About a Girl by Lindsey Kelk
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
'Tess Brookes has always been a Girl with a Plan. But when the Plan goes belly up, she’s forced to reconsider.
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…'
I first discovered Lindsey Kelk as I was walking through the busy airport waiting to board my plane, many, many years ago. This is when I discovered my love for Angela and the I heart series. When I heard Lindsey was bringing out a new book – About A Girl, I knew it was one I needed to read. With that I grabbed myself a copy, and was lucky enough to win an invite with Lindsey for brunch in London, here I found out more about Tess, in About a Girl, a lot more about Nick and the setting in Hawaii. (Now this is my top place to visit after reading the book!) You can read about my brunch with Lindsey here:
Brunch with Lindsey
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!