Sunday, 19 August 2012

Review - Bicoastal Babe

Bicoastal Babe
By: Cynthia Langston
Edition Pub Date: March 6, 2012
ISBN: 978-0615608099
Pages: 324
Buy Link: Amazon.com
Author Website: http://www.cynthialangston.net

Twenty-eight-year-old Lindsey Miller has had a streak of bad luck, from losing her job, catching the flu that later turned into pneumonia, received two bruised ribs from coughing, and she pulled a muscle in her back. She also embarrassed herself in front of her ex-boyfriend when she backed into a parked car while somewhat stalking him. She has officially hit rock bottom.

Thanks to her friend Danielle, she now has a job interview at the largest advertising company in Chicago - Gordon-Taylor. She ends up getting a job predicting trends for the company's newsletter, The Pulse, which is sent out to all their clients. There are a few catches to the job. It requires her to fly back and forth between New York and L.A. She also has to work with Jen Savage on the project. While Lindsey is in New York, Jen is in L.A. and vice versa.

Lindsey soon finds out that New York is a whole different place than Chicago. Asking random people to do a questionnaire is not as easy as it looks on television as some people are really rude. Even getting into a new shopping store is a challenge for her. Everything seems to be a complete disaster until she meets a Wall Street Broker, Victor Ragsdale.

Finding trends in L.A. seems a lot easier for her and so is finding another love interest, Danny Wynn, a California surfer.

Bicoastal Babe is not my typical read, but once I learned that it is going to be a new CW series called Trending, I decided to give it a try. I was laughing hysterically by the end of chapter one as Lindsey embarrassed herself in front of her ex. The character maybe a twenty-eight-year-old, but she has a lot of growing up to, especially in her attitude and her occasional use of a certain four letter word. Even though I know nothing about fashion, I found Lindsey's new job at finding the next big thing before anyone else knows about it, to be entertaining. The author uses a quirky narrative that makes Bicoastal Babe a page-turner. The ending is left somewhat up in the air and I hope the author plans on writing a sequel in the near future. Overall, I loved reading about Lindsey's adventures in New York and L.A., and I recommend the book to other readers.

Disclaimer: I received a free review copy from Debutante Media.


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