Okay, so this book I came across while I was in the middle of my countdown, but I didn’t want to throw things off so I waited. This one is definitely another good one I’d recommend to others.
Lexington Larrabee has never to work a day in her life. After all, she’s the heiress to the multi-billion-dollar Larrabee Media empire. And heiresses are not supposed to work. But then again, they’re not supposed to crash brand new Mercedes convertibles into convenience stores on Sunset Blvd either.
Which is why, on Lexi’s eighteen birthday, her ever-absent, tycoon father decides to take a more proactive approach to her wayward life. Every week for the next year, she will have to take on a different low-wage job if she ever wants to receive her beloved trust fund. But if there’s anything worse than working as a maid, a dishwasher, and a fast-food restaurant employee, it’s dealing with Luke, the arrogant, albeit moderately attractive, college intern her father has assigned to keep tabs on her.
In a hilarious “comedy of heiress” about family, forgiveness, good intentions, and best of all, second chances, Lexi learns that love can be unconditional, money can be immaterial, and, regardless of age, everyone needs a little saving. And although she might have 52 reasons to hate her father, she only needs one reason to love him.
Most of the time I stay away from the girl-ish, romance-y books. Yeah, sure, I do like a little romance, but at the same time I don’t like it to be the main part of the book. This one in particular does be a larger romance plot line, but I liked the premise quite a bit. Spoiled, rich kid + fast food and other oh-so-glamorous jobs? Definitely intriguing.
I enjoy the way that Jessica Brody describes her characters an breathes a life of their own into them. Lexington’s sass doesn’t feel like some surface, token quality stuck there because she’s just a rich heiress, she actually believes herself to be all that.
The whole dynamic between Lexington and her ‘babysitter’ Luke is also highly amusing. First she hates him for being assigned to watch over her (which I probably would too), then she tolerates him, and then it blossoms into more.
Overall, I enjoyed this one a lot. I sat down the afternoon after I got it and read through the whole thing in a matter of hours. You should totally go and get it 🙂
(Also, feel free to check out the book trailer here, it’s really good as well.)
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