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About a Girl (Tess Brookes Series, Book 1) Mass Market Paperback – 4 Jul 2013
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‘Fans of the I Heart series will instantly fall for this gorgeously funny and romantic read’ Closer
‘Perfect for your summer holiday!' Bella
‘Kelk has a hilarious turn of phrase and a sparkling writing style …’ Daily Express
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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About A Girl is all about a girl called Tess. Tess's work is her life but it just been ripped out from under her and couple that with a horrendous boy related faux pas we find Tess borrowing her flatmate's name, job and clothes to jet off to Hawaii to escape her reality for a bit. When she arrives at the job, to photograph an iconic fashion king, she meets arrogant journo Nick with a chip the size of the other fifty US States on his shoulder.
I really liked Tess right from the start. She worked hard trying to please everyone, her mother, her best friends, and her horrible flatmate. But just this once she is determined to escape from pleasing everyone and try someone else's Louboutins on for a while. I've already mentioned this but I love how funny Lindsey's characters are. I think it makes them real and endearing so you can't help but love them. Tess is no exception, and she also has a bit of a pash for Ryan Gosling.
When we first meet Nick properly he is acting like an arrogant, assuming, know it all prat. He really is not the man we see in the prologue, but you know what they say about the love of a good woman! He's fit but pig-headed, and at times he shows a softer more confused side of his bruised little soul. I kind of imagined him like a young Hugh Grant but hotter, like Patrick Dempsey - he definitely had floppy hair in my mind anyway!
The story is set in Hawaii, a place I've never been but the beautiful description of the lush surroundings completely offsets the almost manic goings on in Tess's mind bringing a balance to the story.
I really enjoyed it and although I didn't know this at the time there is a sequel! Best book news as the story finishes on a will she won't she note. Look out for What A Girl Wants to find out what happens to Tess next.
Tess is successful, she has never done the marriage and kids bit, but her career is going from strength to strength and she has just been told she has been given a promotion. Life couldn't be better, (unless we talk about the fact she has been in love for the last years with her best mate!) That is until she gets called into the boss's office to be told they are letting her go. - How can they be letting her go when she hasn't even started her new job? Tess cannot believe it, everything she has ever worked for just gone?
Her other best friend Amy is round hers as soon as she finds out what has happened to Tess, luckily Tess's flatmate (Vanessa) isn't in, she is off on a shoot somewhere - she is a fashion photographer. Amy and Vanessa do not get go, and never have. Things seem to go from bad to worse for Tess over the next few days, so when an opportunity turns up that sounds much better than her life at the moment what has she got to lose?
This is a brilliantly written, witty read. Lindsey Kelk writes so well, her ability to put so much humour in her books while still keeping the story line good is a talent in itself. She comes out with some brilliant one liners that actually have you laughing out loud! This is a fantastic summer read, I was only sad that it was over so quickly. This is defiantly one for your bookshelf as it is a book you would want to read again and again. I was so pleased when I heard there will be a sequel to About a Girl, the characters are great, the story line it great. It's just a shame we have to wait so long to read it!
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