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I really really liked this book "I Enjoy Chick Lit And " enjoy chick lit and expecting a light breezy read This while somewhat traditionally light went beyond the normal chick lit and had some depth to it including a twist that was WAY unexpected I loved Annie and Ed Lana Owen and Conner I can t wait to the read the next in this series I ve never read anything by Carmen Reid before so I decided to check this outAnnie Valentine has the perfect jobshe s a personal shopper and spends all day choosing clothes for people She has two children Owen and Lana Lana is the typical rebelling teen but Owen is interesting She used to be married but we don t find out what happened to her husband until the end I was enuinely shocked it was something I never saw coming Never Annie is very lonely and desperate to find a new man And so she begins her search All the characters are lovely realistic and entertaining From Annie s sister to her awful Night And Day great aunt and heray best friend Connor all the characters are crafted perfectly OK so there a few chick lit stereo types Connor but I hardly noticed I was too busy wondering what could possibly happen next The book is written in third person but is still mainly from Annie s perspective The plot never slows using jumps in time from chapter to chapter to keep the book moving It was a relaxing read and definitely a fun oneOne of the best chick lits I ve read lately Dont want to hide this but there are some light spoilers in the review What I usually expect from a chick lit is to have a uite unlikely story that makes me mostly laugh and in which is clear from the beginning who will be the prince charming in the end This time I haven t had this impression here Annie the personal shopper and main character is somehow someone who the writer would like to be a real person Someone who has a family to take care of and in the meanw Annie Valentine has Tennessee Takedown / Ravens Hollow got to be one of the most vapid wenches ever conceived Nothing remotely likeable about her or her kids and her parenting skills are shameful fiction or not Boring and predictable I only finished it because I needed something mindless to do on my son s first day back at school I am regretting that choice as it s time I will neveret back Unfortunately I read the seuel to this book before the original so I had a bit of strange pre knowledge The Cowboy Takes a Bride (The Bridal Bid going in Annie Valentine is even annoying in this book and this is the one that intros her She isood at her job and the personal shopping angle is uite interesting as is the dynamic with her children This book explains how Annie and Ed Michaels Discovery (The Devaneys get together Overall the story wasood as I definitely kept reading but the one thing I really didn t like was the way the author kept s departure so ambiguous I know thing I really didn t like was the way the author Roddy s departure so ambiguous I know m also doing that somewhat here but I don t want to spoil anyone s reading pleasure The reader doesn t find out the true story until page 359 of 425 The same was true of the seuel with the real turn of events deliberately kept from the reader I would read Carmen Reid based on her light flowing style and the fact that it s easy oing chick lit that doesn. From the British publisher of Sophie Kinsella and Kathy Lette comes a story of love sprinkled with fashion A personal shopper in a swish London store Annie Valen. .
Love interest the one she ends up with at the end The other characters in this book were much better written Annie s children in particular returnreturnBut I never really felt compelled to keep reading I didn t look forward to reading this Picking up this book was a little like a chore and once a little like a chore and
ONCE WAS HALFWAY THROUGH I WAS READING JUST TOwas halfway through I was reading just to it not because it was really really oodreturnreturnOverall impression Could have been better This book was just so funny Right at the start you re lead to believe that Annie Valentine s husband has left her with their rebellious teenage daughter and very shy son Annie s best friend is Life Changing Smiles gay and he really brings a lot of humour to the book I think he was my favourite character She works as a personal shopper in a huge shop called The Store she s veryood at her job and has a few other things that she does on the side to support her family All the characters are pretty lovable apart from Gray in my opinion I didn t really like him from the start but I was happy with the ending and things It was also a nice twist to find out what happened between her and her husbandI ll definitely Innocent Sins (Harlequin Presents, get the rest of the series I downloaded this book for free I amlad I didn t pay for it I am a bit of shopaholic and I tend to enjoy books about shopping and fashion but this book was really hard to finish It took me 4 attempts to finally finishPossible spoilers warningAnnie is so unlikeable what a self centered stuck up person I feel for those poor children being dragged around from one place