Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite
In Pop-Out Girl by Irene Woodbury, an ex-convict returns home to Las Vegas to discover that his girlfriend is with another man. Zane is a possessive and vindictive lover whose jealousy takes control of him. He can’t stand to see Jen in the arms of Colton. Possessed by jealousy, he hatches a very sinister plan to hurt Colton and he will stop at nothing to see Colton hurt badly. However, in his rashness, he ignores many things and his plans don’t work the way he’d planned. A shooting that targets Colton goes wrong and it is Colton’s boss who gets hurt. He is lying in the hospital and no one knows if he’ll ever come out of a coma. What happens next is up to the reader to find out, but there is a lot to look forward to in this thrilling story.
Irene Woodbury has created a masterpiece around a theme that will hit home for many readers — love and jealousy. She develops other themes in the story, including the painful path of revenge, friendship, and romance. The prose is excellent and the author has a very unique and compelling narrative voice which allows the different points of view to come out beautifully and distinctly. The writing is filled with great descriptions that get the reader emotionally involved in the story. It is interesting to see how the author uses dialogue to enhance plot and to build conflict. I loved the fact that the plot is multi-dimensional, complex, and fast-paced. Pop-Out Girl features an enticing setting, compelling characters, and a plot that doesn’t allow the reader any chance of putting the book down. It was really enjoyable.