Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict

Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict - Laurie Viera Rigler Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict introduces us to Courtney Stone, a woman the readers of the first novel by Viera Rigler are already familiar with. In the first novel, Courtney takes a body of a 19th century woman Jane Mansfield, thus becoming her. In this one, Jane Mansfield from 19th century takes over the body of Courtney, a woman from 21st century L.A. From this onwards, when I mentioned Courtney in this review, I mean the 21st century Courtney (with Jane's 19th century personality etc). When Courtney wakes up from her home one morning, she has no recollection of what has happened. She is fully shocked when she notices that there is a man in her room. Everything looks a lot different than before; there is people talking the words of her favorite novel in a little box, the book shelf is filled with Miss Austen novels she has not even heard about, and people talk in a very different way than she does. Everyone tells that she has just suffered a small concussion because she hit her head on a swimming pool, but Courtney thinks different. She is not were she is supposed to be.But since everyone threats her as Courtney, she has to pretend to be Courtney. But it gets really hard when she does not remember the people from Courtney's life. Especially hard it gets when the problems of Courtney's love life become her problems. There is Frank, a man Courtney was to marry, but who betrayed Courtney just before the marriage. Then there is Wes, who is amazingly handsome and kind, but Courtney's friends keep reminding that Wes is not honest either. As the time goes by, and Jane in Courtney's body starts to readjust to the new life, Courtney realizes that she has to make her own choices. Since she has no recollection of what has happened, she needs to find out where everyone stands. Especially interested she is about Wes, who keeps making butterflies fly in her stomach. But can she trust Wes? Does she need to know about the past in order to live the present?This novel was so hilarious. The way Courtney speaks and what she thinks about things such as sex and relationships makes this novel hilarious. But it is also interesting to follow how she learns new things about the world in which she is living. Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict is a nice follow up to Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict. My review for Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict can be seen from here! These both novels are must reads for Janeites!