to another Her insistence and reasons for keeping her children in a private school even though she can t afford it is mind boggling I was in private school from kindergarten till college and I can tell you from personal experience that it doesn t Only a Whisper guarantee your future and no it doesn t make one better than others whoo to public school That s just one example of the ridiculousness that Annie believes in Not to mention dating rich Copper Lake Secrets guy because she wants to be taken care of and thinking one is most attractive because he lives on her dream street in the neighborhood Her self righteousness makes it so hard for me to sympathizeThe twist about her husband isood I must admit I didn t see it coming but again I couldn t sympathize I just felt sad for the childrenThis is the first book by this author I ve ever read I am not a fan of the character or the formatting I won t be buying the next books Meet Annie Valentine stylish savvy multi tasker extraordinaire As a personal shopper in a swanky London fashion store Annie can re style and re invent her clients from head to toe In fact this super skilled dresser can be relied on to solve everyone s problems except her own Although she s a busy single mum to stroppy teen Lana and painfully shy Owen there s a Brooklyn's Song gap in Annie s wardrobe sorry life for a new man But finding the perfect partner is turning out to be so much trickier than finding the perfect pair of shoes Can she source aenuine classic A life long investment Will she end up with a mistake from the sale rail who ll have to be returned Or ma. Ect partner turns out to be so much difficult than sourcing the ideal shoes'If you love shopping as much as you love a reat read try this Wonderful' Katie Fford.
free download Ý eBook or Kindle ePUB å Carmen ReidT reuire too much brain power Today s book review is a nice light hearted romp into the magical world of shopping in high fashion London The Personal Shopper is the tale of Annie Valentine a single mum of two who works at a posh London department store as a duh personal shopper She helps the extremely wealthy and the occasional friendcolleague invent and reinvent themselves through clothes and accessories She s a sassy saucy sweetheart of a character which of course means she runs afoul of a horrid boss of course means she runs afoul of a horrid boss meaning but not uite right men and the occasional whiny customer often than she should She is struggling to ive her two children everything without the means to do so consistently Which of course brings on drama of both the tearful and laughter full kind of its own She s also struggling to figure out what she wants from and for her own life She loves helping people express themselves through clothes using wardrobe as weapon to help women and the occasional man realize who they are and who they want to be and she uses the tricks of her trade on herself as
Often As On OthersTheas on othersThe and downs of Annie s life are familiar both in this enre of book and to women everywhere From teenage drama with daughter Lana to work challenges due to a snarky boss threatened by her success to man troubles as she struggles to balance what she thinks she wants with what she really needs Annie is presented as a bit of an Everywoman albeit one with WAY better shoes than most of us She s a likeable enough character although I must confess I occasionally found myself wanting to hold my hands over her mouth to stop her from calling everyone Babes I must confess that I also occasionally found myself shaking my head at the troubles she ot herself into She s a very human character full of foibles she means well and has the best of intentions but we all know where that road takes youAll in all this was a cute fun light comic tale of one woman s efforts to hold it all together all the time We ve all been there trying too hard pushing ourselves into something we would recognize as not uite right if we only had the time andor perspective to stand back and actually look before we leaped The supporting characters were to me the meat and potatoes of this one there are a lot of flamboyantly colorful eccentricities dangled throughout the book and they kept me reading even in the midst of the occasional Annie eye roll I was really excited to read this book because I m somewhat of a shopaholic and I sell clothing on eBay just like the main character However I was somewhat disappointed in this bookreturnreturnThe way the main character Annie speaks was just downright annoying All the babes *And Darlins That Kept Popping *darlins that kept popping drove me crazy I wanted to slap her And I just could not believe how uickly she capitulated in her job or furthered her relationships seemed unrealistic Annie was flawed and not in a particularly interesting wayreturnreturnUnderneath the annoying characterization the premise of the story wasn t bad I didn t see the twist coming at all and I did like the main. Tine can solve everyone's problems except her own She's a busy single mother of two but could there be a Family of Her Dreams gap in her wardrobe for a brand new man Finding the perf.