Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Twitter Girl review
Twitter Girl by Nic Tatano
Meet America’s Tweet-Heart.
She’s network reporter Cassidy Shea, better known as @TwitterGirl, with more than a million followers thanks to her sarcastic tweets. One hundred forty characters that can take anyone down a notch.
But while brevity may be the soul of wit, it can also get you fired.
When a controversial tweet goes viral the snarky redhead finds herself locked out of the career she loves… and watches her boyfriend take a hike.
Alas, no industry values sarcasm more than politics, and Cassidy becomes a marketable commodity for Presidential candidate Will Becker, a squeaky-clean, stone cold lock to be the next occupant of the White House. This candidate is unlike any other; he’s the country’s most eligible bachelor. He’s also looking for a running mate, and we’re not talking about a Vice President.
Twitter Girl has caught his eye.
Cassidy finds herself swept up in a whirlwind romance that turns her into the next Jackie Kennedy and becomes the favorite to be the next First Lady. The country can’t get enough of America’s First Couple… will Cassidy and Will Becker bring back Camelot?
But an anonymous tip triggers her journalistic curiosity. Is Will Becker all that he seems? The search for the answer teaches Cassidy the meaning of love.
Lisa's Review - 4.5 out of 5 stars
Ahh, I loved this book! So refreshing for a chick lit! As much as I enjoy chick lit books, sometimes the stereotypical lead female gets a bit repetitive, the sweetheart, good girl type can become boring. So say hello to Cassidy Shea, or TwitterGirl, a sarcastic, narky hot head who holds nothing back! I loved Cassidy from the start, even though she had managed to get herself sacked from her job for a tweet that wasn't her best move. But that tweet led her to a bigger and better job, and something I was actually dreading reading about. Cassidy lands a job for Will Becker, the man who is very close to becoming the next President of the USA, tweeting throughout his Presidential campaign.
Coming from the UK, I hold my hands up to not knowing a huge deal about what goes on in the run up to the election in America, so I was worried there would be a heck of a lot I wouldn't understand, but that worry soon disappeared, as it was written well so that people who wouldn't know a lot would still find it simple enough to follow, but it still came across fairly realistic.
The love triangle was amazing. I knew which man I was rooting for the whole way through and the plotline played it all out beautifully! As well as the love life of Cassidys it was lovely to see her younger brothers play out for us as well and not be brushed under the carpet.
The only reason I knocked half a star off was down to the ending, not of the whole book, but of the Presidential campaign part of the story. This makes it very difficult to review as I don't want to give away any spoilers but it was slightly anti climatic for me and I wish it had played out slightly differently.
Twitter Girl was funny, sarcastic, dry and yet still managed to pull off a sweet love story throughout!
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