Wednesday, November 3, 2010

ARC Tour Book Review: Holly's Inbox: Scandal In The City

Holly's Inbox: Scandal in the City
Author: Holly Denham
Title:  Holly's Inbox: Scandal In The City
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publish Date: August 1, 2010
Rating: 5 stars
Book Blurb:  Dear Holly, isn’t it shocking…?

Things are finally going Holly Denham’s way: she’s in love, she’s getting the recognition she deserves at work, and her friends and family have graciously opted to avoid disaster for the moment.
Just when Holly is starting to settle into her new life, scandal erupts and Holly finds herself-and her in box-at the center of a gossip whirlwind that threatens everything she’s worked so hard for.

Written entirely in emails, this follow-up to the UK smash hit Holly’s Inbox will keep you glued to its pages as the scandal running rampant in the city threatens to ruin Holly’s hard-earned and long-awaited happiness.

Review:  I really wasn't sure what to expect with this one. A book comprised of emails? I've read some like that and didn't really enjoy them. Holly's Inbox was not what I was expecting. It only took a few pages and I was hooked.

I could not put this book down.

Not because it was any great piece of literature.

No, it isn't that, but it was really a fun office drama, told through emails.

Amazingly enough, you really get to know all the characters in the book. How you get character development through emails, I'll never know, but this book accomplished just that. I loved Holly and Trish and all the rest of the reception girls. I really wanted to go work for them...until the end...they really had the kind of friendship that we all wish we had.

Most of all I love the disfunctional relationship between Holly and Toby.

This was a great afternoon read.  It was 544 pages, but because it was done in emails it really wasn't that long. Definitely a must read for chicklit fans.


Nikki-ann said...

Great review, sounds good :)

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