Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Review: Red Carpet Day Job by Tasha Cotter

Most of the working-class secretaries in New York City don’t spend their mornings wrestling skirts from beneath roosting chickens or cleaning egg yolk off their heels. But Sophie Waldrop does, thanks to her boyfriend, Scott, and the organic egg business he runs out of her 5th floor walk-up. Though they’ve been dating since high school, Scott no longer pulls his weight in the relationship—financially or emotionally. Sophie’s ready to send him, and his chickens, packing.

The day she breaks up with Scott, Sophie’s boss introduces her to the firm’s new client, Nick Jackson—the hottest up-and-coming actor in Hollywood. Sophie can’t believe her luck when her boss volunteers her to be Nick’s date for a red carpet award ceremony that same night. Freshly single, Sophie tries to keep things in perspective as her “work event” leads to a budding romance. She didn’t expect to like Nick, and she certainly didn’t expect him to like her.

When her dream job lands in her lap, Sophie rejoices that her hard work has finally paid off. But she soon learns that it may have been Nick's influence that opened the doors and created the opportunities that she would rather have earned for herself.

Nick’s hectic schedule, the persistent leading ladies with whom he works, and Sophie’s own promotion and career ambitions further complicate their fairy-tale romance. Can Nick and Sophie make their love last, or will their relationship be more like the paparazzi’s camera flashes—fast, bright, and fading?

Sophie wants to be an agent desperately ... she works hard for her boss, she works extra hours (sometimes to get away from her boyfriend, Scott) trying to get someone to acknowledge what a great agent she would be. Then one day, her dream client walks in ... he's the talk of the town, a womanizer and maybe a little too slick. And he wants to take Sophie to a big awards show. Sophie. Regular person, Sophie. Sparks start flying and Sophie wonders if she'll just be another notch on his bedpost because a famous movie star couldn't be interested in a normal person, right?

I've never read anything by Tasha Cotter before but if she writes any more romance novels after this one, I might be inclined to pick it up just to see what it's about because I really enjoyed Red Carpet Day Job. This was a simple, care-free read that I blew through because it simply entertained me. 

Here's the deal. You'll read some reviews out there that talk about how fast things happened in this book and how it was too quick or yadda blah. The book is only 160-some pages. Of course things are going to happen quickly! This isn't a 300 page beast that has the time to really delve into things. I think for such a short book, Cotter did a good job with the character development and all of that. I liked all of the characters ... I won't lie and say that I don't wish there were more pages ... of course I do! I'm a greedy reader. I'm greedy as hell. I want to know every minute detail of every second of these people's lives. 

While this book seemed to skim the surface of some of the situations, it all read true. And by that I mean that there aren't parts that are so in depth that you feel like you're drowning and then next there are parts that are so lackadaisical that it seems fake. Red Carpet Day Job is a book that you take with you to the pool this summer because you want something easy to read while you're relaxing. 

I don't want to say very much more because I don't want to give anything away but I will say this ... I really enjoyed the rapport between Sophie and Nick. I enjoyed watching their relationship ebb and flow with situations going on around them. It is a sweet love story that I'll probably read again. Mostly because I read it so quickly (since it was totally engaging), I want to make sure I didn't miss anything.

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

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