Ruby Palmer is just a girl looking to get a start in life. Her home life with her drunken father is a wreck, the only romance on the horizon is the prospect of becoming a trophy notch on the bedpost of the local school gigolo, and her less than shining exam results leave her future looking extremely bleak. Then, the stray boast of having gotten a job, forces Ruby to action and somehow, someway, she finds herself working in a law firm for the very mysterious Mr Alessi
So begins a thrilling, exciting, and sometimes dangerous journey for the young Ruby Palmer. What she doesn't know about working in a law firm they will teach her. What she doesn't know about people and the world she's going to learn the hard way. But what the people and the world don't know, is that Ruby Palmer will give back as good as she gets... and more!
This is the debut novel, `Poker Face' by the highly talented Jess Sturman-Coombs. I read this in pretty much one sitting and it's really hard not to. The intelligent story and totally believable characters just grab you by your collar and drag you along at a rip roaring pace. It's exciting, interesting and in parts very amusing as you watch this girl coming of age in a situation she never thought she'd be in.
If you read it, you'll understand why Ms Sturman-Coombs has received so many 5* reviews.
I eagerly await the sequel due towards the end of the year and any and all other works by this author.
For a reader, there is nothing like coming across a new writer who produces work of this quality.
Congratulations Ms Sturman-Coombs. I have a feeling your future is extremely bright!