27 Jan 2013

Book Review - Cupcakes at Carringtons by Amexandra Brown

Georgie Hart had it all – as a top personal shopper in London, the heady world of Mulberry launch parties and Louis Vuitton goody bags meant she was living the dream. But all that extravagance took its toll on her bank balance and it was time to stop drinking champagne on beer money.

Now Georgie runs the luxury bag concession at Carrington’s Department store in the pretty seaside town of Mulberry Bay and her lavish spending is confined to a red velvet cupcake with butter cream icing in Carrington’s cafe.

But her plans for a quiet life are thwarted when Carrington’s goes into a recession-busting makeover and soon, with the arrival of Maxine, wielding the axe in her immaculately manicured hands, Georgie is fighting not only for her job, but also for the attentions of her dishy boss, James. And when newcomer Tom arrives, who may or may not be the best thing since sliced bread, Georgie must decide where her loyalties really lie…

Published - 24th January 2014
Publisher - HarperCollins 
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
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My Review     10 out of 10

By far, this was one of the most enjoyable chicklit dramas I have read so far this year...    Absolutely loved the comedy and seriousness...

Let's talk about the characters.  I found with this story that there were a lot of really great characters and a lot of really evil characters and this was one of the things that I enjoyed the most about this story.  Can't beat a good dose of good -v- evil.....   Mwah ha ha...   Georgie, the main character, is someone who has not had a lot of luck (except in the job department).  I loved following her story through different obstacles that get put in her path.  Moving over to the evil characters, absolutely love Maxine who is a new character to Carringtons and I always felt that she was up to something all the way along....  

There were a couple of other characters that I especially loved as well as Georgie.  The first being  Sam, who is Georgie's best friend and has been for a very long time.  Sam runs the restaurant in Carringtons, which is somewhere that Georgie goes up to ever chance she gets for a good gossip and for a bit of cake!  The other being Eddie who is another great friend of Georgie and is also the PA to the management.  There is a fantastic side line story that involves Eddie which I particularly loved.

There is a bit of romance in this story, as is expected in a chick lit really, and I really enjoyed the 'who will Georgie end up with' game throughout the story.  There are quite a few potentials at the beginning but I like that, as the story goes on, you can see the pros and cons of each chap... 

A really great chick lit that has great elements of comedy, romance and rivalry....