Monday, 19 August 2013

About A Girl by Lindsey Kelk

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...



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It's no secret that I am a fan of Lindsey Kelk, I love all of Lindsey's books to date and was eagerly awaiting the release of 'About A Girl'.
'About A Girl' marks the first in a new series for Lindsey and the start of a new character idol for me.

Teas Brookes' life isn't going to plan, in the course of a week she finds herself collecting her redundancy, having her heartbroken and being kicked down by family and friends.
When life gets low, what's a girl to do? Take on another identity and live your life the way you wish you could...

There's always the worry that when reading a new series by a great author, that you will compare the characters.
But thankfully, Teas is such a fantastic character, she made me focus solely on her journey and within the first page I was hooked.

Now 'About A Girl' is going to start a debate, there are two guys who Tess will introduce you to and they are best friend Charlie and journalist Nick.

Charlie is the boy next door who has been in Tess's life since university and Nick is the guy that Tess meets whilst under the identity of Vanessa. Nick is outspoken, he comes across as self assured and a bit of a bad boy.
So now we have two camps, which one will you be pitching your tent in? I am all out for Team Nick!

One thing I've discovered from Lindsey's previous books, is that she knows how to create characters that stay with you, even after finishing the story.
'About a Girl' has so many amazing characters that I found myself wanting to run off to Hawaii with a new identity, befriend Tess, get up close and personal with Nick, borrow Paige's clothes, go drinking with Kekipi and ring Amy to fill her in on the adventure that is life.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough, it's laugh out loud funny and provides pure escapism.

My only problem was when it ended, I was left wondering what to read next, what would fill the void that this book left behind.

Happiness in a package 'About a Girl'

5/5

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