain (the new lover) and Perry do not see eye-to-eye, yet Courtney thinks they all should be friends. Of course, this brings some scenes that require Perry to make decisions about their friendship … “
- Sara Nowlin-Edens, The Hysterical Reader (book blog) – read full review
(More reviews may be found on the Amazon page!)
What’s unique about Smart Mouth Waitress?
- The story is set in a real place (Vancouver, Canada), in a real time (spring 2012) and includes references to current pop culture, and real songs and celebrities instead of made-up ones.
- Nudity and other PG-13 stuff; suitable for older teens or adults
- At 18 and just out of high school, the main character is still a young adult, but doesn’t have to endure homework! (And you don’t have to read about homework!)
- No vampires.