Summary (from Goodreads):
“When Penny Lane started The Lonely Hearts Club, the goal was simple: to show that girls didn’t need to define themselves by how guys look at them, and didn’t have to value boyfriends over everything else. Penny thought she’d be an outcast for life…but then the club became far more popular than she ever imagined it would be.
But what happens when the girl who never thought she’d date a good guy suddenly finds herself dating a great one? She doesn’t need a boyfriend… but she wants it to work out with this particular boyfriend. And he wants it to work out with her.
Only, things keep getting in the way. Feelings keep getting hurt. Words keep getting misunderstood.
Penny Lane worked hard to declare her independence. Now she needs to figure out what to do with it — and how to balance what she wants with what everyone else wants. In We Can Work It Out, Elizabeth Eulberg returns to the world of her first novel, The Lonely Hearts Club, and gets to the heart of how hard relationships can be… and why they are sometimes worth all the drama and comedy they create.”
This is another sweet, fun read by Elizabeth Eulberg. I haven’t read all of her other books, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the ones I have read.
I love the idea that this book centers around the fact that you can hurt people by mistake, by trying to do the best thing. A lot of times, you don’t realize the impact that your actions can have on other people until it’s too late. In Penny’s case, she’s trying so hard to maintain her individuality and sense of self while being in a relationship that she forgets to act like she’s actually IN a relationship.
I hope there’s another book about Penny Lane. (Or maybe one about her sisters? I could go for a Rita story.)