Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Review: Working It (It Girls #3) by Leah Marie Brown

Falling in love is always in fashion….

With her trust fund and coveted job at Christian Dior, Fanny Moreau believes she has it all. But when her best friend finds a fulfilling new career abroad—and a dreamy relationship with a great guy, Fanny’s fabulous life suddenly feels empty. Inspired to find her true purpose, she trades her cushy lifestyle in San Francisco for an adventure in the Alaskan wilderness.

Everyone thinks Fanny has gone off the deep end. What’s a girl with a Ph.D in Prada doing teaching in an Inuit village? Even Fanny is wondering, especially when she comes face to face with Calder MacFarlane. The Scottish search and rescue pilot is everything Fanny is not—selfless, heroic, and used to living on the edge. He’s also the man who once loved her best friend. Yet something in Calder’s sexy gaze has her believing that she’s a woman capable of great things—a woman who might just find her own happily-ever-after, in a place where she least expects it….

Paperback, 222 pages
Published June 7th 2016 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

Terri's Thoughts

I received a copy of this book from the publisher Kensington via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  This story was just released last week.

This story is the third in the it girl series.  It can be read as a stand alone however in my opinion, I would recommend reading the series in order.  The reason is that by doing so you get the entire picture as well as the reader gets to experience the humor of Brown from the beginning.  Also, the first two stories feature Vivian and will give the reader greater context in her role in Fanny's life.  With that in mind this review may only make sense to those who have read the whole series.

I'm not going to lie, I feel the first book was the best however in most cases this tends to be the case.  By now I am used to the over the top humor and endless references to all things pop culture.  There is no longer any shock value for me.  That doesn't mean this was not a good story.  It delivered exactly what I was looking for and that was a light funny read.

While I was onboard with Fanny's journey, I did not find her as dynamic or compelling as her best friend.  This makes sense as the whole plot is surrounding her uptight personality.  It was interesting how Brown threw a lot of French phrases in to the story.  As someone who lives in a bilingual (French/English) city, I do come across a lot of Frenglish being spoken.  That being said it is none of the phrases penned in this story.

This was a light, fast & humorous read.  While I feel that it will forever live in the shadows of the two that came before, it is still a good read.  Based on the ending of this story...can we expect a fourth story in the It Girl series?  I guess I will have to wait and see. 

About the Author

(from Goodreads profile)
I am an American writer with a penchant for Paris and all things pink!

Before writing novels, I worked as a print journalist for a Pulitzer prize winning newspaper and served in the United States Air Force as a Radio and Television Broadcaster.

An avid traveler, I have had adventures and mishaps from London to Tokyo, which I write about on my blog, On Life, Love & Accidental Adventures, and in my contemporary romantic series, The It Girls.

I was once a collector of truly useless bric-a-brac and cheesy tee-shirts. My cheesiest? A tee with a cartoon Jesus riding a surf board and the words, "And on the eighth day, Jesus went surfing in Greece."

Today, I prefer to gather friendships and memories as travel souvenirs.

I live in the shadow of Pike's Peak Mountain, near Colorado Springs, with my family and shamefully pampered poodles.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your review. Yes, there will be a fourth It Girls novel. I hope you enjoy it as much as you enjoyed the first two. All the best.