Tess Brookes has always been a Girl with a Plan. But when the Plan goes belly up, she’s forced to reconsider. After accidentally answering her flatmate Vanessa’s phone, she decides that since being Tess isn’t going so well, she might try being Vanessa. With nothing left to lose, she accepts Vanessa’s photography assignment to Hawaii – she used to be an amateur snapper, how hard can it be? Right? But Tess is soon in big trouble. And the gorgeous journalist on the shoot with her, who is making it very clear he’d like to get into her pants, is an egotistical monster. Far from home and in someone else’s shoes, Tess must decide whether to fight on through, or ‘fess up and run…
When I go through reading slump, I need a book that will take me over. I need a book I can sink into and melt away — About A Girl does just that. I was first introduced to Lindsey Kelk’s sassy writing style when I won her entire I Heart Series. I hearted it so much and I haven’t been able to stop getting my hands on her Chick-Lit. About A Girl was just as addicting as Kelk’s other books but I found that I got so much more out of it than I thought I would.
“And don’t worry yourself. Fit bird like you? You’ll be fine. Just remember, fuck ’em all.” (22)
I loved every single character in this book, except for Vanessa. I hated Vanessa. I have never hated my name before this book. Vanessa is a bitch but she’s REAL. All of the characters I so real and believable that you could picture them in your own life. I love all of their faults (and they have many of them) and I really enjoyed Tess’s character. This down-on-her luck girl goes on one heck of an adventure and finds out who she really is. Although I don’t tend to jet off to Hawaii when the going gets tough, her pain, and her journey really resonated with me. Who wouldn’t want to hit the road when their life turns to complete and utter crap?
“But there isn’t enough time to waste in this life. So don’t.” (314)
About A Girl is the perfect beach read for anyone who enjoys a witty, sassy, and pretty sexy novel. The writing is great, the characters unforgettable, and the story is a real page-turner!
Quotes from the ARC of About A Girl!