Title: Life in Plan B
Author: Jennifer Vessells
Source: Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours
Available: Barnes and Noble | Amazon
From the Publisher: When twenty-eight year old Haley Simpson, a sales associate for her best friend’s clothing boutique in Columbus, Ohio, begins a secret affair with the boutique’s potential New York City business partner, she digs a cavernous hole of deception that not only threatens to end her blossoming career, but to destroy a life-long friendship.
Jennifer Vessells's debut novel, LIFE IN PLAN B, encompasses everything classic chick lit should: the dynamics of friendship, the nuances of high-reaching career aspirations, and the struggles – both usual and unique – presented by romantic and familial relationships. An entertaining story at every turn, LIFE IN PLAN B is identifiable for readers of any age. In short, Ms. Vessells hits her debut novel out of the park!
Have you ever seen the movie Because I Said So? I *adore* that movie, and this book reminded me of it a lot.
But never fear! It’s different enough that you don’t feel like someone simply re-imagined that movie (example: there’s no parents or siblings getting all up in Haley’s business – only best friends).
For a debut novel, Jennifer Vessells really hit this one out of the park. I sat down to read it and I didn’t stop reading until I was finished.
Haley was such a relateable (is that a word? it is now) and likable character – even though I didn’t agree with all of her choices. She was a downright crappy friend for awhile there – but you know what? I’ve been a crappy friend too. No one’s perfect, and having an MC who is flawed means that we have someone we can connect to.
If you love chick-lit, then I definitely recommend you pick up a copy of Life in Plan B – it has everything you could hope for: fashion, shoes, romance, and friendship.
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