Friday, October 31, 2008

Glam Chick Lit: The Little Lady Agency

Hester Browne's The Little Lady Agency is English chick lit at its yummiest.

Melissa Romney-Jones, daughter of a debauched British MP, is at loose ends when she gets fired from her job at a high profile London real estate firm. Her roommate's gawky friend asks her to pretend to be his girlfriend at his mother's party, to get his mother to stop nagging him to get married. She agrees to do it, disguised in a golden blond wig, and under the pseudonym of "Honey".

After the party goes off without a hitch, Melissa realizes London is full of socially awkward (and fashion challenged) bachelors who need a woman's help, whether it be with clothes, etiquette, or woman troubles. She sets up the Little Lady Agency and, as Honey, helps her clients throw parties, placate mothers, dump girlfriends, and appear more attractive than they know to be on their own.

Trouble starts brewing when one of her clients, a gorgeous American realtor, seems to want Melissa for herself, not for the confident bombshell she is pretending to be. Throw in her majorly dysfunctional family, her friends' shenanigans, and her own feelings, and you've got a delicious little soup!

This is a great book to curl up with.

Review: A-

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