A Review On Recommended For You by Laura Silverman

The sweet nature of Shoshanna Greenberg turns into a friendly competition against Jake Kaplan to see who gets more sales in Once Upon, the bookstore they work at.

Shoshanna Greenberg is a cheerful happy going girl who works at Once Upon, an Indie bookstore and relishes in the books that surround her job. She works hard

Book: Recommended For You by Laura Silverman
Series: Standalone
Publication Date: September 1, 2020
(Thank you NetGalley for this e-ARC in exchange for an honest review)
Tags: Young Adult Romance, Contemporary
Links: Goodreads | Ebook | Paperback | Hardback | Audio
Read: July 14, 2020 to July 15, 2020


Shoshanna Greenberg loves working at Once Upon, her favorite local bookstore. And with her moms fighting at home and her beloved car teetering on the brink of death, the store has become a welcome escape.

When her boss announces a holiday bonus to the person who sells the most books, Shoshanna sees an opportunity to at least fix her car, if none of her other problems. The only person standing in her way? New hire Jake Kaplan.

Jake is an affront to everything Shoshanna stands for. He doesn’t even read! But somehow his sales start to rival hers. Jake may be cute (really cute), and he may be an eligible Jewish single (hard to find south of Atlanta), but he’s also the enemy, and Shoshanna is ready to take him down.

But as the competition intensifies, Jake and Shoshanna grow closer and realize they might be more on the same page than either expects…


Rating: 4 out of 5.

The sweet nature of Shoshanna Greenberg turns into a friendly competition against Jake Kaplan to see who gets more sales in Once Upon, the bookstore they work at.

Shoshanna Greenberg is a cheerful happy going girl who works at Once Upon, an Indie bookstore and relishes in the books that surround her job. She works hard to earn money and takes double shifts in order to afford the repair of her car, Barbra Streisand, and help her two moms who work equally as hard.

It’s a cold December and Shoshanna, who is very strong-headed and cares about everyone, wants to help out, and succeed in earning money and working hard at Once Upon. So when Jake Kaplan starts working there, only reading books for school and not falling for Shoshanna’s happy mood, competition arises between the two.

When Myra, the boss and owner of Once Upon, starts the Christmas competition to see who will get the most customers, Shoshanna and Jake go head to head for the top prize of $250. Both intending to use it for the best of purposes. But what Shoshanna and Jake don’t realize is that along the way, they’ll both start to become friends, realizing each others’ true intentions as to why they want to win $250.

I gave Recommended for You four stars, absolutely loving the growth of Shoshanna as a character and the way she was determined to bring success and happiness to everyone around her and not just for herself.

Shoshanna really cares for her moms and her friends even the people she works with and time and time again, she puts them first. She made a few mistakes throughout the book but they would always be resolved with communication and understanding. When she had disagreements with her moms and then with her friends, she resolved them with talking about and putting them first. Shoshanna’s character development was great to read because you could really see how much care she puts into the people that matter most to her.

When she starts to go head to head in the Christmas competition with Jake, she hated him, wanting him to stop taking her customers and win the competition, but as she began to get to know Jake, she realized how important working at Once Upon was to him and her attraction toward him only grew from there. You could see the way they became much more friendly toward each other and come to an understanding about the competition.

The one thing I didn’t enjoy was the way Shoshanna jumped the gun on a few topics which made her risk her friendship and family. I knew throughout the book that she cared deeply about her family and friends but there were some occasions that I found were rather dumb on her part and it felt like she didn’t realize what she was doing wrong until it came back to bite her. This was my only real problem about the book.

All in all I quite enjoyed reading this book and I’m glad I got to read this.

Thank you again to NetGalley for providing me an ARC for an honest review.

I hope you guys have a great day, please like and comment down below if you enjoyed this book as well or if you plan on reading it!

Loves,

Veronica Chen

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