Book Review: Margo’s Got Money Troubles by Rufi Thorpe

by Krista

❥ Thank you for the free audiobook, Libro.fm.

Synopsis

As the child of a Hooters waitress and an ex-pro wrestler, Margo Millet’s always known she’d have to make it on her own. So, she enrolls at her local junior college, even though she can’t imagine how she’ll ever make a living. She’s still figuring things out and never planned to have an affair with her English professor—and while the affair is brief, it isn’t brief enough to keep her from getting pregnant. Despite everyone’s advice, she decides to keep the baby, mostly out of naiveté and a yearning for something bigger.

Now, at twenty, Margo is alone with an infant, unemployed, and on the verge of eviction. She needs a cash infusion—fast. When her estranged father, Jinx, shows up on her doorstep and asks to move in with her, she agrees in exchange for help with childcare. Then Margo begins to form a plan: she’ll start an OnlyFans as an experiment, and soon finds herself adapting some of Jinx’s advice from the world of wrestling. Like how to craft a compelling character and make your audience fall in love with you. Before she knows it, she’s turned it into a runaway success. Could this be the answer to all of Margo’s problems, or does internet fame come with too high a price?

Thoughts

Eh, this is very much a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of story, with no real surprises. I picked it up to break up my romance and fantasy monotony, but I just didn’t click with it. I did appreciate that Margo, despite growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, tried to do better than her parents. The family dynamics were certainly unique and the story was very modern. This brand of humor just wasn’t for me.

❥ The lovely Elle Fanning did a beautiful job narrating this audiobook by Harper Audio.

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