Review: Looking For La La

Looking For La La by Ellie Campbell Looking For La La
by Ellie Campbell
reviewed by Kelly Smith

Cathy is a stay-at-home mom (or mum since the book is set in the outskirts of London), who, like many before her and scores more to come after, is utterly bored with getting the kids off to school, cleaning the house before the housekeeper gets there, doing the shopping and all the other assorted mundane chores that encompass a stay-at-home mum’s days. When a mysterious postcard arrives through the mail slot containing a sweet nothing for Cathy’s husband Declan and signed “Love from La La,” Cathy is off and running in her quest to discover just who La La is.

As Cathy tries to find the person behind La La, a myriad of suspects emerge throughout the book. Continue reading Review: Looking For La La

Review: Something Blue

Something Blue
by Emily Giffin
reviewed by Kelly Smith

Darcy is pregnant with Marcus’ baby and although she can’t get over the betrayal by Rachel and Dex, she forges ahead with plans to marry Marcus who has, somewhat reluctantly, stepped up to the plate. But Marcus is no Dex and even Darcy can’t change who he is. Though Darcy seems to know that in her heart that Marcus is not the one for her, it shocks her when he tells her that he doesn’t want to marry her and that he doesn’t want to be a father. Truly on her own (her mother having written her off for the audacity of getting pregnant), Darcy makes the decision to move to London and stay with Ethan, a mutual friend of her and Rachel’s from elementary school. Continue reading Review: Something Blue

Review: Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed
by Emily Giffin
reviewed by Kelly Smith

Rachel and Darcy have been best friends for years and they couldn’t be more different. Rachel’s level-headed and a lawyer and Darcy’s the more flamboyant social butterfly who’s in PR and used to getting her own way. Darcy throws Rachel a thirtieth birthday that somehow winds up with Darcy the center of attention and Rachel spending the majority of the time with her friend from law school, Dex, who also happens to be Darcy’s fiancé. One thing leads to another and Rachel finds herself in love with Dex and he with her. Continue reading Review: Something Borrowed

Review: Twenties Girl


Twenties Girl
by Sophie Kinsella
reviewed by Kelly Smith
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When Lara Lington’s great-aunt Sadie passes away at the ripe old age of 105, her family puts in an obligatory appearance at her funeral. No family member has visited the old lady in decades and Lara, suffering from a break-up with her boyfriend, isn’t really sure why she’s there at all. It’s a good thing she was though, because Sadie appears to Lara in her full-on Roaring Twenties ghostly garb and demands that Lara find her necklace. Continue reading Review: Twenties Girl

Review: Celebutantes


Celebutantes
by Amanda Goldberg & Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper
reviewed by Kelly Smith
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Lola Santisi is the daughter of once high-powered Hollywood director Paulie, who’s banking on his latest picture to launch him back into Hollywood royalty. Lola, however, is having a tough time figuring out what it is she wants to do with the rest of her life, especially after having been cast by her father in the film that caused his Hollywood fall from grace. Acting is not her forte, but Lola knows a lot of people and is crazy about fashion. Her BGF (best gay friend) is a totally great designer Continue reading Review: Celebutantes

Review: True Love (And Other Lies)


True Love (and Other Lies)
by Whitney Gaskell
reviewed by Rian Montgomery
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Clare Spencer, main heroine of True Love and Other Lies, is a travel writer – but not the glamorous kind. She works for a magazine called “Sassy Seniors”, and gets stuck traveling to places that are suitable mainly for senior citizens. Not only that, but the slightly sarcastic and witty twist she injects into the articles she writes are always being shot down by her editor. The story starts with Clare boarding a plane and getting stuck sitting next to an irate Indian woman who keeps complaining non-stop to her husband seated behind her, but the guy sitting next to the woman’s husband offers to switch seats. Continue reading Review: True Love (And Other Lies)

Review: Paging Aphrodite


Paging Aphrodite
by Kim Green
reviewed by Rian Montgomery
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Four women – a Greek island filled with hunks – what can possibly go wrong? Plenty, if you consider what got them all to the island in the first place! 25-year old Kelah from London is dying to become a published writer. Maybe a beautiful island can help? Anya from San Francisco is convinced she is cursed in love – and after almost dying from an overdose, she has a choice: check into rehab, or go on vacation with her friend’s sister Parker. Parker meanwhile has problems of her own – her husband of only 11 days has deserted her. Continue reading Review: Paging Aphrodite

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