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“Fans of romantic comedies should grab a copy of Just a Name; it has the perfect balance between sweet and sassy.” (Readers’ Favorite)

Holly has a plan for everything. But she never could have planned for this. 

Holly Murphy’s perfectly planned life is not going so well. Her fiancé recently dumped her, the team she supervises at work secretly hates her, and now the promotion she’s worked so hard for is in jeopardy.

Thinking that maybe Holly is too tightly wound and needs a break from everything, Holly’s boss demands she take a vacation. Holly’s best friend Quinn comes up with a wild idea for Holly to do a nationwide search for a man with the same name as her ex-fiancé to go with her on her honeymoon trip. That idea is a no-go for play-it-safe Holly, until her boss finds out and loves the idea.

Resigned, Holly gives in and starts the nationwide search, and when handsome Nate Jones from Newport Beach gets picked to go with her, she wonders if this whole thing won’t be so bad after all.

Will Holly learn that sometimes even the best laid plans need to be thrown out the window once in a while? Or will it send her running and screaming back to her safety net?

"Just a Name is delicious escape! I devoured every character, every moment, and every quirk and couldn't get enough. This book is Becky Monson at her finest!" (Author Whitney Dineen)

"Becky Monson has outdone herself with Just a Name. It's fantastic! I'm still swooning." (Author Jennifer Peel)

©2018 Becky Monson (P)2019 Becky Monson

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  • AO
  • 01-10-19

Cute story

I really liked the story, but there were quite a few swear words, and even more fake swearing that was unnecessary.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-19

Charming and Witty

Loved, loved, loved this book. The wit and charm through the entire book is fantastic.

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  • Mary JME
  • 15-11-19

Great book

I love this clean book! So cute and the ending made it even better! I definitely recommend this author.

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  • Shivy
  • 09-10-20

Uptight and in Love!

What a story! The main Character, Holly, is cute, put together and wound tight as a top. Through all her job woes and being left two weeks before her wedding, she manages to fall in love and quit a job that made me feel sick and graciously give her father and fiancé her wedding dream day. Phew! Good read but I need more to finish her life story!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-06-20

Funny!

I read this book before I listened to it. I listened to it because I read it! I thought it was laugh out loud funny. Ultimately it is a romance, but there is a lot of self-discovery buried in that meet-cute!

I would recommend this book to others

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  • mara
  • 23-01-20

A fun read

I listened to the audiobook and think the narrator's voice helped me get into Holly's head because she wouldn't have sounded the same in my imagination. Because the book is from Holly's point of view you 'hear' everything Holly's thinking, which sometimes felt as if I were in a hyperactive person's brain (Holly thinks about EVERYTHING), and lots of times it was hilarious.

Holly is a workaholic who never uses her vacation days, which I can't relate to at all. Se works at a bank so she gets all the federal holidays off with pay, but who thinks those are a substitute for a real vacation? Well, Holly does. Now her supervisor's basically forcing her to take a vacation. Her friends tell her to go on the trip to Europe that was supposed to be her honeymoon, until her fiancé broke up with her three months before the wedding. There's a slight problem--she has to find a guy with the same name as her ex-fiancé so he can use the other ticket. The search is on for a Nate Jones. Will Holly be able to go on this forced vacation and not try to manage her team via long distance?

Not only was Holly a workaholic, but she seemed to be a micro-manager too--she plans out everything! She's constantly worried about her team's performance and how it will affect her upcoming promotion, but she doesn't really know how to motivate them. I did love her group of friends and how they supported her. I liked when her ex-fiancé's best friend joined her in the middle of her vacation, and helped her learn to slow down, relax and enjoy the little things. Not everything has to be planned and scheduled.

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  • Mrs. L
  • 07-04-21

Totally adorable love story!!

This is a totally adorable love story. Just a feel good fun story of a girl who doesn’t end up marrying Nathan Jones, but then ends up being on TV going on her honeymoon with another Nathan Jones. And how she finds love in the most unexpected way, gains a step-sibling, and finds her way out of a dead-end job. Totally fun!!!!!!

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  • Jenna
  • 10-02-21

Good listen

Book was writing more like a Diary then a story which I enjoyed but would skip over important parts and go greater into detail of unimportant things. The part about Paris and London took 90% of the book to get to and then was rushed over.

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  • FeLisa
  • 10-10-20

Not great in my opinion

Not for avid readers. Lackluster. The narrator was good. The story was not, romance was flat for me.

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  • Colleen Reed
  • 30-08-20

Cute romance, whiney narrator, no real traveling

The romance was cute, but I really, really wanted some armchair travel. Sadly, this story is not actually about traveling. She didn't leave until 2/3 through the story, and the Vaca locations are barely more than bullet points. Not the immersive vicarious traveling I was hoping for!!

The narrator had a whiney Valley Girl voice that made the main character sound vapid and annoying.