Friday, August 22, 2014

Book Club!!

Today is Book Club Friday!

To link up, all you have to do is grab the button (above) and link up (below)!

You can write about any book you want.

This week I'm sharing:

Here's the synopsis:
Recent college graduate Avery Andrews is ready to begin a new life in the big city. She’s landed an apartment in Chicago’s famed Lincoln Park neighborhood–and has her eye on the cute commodities trader just a floor above.

If Premier Airlines knew about her fear of flying, they never would have hired her to be their marketing assistant—but it’s not like Avery wants a lifelong career. Right now she simply wants a job to pay her bills…and fund a few little shopping excursions, too.

Her new lifestyle comes with a price tag, as Avery is not only faced with paying a ridiculous rent but finds she’s perceived as one of the vacant, husband-hunting fashionistas who live in the area. Avery resents this stereotype—so she doesn’t want a lifelong career, and she loves fashions she can’t afford, but that doesn’t mean she is empty-headed and spoiled, does it? 

When an opportunity to participate in a documentary at work arises, Avery finds a two-fold solution to her problems. She’ll earn extra money for it, and the documentary will show her as a serious career woman, enabling her to shed that husband-hunting fashionista label for good.

When the camera is on, Avery attempts to be a motivated professional woman. But when she is challenged by Deacon Ryan, the videographer assigned to cover her story, Avery finds herself wanting things she was never supposed to want—like a lasting career—and Deacon. And Avery might just gain more from the experience than a perfect career image and extra cash to put in her Tory Burch wallet…


Here are my thoughts:
I've reviewed Aven Ellis' other two books recently, so I had no doubt this would also be a good book.  At first glance, however, I was worried that this could be a slight play off of Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series - but it was so much more.

While Avery does have a strong appreciation for designer labels and living in the "it" neighborhood, she has a lot more depth than Becky Bloomwood did in the Shopaholic series.  Sure, Avery's goal does start out to marry well and be a housewife, but she shows a lot of growth throughout the book and I found Deacon to be absolutely swoon worthy.  I found myself up way past bedtime because I didn't want to put it down.  Overall, it was a great read!

This one hits the shelves September 10, so be sure to pick it up!

By the way, if you don't like Aven Ellis on Facebook, you should.  She shares daily posts of her inspiration for the various male characters in her books.  Yum.

What are you currently reading??


Christina said...

I'm in need of some easy chick-lit. I like that you say she's a little deeper than Becky because she got on my nerves more often than not. I just might have to check this out!

Erin O'Riordan said...

I'd read this. I love books set in Chicago!

Erica M said...

Oh good thing you mentioned that about Shopaholic. I was beginning to think the same thing :)

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