Friday, August 11, 2017

REVIEW: "Best Friend For Hire" by Mary Carlomango

From the Publisher's Website:

Jersey Girl Jessie DeSalvo has her dream job at one of New York’s top publishing companies. After ten years of hard work the day of her big promotion has arrived. Unfortunately, her company has other ideas. Instead of a corner office, Jessie is handed her pink slip.
Left with little more than her cell phone and an unusable contact list, Jessie retreats to less-than-fashionable Hoboken, New Jersey, to figure out her life—and deal with the attentions of her loving but inquisitive Italian-American family. Then she accidentally stumbles into a career as a professional best friend—by helping friends and strangers straighten out whatever is wrong with their lives. Her jobs include planning the New Jersey wedding of the year and saving a bankrupt rock club in town. Soon, things get complicated when she falls in love with the club manager—and promises an appearance by Bruce Springsteen.
In the end, Jessie realizes that not even “The Boss” can make things right—and that she needs to become her own best friend to be truly happy.

My Review:

If you're looking for a light and entertaining book to read on the beach or poolside this summer, look no further! Best Friend For Hire is the story of spunky Jessie DeSalvo, a woman who loses her job instead of getting the promotion that she was working towards. She retreats to her childhood town in order to figure out what her next move should be and accidentally becomes a best friend for hire! I loved the character of Jessie, and since I read this book right before I actually lost my own job, I could relate to her in so many ways! I also loved her larger-than-life Italian-American family. The scenes with them in it were definitely among my favourites.

An uplifting, funny story about finding oneself among the chaos, this was exactly the fun yet thoughtful read that I was looking to immerse myself in this summer. If you're a fan of women's fiction and humour, don't wait- pick up Best Friend For Hire right away!