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DEDICATION

to anyone who feels like they aren't "girly" enough:

if you identify as a girl, you're a girl

and no romance (or lack thereof) can define that.

this one's for you.

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SUMMARY

IT IS A TRUTH UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED THAT A SINGLE GIRL IN POSSESSION OF MEDIOCRE FORTUNE MUST BE IN WANT OF A BOYFRIEND.

Unfortunately for Jordan Lee, this universal truth backfires on her. After confessing her growing attraction for her friend, Miles, who laughs in her face, Jordan feels embarrassed.  She can't blame him, though, because the thought of Jordan as girlfriend material is absurd, even to her. After all, she's always been 'one of the guys,' and nineteen years with zero romantic experience has left Jordan clueless and frustrated.

And so, Jordan takes a step back and reevaluates her life, enlisting the help of her two friends, Shriya and Dev, to teach her how to be a girl, and consequently a girlfriend. Meanwhile, she's sure that her divorced parents are having an affair with each other, her younger brother may be well on his way to being a sex addict, her roommate hates her, and to top it off, the deadline to declare her major is approaching, and the only thing Jordan knows is that she doesn't know what she wants to do with her life.

Jordan's about to learn two very tough lessons: 1. learning what it means to be a girl is hard, but 2. the real challenge is figuring out what it means to be herself.

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AUTHOR'S NOTE

I'M SORRY I HAVE NO SELF CONTROL!!!

(This is a rewrite from the manuscript I posted in my 2012-2014 era.)

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