The Personal Shopper : (Annie Valentine Book 1) Paperback
by Carmen Reid
Part of the Annie Valentine series
Meet Annie Valentine: stylish, savvy, multi-tasker extraordinaire.
As a personal shopper in a swanky London fashion store, Annie can re-style and re-invent her clients from head to toe.
In fact, this super-skilled dresser can be relied on to solve everyone's problems ...except her own.
Although she's a busy single mum to stroppy teen Lana and painfully shy Owen, there's a gap in Annie's wardrobe - sorry, life - for a new man.
But finding the perfect partner is turning out to be so much trickier than finding the perfect pair of shoes.
Can she source a genuine classic? A life long investment? Will she end up with a mistake from the sale rail, who'll have to be returned? Or maybe, just maybe, there'll be someone new in this season who could be the one ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/07/2007
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780552154819
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Review by curvymommy
I was really excited to read this book, because I'm somewhat of a shopaholic, and I sell clothing on eBay, just like the main character. However, I was somewhat disappointed in this book.The way the main character, Annie, speaks was just downright annoying. All the "babes" and "darlin"s that kept popping up drove me crazy. I wanted to slap her! And I just could not believe how quickly she capitulated in her job, or furthered her relationships - seemed unrealistic. Annie was flawed, and not in a particularly interesting way.Underneath the annoying characterization, the premise of the story wasn't bad. I didn't see the twist coming at all, and I did like the main love interest (the one she ends up with at the end). The other characters in this book were much better written (Annie's children in particular). But, I never really felt compelled to keep reading - I didn't look forward to reading this. Picking up this book was a little like a chore, and once I was halfway through, I was reading just to finish it, not because it was really, really good.Overall impression: Could have been better!
Review by carolmoug
This was a bookclub choice. All the other members refused to take it - literary snobs! I quite enjoyed it. It was light and frothy and obvious very early on what was going to happen. The book will date very quickly due to all the fashion stuff and is certainly not of any intellectual consequence. It is however sqeaky clean and innocent. A feel-good book
Review by binadaat
I'm just glad this is fiction.