SATC meets Shopaholic
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This is book number 8 in the I heart series. I've read the first part three years ago, where Angela is just coming to New York and meeting Jenny Lopez for the first time. I couldn't remember if Alex was one of the guys she is dating back then, but apparently he is. Now she is his wife, mother of their cute daughter Alice and... This is book number 8 in the I heart series. I've read the first part three years ago, where Angela is just coming to New York and meeting Jenny Lopez for the first time. I couldn't remember if Alex was one of the guys she is dating back then, but apparently he is. Now she is his wife, mother of their cute daughter Alice and about to re-start her career as a journalist. Altogether they are living a rather posh life that reminded me of the Sex and the City girls. Add to that a certain clumsiness of Angela (crushing three phones in like 2 weeks time!!) and her stunning ability to invite trouble at every possibility that somehow reminded me a bit of shopaholic Rebecca Bloomwood. I liked the parts of the book that took place in New York (and also the tiny bit in the UK), but the middle part about their trip to Hawaii was just weird from beginning to end. The whole set-up was unrealistic (why Angela is going there in the first place, what they are doing there to spend the time...), and full of ridiculous slapstick moments that made me rather cringe than laugh out loud. And apart from Angela, no one was characterized in a way so that I could really picture her or him. They were only names to me, sometimes along with a profession like actor or best girlfriend from childhood. True, there are 6 books in between that I haven't read, and maybe they are described in there meticulously so that the knowledgable reader knows them already. Still, for me they stayed flat. That being said, I would still be curious to try previous books from the series. Even more so since I already have 5 more of them already. After all, they are cute and Angela is a likable character.
I Heart Hawaii
When Angela Clark's best friend Jenny invites her to join a press trip to Hawaii, three days of sun, sea and sleep sounds like the perfect antidote to her crazed life.
At work in New York, she's supposed to be the face of Having It All. But the only thing Angela feels she excels at is hiding in the printer cupboard, eating Mini Cheddars and watching Netflix on her phone and if this is living the dream, she's more than ready to wake up.
A few days away with Jenny sounds like exactly what she needs but Angela's talent for getting into a scrape guarantees nothing goes to plan - and not even the most beautiful beaches, blue skies and daiquiris will get her off the hook...