I liked this book because even though it was classic chic lit, it diverted from some of the cliche's. Don't get me wrong, there are still a lot of them in there, but there were a few different story lines going on and everything wasn't always as predictable as expected which was really nice. I still never fell in love with the main character (she seemed to just let life happen TO her) but it was a fun fluff read.
In the spirit of the Devil Wears Prada, but where the "bosses" are more lovable (if still pretty crazy and demanding). I could not put this book down, as the storyline surprised me at various turns and I liked the main character enough that I wanted to see how things turned out for her. One of those books that I was happy to spend the $$ to buy hardback. It was recommended to me by someone who prowls the NYTimes Sunday book section for current reads, and she was right. Great beach reading, the advertisement promised-- and it was half right. The other half is that it's great reading anytime.
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A fun, quick, enjoyable read!
This is the second book about Lizzie Miller, assistant to a Hollywood power agent, and her adventures in Tinsel Town and beyond. I liked this book even better than "The Second Assistant" and I'm hoping for a third installment in this series.
This is the sequel to "The Second Assistant" and there isn't much to write home about. It is a nice average chick lit book; fast paced and very light reading. It has some of the same humor that I really liked in "The Second Assistant" but it wasn't as memorable. Not a must read, but enjoyable.
I should have stopped after reading the first book, "The Second Assistant". This book just wasn't as good or as believable. I still liked reading it, because I had grown to like the characters, but it wasn't as well done. Still, there's no way I could not NOT read this book, having read the first one, and feeling like there was more to the story. If there was (is there?) a third book in this series, I'd probably read it too, even though I found this one a disappointment compared to the first one.