Monday, 7 July 2014
What A Girl Wants Review
What A Girl Wants by Lindsey Kelk
A summer bestseller from the immensely popular 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
Lisa's Review - 4 out of 5 stars
What A Girl Wants is a hilariously funny, down to earth perfect-for-summer read. Tess Brookes is a normal, girl next door, who has been in love with her best friend, Charlie for ten years. Charlie however, has not been in love with Tess. Until she goes on a trip to Hawaii, falls for Nick, then comes home to Charlie declaring his undying love for her. But there is a chance of a career change for Tess, from starting up her own advertising agency with Charlie, or travelling the world as a photographer. Tess heads to Milan, where she is then reunited with Nick. Torn between two men, Tess has decisions to make.
Lindsey Kelks writing style is fantastic. Realistic characters make What A Girl Wants a breeze to read through, and said characters are loveable, and easy to relate to. No over the top, that-would-never-happen-to-a-real-girl moments. Just lots of funny, and that-would-so-happen-to-me moments. Although there were a few times I wanted to give a virtual slap to Tess and knock some sense into her, Tess was one of my favourite characters I have read for a while. Her and her crazy BFF Amy, plus the array of characters from London and Milan, kept the book flowing and interesting.
I really enjoyed the whole book - until the end. It's difficult to write a review on a book when you felt the ending was a disappointment without giving anything away, but I had my hopes and expectations for what I wanted to happen in the end, and not only did it not happen, the other outcome didn't happen either! In fact I was quite shocked at the way it ended and felt like there was no real conclusion to Tess's story, which made me wonder (and hope) that there will be more stories of Tess's adventures to come!
A really, solid, light hearted read that is great to pop into that beach bag for a must have holiday read.
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