Thursday, September 18, 2014

Book Review: Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista by Aven Ellis

About the Book:

Recent college graduate Avery Andrews is ready to begin a new life in the big city. She’s landed an apartment in Chicago’s famed Lincoln Park neighborhood–and has her eye on the cute commodity trader just a floor above. 

If Premier Airlines knew about her fear of flying, they never would have hired her to be their marketing assistant—but it’s not like Avery wants a lifelong career. Right now she simply wants a job to pay her bills . . . and fund a few little shopping excursions, too. 

Her new lifestyle comes with a price tag, as Avery is not only faced with paying a ridiculous rent but finds she’s perceived as one of the vacant, husband-hunting fashionistas who live in the area. Avery resents this stereotype. So she doesn’t want a lifelong career, and she loves fashions she can’t afford, but that doesn’t mean she is empty-headed and spoiled, does it? 

When an opportunity to participate in a documentary at work arises, Avery finds a two-fold solution to her problems. She’ll earn extra money for it, and the documentary will show her as a serious career woman, enabling her to shed that husband-hunting fashionista label for good. 
When the camera is on, Avery attempts to be a motivated professional woman. But when she is challenged by Deacon Ryan, the videographer assigned to cover her story, Avery finds herself wanting things she was never supposed to want—like a lasting career—and Deacon. And Avery might just gain more from the experience than a perfect career image and extra cash to put in her Tory Burch wallet . . . 

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Review of the Book:

This is the first time I have had the pleasure of reading anything written by Aven Ellis.  Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista was a light and fun read and I recommend it if you are looking at something entertaining to read.  I am far myself from being a fashionista, but loved escaping into Avery's world.  It is so different from my own that it was great to read and experience hers.  I also found the book to be another great reminder of why we should not judge a book by its cover.  I did not find any dull moments and enjoyed every page in the book.

Two Children and a Migraine was supplied a book for review purposes.  Views expressed have not been influenced in anyway and no compensation was received for this post.