Review: The Diva’s Guide To Selling Your Soul


The Diva’s Guide To Selling Your Soul
by Kathleen O’Reilly
reviewed by Rian Montgomery

This novel explores the unusual topic of selling one’s soul – to the devil. V – the main character, (she isn’t allowed to tell you her real name) was once a size 14 with lumpy thighs, a mediocre life and job, and was miserable. That all changed when V decided to sign her soul over to the devil – in exchange for beauty, powers, wealth and fame. There are different levels of the program (called “the Life Enrichment Program”). Your powers increase with each level. There are some catches, of course. In order to move through the levels, you have to recruit other people into the program. You have to practice apathy at all times, and you must be discreet. Continue reading Review: The Diva’s Guide To Selling Your Soul

Review: Love Like That

Dalton Moss (everyone calls her Doll) is a hip, modern, Southern Californian girl. Working as an assistant to a glamorous events planner, Dalton finds herself torn between two men. There is the handsome, sweet, caring and intellectual Roman, who has just proposed – and then taken off to Africa for a six month trip. Then there is Jeremy, who is irresistibly attractive, frustratingly hot-and-cold, and just somehow gets under Dalton’s skin. Never mind the fact that Jeremy already has a girlfriend. Dalton never intended to keep seeing Jeremy, but somehow, she can’t help herself. And her fiancé Roman seems to never be around!

Through alcohol-soaked nights, run-ins with her arch-rival from high school, dealing with her zany roommates (also going through guy troubles), Dalton must figure out which guy she really likes – before it is too late. Continue reading Review: Love Like That

Review: Little White Lies

If you’ve ever done something wrong with good intentions, you will enjoy this novel.

Natalie has just moved to Notting Hill from a small town, leaving behind a boyfriend who treated her horribly but whom she can’t stop thinking about. She is lonely, having just been in town for a month. She has a job in a high-fashion boutique, but still hasn’t made any friends. So after a month of being lonely, she decides something must be done. The former tenant of her flat, the glamourous-sounding Cressida, keeps getting mail. Since Natalie doesn’t have a forwarding address for her, the mail continues to pile up. And one day Natalie decides to open an invitation, just out of curiosity.

As soon as she opens the letter, things begin happening. She starts making friends at work, finally meets the adorable guy upstairs who always has parties, goes on a blind date, and gets invited to all kinds of parties. Mind you, the people at the parties think she is Cressida. As does her blind date, the handsome Simon Rutherford, whom she might be falling in love with… Continue reading Review: Little White Lies

Review: Notes From The Underbelly

Ever find yourself dragged into pregnancy kicking and screaming? That’s how Lara Stone, main heroine of this book, finds herself. She had been putting off getting pregnant for some time – because after all, she had finally worked her way down to a size 4. As an admissions counselor at Bel Air Prep, Lara doesn’t have time to have a kid. However, her husband Andrew gives her an ultimatum one night: either agree to have a child, or reassess your marriage priorities. (In other words, “get pregnant or get out”).

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Review: The Girls’ Global Guide To Guys

If you’ve ever been curious about what it’s like to visit many of Europe’s hot spots, you’ll love this book.

Jadie Peregrine is tired of her boring office job. She desperately wants to break into writing full-time, but so far she’s had little luck. The city of Boulder, CO that she lives in is just not prime dating ground either – she’s had nothing but miserable dating experiences. What she wants to do more than anything is take off and travel through Europe. But how can she afford it? While pondering this very question, she is suddenly hit with an idea: what if she were to travel the world and write a book on the differences and similarities of dating in other cultures and countries? Continue reading Review: The Girls’ Global Guide To Guys

Review: Shaking Her Assets

In the space of a month, our main heroine Rachel has lost both her job and her boyfriend of two years. Just when she thinks things can’t get much worse, her best friend Ben drops the bomb that he is getting married… to his Park Avenue girlfriend. That in itself isn’t so bad, but Rachel has always secretly wondered what would happen if she had ended up as his girlfriend, instead of just his friend. Now it seems she is too late.

Bored with her sudden joblessness, Rachel flits from temp job to temp job, until one night, as a joke, she decides to start a letter-writing business. More specifically, a business where she would help prospective business-school applicants write their entrance essays and letters. After papering Manhattan with leaflets containing her name and phone number advertising her business, she promptly forgets about it… Continue reading Review: Shaking Her Assets

Review: Dreaming In Black And White

Meet Phoebe Grant. She is thirty-something, has a few extra pounds padding her figure, and just wants to meet a good Christian man to settle down with. Unfortunately she is laid off from her job writing obituaries, and must find something else to do. At the same time, her best friend Lindsey signs her up for an online personals service. After at least one disastrous date resulting from the dating service, Phoebe thinks she has met the email man of her dreams. But then she gets a call from her mother who has become injured and needs Phoebe to fly home to the small California town she grew up in.

Back at home, Phoebe has her hands full with the town’s newspaper, which lost one its oldest reporters. Her mother also keeps her busy, as does a couple of other causes Phoebe can’t resist getting involved with. Her dating life is pretty much non-existant, since the only man that seems to be available is the infuriatingly handsome yet seemingly moral-lacking Alex, who was responsible for Phoebe’s layoff back in Cleveland. But is there more that meets the eye to this guy? Continue reading Review: Dreaming In Black And White

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