Monday, March 19, 2007

Little Lady, Big Apple by Hester Browne

I finished this one yesterday but was feeling so horribly crappy that I just needed to get some sleep. So here is my review. :)

Melissa Romney-Jones is still working on her Little Lady Agency when her boyfriend Jonathon Riley gets a promotion to New York. He offers her a much-needed vacation and so she leaves her agency to her best friend Gabi and her sister Allegra. Her flat is being renovated so it is the perfect time to go? But once she gets to New York, she starts questioning her relationship with Jonathon since he is never there and requires her to help out with the dog that isn’t even his. She gets the opportunity to help out an old friend from England and decides to do it despite what Jonathon says because she needs something to do after all. But things seem to go from bad to worse and she wonders if life with Jonathon is a good thing.

Being the second book in the series, I was happy to be back with all the characters and the drama again. Ms. Browne has such a wonderful way of writing and I feel like I have come home. I have not been to England but Northern Ireland has quite a few of the same shops and sayings. The book really flowed and I enjoyed watching Melissa figure out what she really wanted in life as well as battling her family and friends for sometimes the simplest things.

Melissa is a very sweet and lovable person who can be too nice. But at the same time, she is very smart and knows what she wants. She may go about things in a different way but she gets the same results every time. Jonathon drove me bonkers in this book. Careers have their place but he really let himself be a pushover in some ways. I can understand being insecure because how a relationship broke up but he never seemed to deal with it and that made it worse for him. Gabi and Allegra had me laughing all the time because they really shouldn’t have been left with the Little Lady Agency but then Melissa didn’t have a lot of other options.
This book was fabulous and I enjoyed every minute of it. Little Lady, Big Apple was a great sequel to The Little Lady Agency and picked up the story very well then carried it through the entire book. I laughed, I cried, and found myself amazed how often Melissa got herself into awful situations. This book ranks a 4/5 because I really was impressed with how well it continued everything and how well it ended. But you’ll have to find that out for yourself.

Well off to read a review book. :) Oh more of my reviews for CTR are posted so if you feel like checking them out you can find them at this link:

And then after you take a look at mine, please look at all the other great books people have reviewed by genre or other staff member. :) I have 6 books to review this time around so off to reading and reviewing!

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