Allyssa Lee
March 08, 2002 AT 05:00 AM EST

Girls' Poker Night

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Jill A. Davis
genre
Fiction

We gave it a B-

It’s a different hand, but the same old cards: A lovelorn New York City writer tackles life and relationship hang-ups over stiff drinks and a quirky band of pals. The stakes are raised when the passing fancy she feels for her editor flares up into a full-blown obsession. Girls just wants to be a fun, quick read. And deploying brief, one-liner-filled chapters, former Late Show With David Letterman writer Davis plants her first effort firmly within the well-heeled, well-worn paths paved by the likes of Bridget Jones and Sex and the City. This self-proclaimed ”novel of high stakes” is ultimately safe and breezy, playing out its entire gambit without ever upping the ante on its predecessors.

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