What a Girl Wants (Tess Brookes Series, Book 2) Paperback
by LINDSEY KELK
Part of the Tess Brookes Series series
A new bestseller from the immensely popular Lindsey Kelk Being arrested in your own bedroom is never a good start to the day.
Tess Brookes really needs to sort out her back-stabbing flatmate - and her life.
Should she gamble all on the new photography job she's landed, or snap up the offer from long-time crush and best friend Charlie to start up on their own - in more ways than one?
There's just one small thing she hasn't mentioned. Or rather, one tall thing. He's handsome, infuriating and called Nick...For the first time, Tess has to choose between the life she always dreamed of and a future she never imagined possible.
From London to Milan, with high fashion and low behaviour thrown in, she's going to have to make up her mind what a girl really wants...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 17/07/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007501533
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Review by booksandscones
This is definitely a "bridge" book between the first one, About A Girl, and the as-yet-unwritten third book in this series. The ending is inconclusive, to encourage the reader to buy the forthcoming Book 3. Tess showed some promise of independence & courage at the end of the first book, but here she is mostly a Charlie Brown character, hapless and hopeless. She is constantly manipulated, insulted, and jerked around by friends, family and enemies alike, and she allows herself to be, rarely fighting back. One of the worst offenders is the object of her lust/love/hate, the obnoxious Nick Miller. At 28, Tess seems unable to get her life together, always binge-eating, blackout-drinking, vomiting in public, and letting things slide because she can't make a decision, which is supposed to be endearing to the reader, but I just wasn't able to feel it with What A Girl Wants. Not sure if I could read the third book of this trilogy, when it appears.