After accidently answering her flatmate Vanessa’s phone, she decides that since being Tess isn’t going so well, she might try being Vanessa. With nothing left to lose, she accepts Vanessa’s photography assignment to Hawaii – she used to be an amateur snapper, how hard can it be? Right?
But Tess is soon in big trouble. And the gorgeous journalist on the shoot with her, who is making it very clear he’d like to get into her pants, is an egotistical monster. Far from home and in someone else’s shoes, Tess must decide whether to fight on through, or ‘fess up and run…
Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Expected publication: April 14th 2015 by Harper (first published 2013)
Genre: Womens Fiction/Chic Lit
I received an advanced readers copy from Harper Collins via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
This book is a re-release and the ratings are all over the map so I was quite interested in reading it and forming my own opinion.
The plot was a little crazy and the characters were even crazier but I found myself really liking this book. I went between laughing out loud to wanting to slap some sense into Tess. It was really over the top with some of the content and humour and I could see how it might not appeal to certain types of people but it was exactly what I was craving. It delivered what I would expect out of a chic-lit book and then some.
Some might say that Tess was a little whiny and I won't argue but I think the way she was penned made her more humorous than annoying. How many people can talk to toasters, ceilings and toilets and get away with it? She was over the top and completely out there which I found quite refreshing.
I will admit that part of the charm for me was all of the British slang and words for which I am not accustomed to hearing and reading. Some of them I'm still not sure of the meaning. I think it made the whole thing a little more funny for me.
There are many characters that you will love to hate and moments that will leave you shaking your head. Parts are terribly unrealistic but in a funny and entertaining way. I enjoyed every minute of it and my only complaint is that the story was unresolved and I need to read the next book to find out what happens. Having to read another book is a problem that I don't mind one bit!
This was my first book by Lindsey Kelk and it won't be my last.
About the Author
Lindsey Kelk was a children’s book editor and is now a magazine columnist and author of I Heart New York, I Heart Hollywood, I Heart Paris, I Heart Vegas, I Heart London and The Single Girl’s To-Do List. When she isn’t writing or watching more TV than is healthy, Lindsey likes to wear shoes, shop for shoes and judge the shoes of others. She loves living in New York but misses Sherbet Fountains, London, and drinking Gin & Elderflower cocktails with her friends. Not necessarily in that order.
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