Sunday, 13 September 2015

Review: What a Girl Wants by Lindsey Kelk

Tess Brookes was the girl with a plan. Now she's the girl with a choice. Should she stay in London and start her own advertising agency with her best friend and potential boyfriend Charlie? Or should she head to exciting Milan to pursue both a new career as a photographer and a new man, the enigmatic and elusive (and highly irritating) Nick? For the first time, Tess has to choose between the life she always dreamed of and a future she never imagined possible. With her heart and her head pulling her in different directions, Tess has to make a life-changing decision about What a Girl Wants.

Kindle Edition, 417 pages
Expected publication date: September 15,2015 by HarperCollins
Series: Tess Brookes/a.k.a "A Girl" #2
Genre: Womens Fiction/Chick Lit

Kristine's Thoughts:

** I received an advanced readers copy from HarperCollins via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**

Having read About a Girl, I was anxious to get into What a Girl Wants. Would Tess pick Charlie or Nick? Would she opt for advertising or photography? I couldn't wait to find out.

Let me start out by saying that I loved the over the top humour in the first book and was looking forward to more of the same in this one. Although it was definitely there, I didn't find it quite as funny. I did have laugh out loud moments but not as many as I enjoyed in About a Girl

Tess got on my nerves more than I would have liked. She was overly whiny, drunk and indecisive for the majority of the book. This did of course creative some laughable moments but it also created some head shaking and page skimming. Nick also lost some of his attractiveness for me as well. His arrogance was more pronounced and I wasn't so sure that I wanted Tess to pick him or Charlie if I'm being honest. 

I think the story would have been better served if it didn't drag on as long. It was just a little too many pages of indecision and it wore on me. However, if you are looking for an over the top and humorous series, this one definitely fits the bill.


About the Author
Lindsey Kelk began her career as a children’s book editor and columnist for Marie Claire before turning to writing where she has been charming readers with her witty, sharp, and fun novels ever since. Lindsey’s extremely successful I Heart series launched with the popular I Heart New York, followed by I Heart Hollywood, I Heart Paris, I Heart Vegas, I Heart London and I Heart Christmas. She is also the author of The Single Girl’s To-Do List and About a Girl, which introduced Tess Brookes. Lindsey has been published in 22 countries, and has sold over 1 million books worldwide.

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1 comment:

  1. a girl wants diamonds... it's a girl's best friend!