Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista by Aven Ellis

Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista
by Aven Ellis

My rating: 5 stars

Publication Date: September 10, 2014
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Humorous Romance
Print Length: 223 pages
Available from: Amazon


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 commodities 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…

Chronicles of a Lincoln Park FashionistaMy Review
Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista by Aven Ellis

Ready for some over the top cute, funny and heart-warming Chick Lit? Ready to have the heroine annoy the heck out of you with her excessive obsession on fashion, designer names and failure to learn to trust her inner self or her brains? I’m not saying that Avery is completely unlikable, I’m saying she is like a fungus; she grows on you, page by page as you get to know her in a definite case of first impressions gone wrong!

Pegged for a documentary revolving around her job at a major airline, Avery will be shadowed by a cameraman of and on for the next month. And how did that meeting go, you ask? Kind of like that perfect soufflĂ© in the oven, the expectations are high, but the results are a flop. Deke is cold, aloof and distant, obviously her would rather be filming paint drying then this “hard hitting” documentary which stars an apparently vapid fashionista. What happens when two people are thrust together and the negative energy is flowing? Are people really what they seem to be or is there more underneath their labels? Can there be something more between a serious anti-fashionista and the princess of the fashion-conscious world?

Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista by Aven Ellis was like peeling back the layers of chiffon on a bridal dress! The top layer was nice, but a little light on substance and then, the breath-taking under layers are revealed and I was lost in laughter, grins and that starry-eyed thing that happens when you just know there is going to be a soul-deep ending that is going to have you clutching your heart! Ms. Ellis takes quirky and sweet to a whole new level!

I received this copy as part of a review tour promotion.

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