Tess Brookes was the girl with a plan.
Now she’s the girl with a choice.
Should she stay in London and start her own advertising agency with her best friend and potential boyfriend Charlie? Or should she head to exciting Milan to pursue both a new career as a photographer and a new man, the enigmatic and elusive (and highly irritating) Nick?
For the first time, Tess has to choose between the life she always dreamed of and a future she never imagined possible. With her heart and her head pulling her in different directions, Tess has to make a life-changing decision about What a Girl Wants.
My opinion: I read About a Girl last year and absolutely loved it, so when I was offered the chance to review the next installment of Tess’ life and take part in the blog tour, I jumped at the chance!
What a Girl Wants picks up right where About a Girl left off. Tess is back in London follwing her trip to Hawaii and has gone from being unemployed to needing to make a decision about whether she wants to start an advertising company with Charlie, or follow on from Hawaii and go to Milan as a photographer. The choice isn’t going to be easy, but Tess needs to make a decision as having her cake and eating it probably won’t work out.
I was hooked in by this book as soon as I started reading. As it’s nearly a year since I read About a Girl, I had to remember what happened last time as this book picks up directly from the last. I had to wrack my brains at first, but soon got reacquainted with the characters and remembered that I was very much Team Nick in the first book. This book is just as hilarious as the last and I love that Tess is just a normal girl and I can really relate to her. This is one of the great things I find about Lindsey’s writing and characters – they are all down to earth, sometimes outrageously behaved and you are guaranteed to laught out loud on a number of occasions.
In What a Girl Wants we catch up with favourite characters including Kelpiki and Amy, and also meet some new ones. I loved the Milan location of parts of the book and wanted to keep reading to find out what happened next. If you loved About a Girl, you won’t be disappointed, but you may not get all of the answers to the questions you have – there HAS to be another book after this one!
A great read and I’m sure it will be a holiday hit this year. I’m already looking forward to finding out what happens next and will have to make do with catching up on the “I Heart” series in the meantime!
My rating: Four stars
I received an advance review copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.