The mystery of Sam and Clarissa’s falling out continues to unravel as Clarissa details one of her last times having coffee with Sam. There was talk about sex, awkward knee touching, and it’s clear that Sam was testing the waters for making a move.
Before Clarissa gets to tell us what happened at her reunion, her old boyfriend Norm notices her and proceeded to talk to her in the third person and just be a general jackass. Clarissa blows him off and the chapter ends.
Clarissa gets her chance to present to MT and Dartmoor, which surprisingly doesn’t go well. Clarissa has decent material, but Dartmoor is on the warpath and her conflicting approach to finance journalism is a hard sell. Luckily, her stalker ex-boyfriend Norm shows up. He proposes to Clarissa, which she denies, but she sees potential in doing a piece about his DIY skateboard creating venture. Norms handsome look and obnoxious behavior grabs the attention of MT and Clarissa gets the job.
I liked these two chapters. I still feel like this book makes way too many characters talk obnoxiously (Norm in this case) but the story is flowing well and this Sam mystery is slowly unraveling.
Be sure to check out Michael’s thoughts about this book over at Random Thoughts and Ponderings