2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 8 books toward her goal of 37 books.

Monday, December 1, 2008

REVIEW for Talk of the Town

A big, big, thank you to author Sherrill Bodine for sending this book along to me!!!!

TITLE: Talk of the Town

AUTHOR: Sherrill Bodine

DATE: December 1, 2008

GENRE: Romantic Comedy

RATING: 4 Stars

Gossip Queen Rebecca Covington is the "gossip Queen Bee", she knows her stuff and is sitting pretty at the Daily Mail - until one faithful day - she is told by her quivering boss that she is being terminated. Rebecca cannot believe it!!! she spends some quality time in the washroom getting herself "together" and decides to accept the offer of a "lower" position at the paper - that of food columnist. The only problem is, Rebecca cannot really cook and she mainly lives on Diet Coke! Yet, she is determined to prove to all, especially her new CEO David Summer, that she will always be "the queen of gossip" and is due her rightful place at the head of THAT column.

With a wonderful sense of humour, this book takes us through Rebecca's trials and tribulations as she tries to prove to everybody that she still has "it". Of course, to add to the mix is the sexy potential pairing up of Rebecca and David who eventually meet face to face and feel an instant, if not annoying, physical attraction to each other. Will the new CEO follow his heart? or will he put his professional career ahead?

This novel is charming and what I truly enjoyed about it is the fact that the main character is ALWAYS nice. She is somewhat clueless for most of the book, but I love that even at her worse, she just picks herself up and keeps going - with a smile (albeit a fake one) on her face.

This book is funny, funny and the speed of the narrative is non-stop - not too many dull moments here. The storyline was a tad predictable, but that's part of the fun of these romantic comedies. I would qualify this book more of a romantic comedy and less of a chick lit book - but if you are looking for an uplifting read, this is a good bet. I really enjoyed it


Anonymous said...

That sounds like a great beach read.

kalea_kane said...

Definitely sounds like fun! Lucky girl! :) Thanks for the review!

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