Screen Play by Chris Coppernoll took me by surprise. The author notes in the back of the book that he wondered if writing from a woman's perspective (as a man) would be distracting. I have to honestly say that yes, it was, but only for the first 60 pages or so. After that I got caught up in the story and found myself relating to Harper and hoping that her lovesetmatch.com hookup would be a winner.
Harper is thirty, living in New York as an actress (actually an understudy) in a Broadway play. She's recovering from a bad breakup and is hoping that life will give her more than it already has. Her roommate signs up for an online dating service and finds a match so Harper (while bored and lonely one night) takes the plunge. She meets a few interesting people. Who happen to be very far away.
Harper's new life in NYC quickly fills up with schedules, friends, work and the little church around the corner.
Chris Coppernoll does an excellent job of sharing his story. I loved the twists and turns that resulted in a beautiful surprise ending. One thing I took away from this story was the truth that Harper realized about our society. She'd made a new friend and had many heart-to-hearts with her but discovered a blog that her friend was writing and Harper noted that most of the private things that she learned about her were learned online...publicly.