Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Book Review: What Stays in Vegas

I was recently asked to give a book review of a new author's latest book. This fun book is called: What Stays in Vegas and I have to say, I really enjoyed this book.

The author's brief synopsis:

Bored administrative assistant, Tessa Golden, is trapped in a life of lousy weather, irritating bosses, and mind-numbing secretarial work. Her dreams of being an artist have rapidly deteriorated into building things out of paperclips while on hold with tech support. To make matters even worse, the love of her life has gone off and married another woman.

So when Tessa is suddenly transferred to the Las Vegas branch of her company - playing wingwoman to her freshly divorced boss, juggling a client-from-hell, and catching the eye of one very eligible coworker - will her life finally be shaken up enough to straighten itself out?

Once I read the synopsis of this book, I knew it would be something I would enjoy. I like to go for light, fun reads that allow me to escape into the story for a little while during my lunch break. I did a little research on the author, Beth Labonte, and it turns out that she is an administrative assistant by day (like me) and has published 2 books. She has her own website that you can visit here. After reading a little bit of the story, I have to wonder if she drew from real life experiences.

Beth writes with quick wit and sarcasm and I just love that. The story follows the life of an administrative assistant, Tessa, who meets Kendra in a women's bathroom during the Christmas party and suddenly finds herself working for her on a temporary assignment in Las Vegas. Kendra just happens to be the company owner's daughter, so no expense is spared to make sure that Tessa is comfortable in her new surroundings.

Just when things are going great and Tessa is getting really comfortable in the Vegas lifestyle, a particular drunken night leads Tessa's life to be turned completely upside down again. Now, Tessa must take control of all aspects of her life and her emotions, all while trying to save her company's reputation.

I won't share more of the story because I think that this book deserves to be read. I loved that it was written in a very light and fun way and the character descriptions are great. That horrible client is someone you just love to hate. I found myself pulled into the story and it moved right along. I hate when I have to struggle to get through a book just to finish it. I also laughed out loud in some places and was rooting for Tessa when things got rough. Beth's first book, Coffee Breath, has made it to my reading list.

If you are looking for a fun read, check out What Stays in Vegas. You can get a copy of the eBook through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Go check it out.

--I was given a copy of this book for the purpose of a review. I was not compensated in any way for a positive review.--

1 comment:

Secretary4Life said...

Thank you so much for the review :) Today is also the last day you can get a free copy from Smashwords using coupon code BK26Q.