Book Reviews of The Little Lady Agency (Little Lady Agency, Bk 1)

The Little Lady Agency (Little Lady Agency, Bk 1)
The Little Lady Agency - Little Lady Agency, Bk 1
Author: Hester Browne
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ISBN-13: 9781416527268
ISBN-10: 1416527265
Publication Date: 9/5/2006
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 162 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Little Lady Agency (Little Lady Agency, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
A fun read... great characters and the twist you think is coming, doesn't. The characters twist a a different direction.

If you enjoy the Shopaholic series, you'll enjoy this as well.
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Helpful Score: 6
I LOVED this story! It is chick lit/romance, but it is so sumptuous to read. Fabulous clothes, lingerie, evenings out and a crazy wedding. Browne is a genius with words, at least, in making books delicious to read, by her excellent word choice.
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Helpful Score: 5
This is a chocolate bonbon of a book. A naive but fun protagonist, lots of brand-name dropping, clothes, romance, good friends, hilariously disfunctional family . . .it's just fun.
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Helpful Score: 5
First book that I have read from this author and although it is long (480 pages), it is well worth the read. Melissa is what we call an administrative assistant who gets laid off (or "sacked" in the U.K.) who decides to start her own agency offering assistance to men who need help with organizing their lives up to and including being a date. Not an escort, mind you. Her business name is Honey and Honey is everything Melissa is not. The two function well until Honey/Melissa falls in love. Light romance, lots of great character development. I will read the other books in this series since I liked this one so much.
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Helpful Score: 3
I have never read from this author before, but I will be following her more closely. I have already started on the 2nd book of this series, "Little Lady, Big Apple". Hester Browne writes in a fun and whimsical manner. Overall, this book was a great read!
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Helpful Score: 3
When I purchased this book I was only slightly interested, I just needed something to read on a rather long car trip. Less than 20 minutes into it, I was no longer paying attention to anyone else in the car and breezed through this book in only a couple of days.

A great read for any Brit Chick Lit fans!
reviewed The Little Lady Agency (Little Lady Agency, Bk 1) on + 31 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Five stars for chick lit. The best in this genre that I've reaad in a while.
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Helpful Score: 2
Mistaken identity and love are great partners and this book is a prime example. Written with a great narrative.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a great - very cute book! good vacation read
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Helpful Score: 1
I LOVE these books. They are fun and witty. The characters are lovable. Nelson is great. They are a fast read and the concept of a little lady agency is just great. I am glad she wrote more than one book for this series
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Helpful Score: 1
I really liked this book and I'm not a chick lit reader normally but I do want to read the next book, "Little Lady, Big Apple."
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Helpful Score: 1
What a fun book and an inspriration to those of us looking for our niche in the career world.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed reading this book. Clever plot twists keep it from becoming a "girl from right side of tracks falls into prostitution" story. The characters are likable and it is a funny read!
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Helpful Score: 1
Cute! It got a little tedious around the middle, but by the end I was hooked again.
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Helpful Score: 1
The first chapter tells pretty much everything there is to know about Melissa Romney-Jones aka Honey. Graduated from art school Melissa's a reliable, sensible, shy, insecure person, failing at her jobs. She's a domestic goddess, the nice girl next door always looking on the bright side.
Then there ist her other side, Honey. A blond whigged whirlwind in silmk stockings, married 15 times with over fity men she'd dated.
That´s what the book is about.

Melissa lost her job at an estate agency and receives a business card of a former teacher who's running a "temping agency" which pretty fast emerges to be an upmarket escort agency. After the second date ends with a punch into the males face an idea is born: The Little Lady Agency.
You need a girlfriend to present at your company's festivities, a woman pretending to be your wife ? Someone to organize a party or your life ? A personal makeover ? All is available at The Little Lady Agency. Everything except Sex.

When Melissa's or better Honey's business begins to run she goes disguised to a party arranged by her former employee. There she meets Jonathan Riley, the American new managing director from New York. Not thinking much he gives him his business card and the next day he calls her for help and an absolutely, predictable story unfolds not spearing the reader an easy happy missing some twist and turns.

This was my very first excursion into the chick lit genre. If it weren´t for someone else I probably would have never read the book and it feels like expected: Lots of chocolate, lots of inseurity on the female side, lots of corniness.
However, Hester Browne created a very likeable, sweet character in Melissa and her two friends. She stays a bit on the surface of the british etiquette and I so wished she would have gone deeper into this but as for the American character in the book she might have loosened the etiquette.
I'm unsure if a chick lit has to be funny, as for that, I didn't find anything funny. The book´s probably good in the chick lit genre but but for me, the mystery-thriller freak it's just too much above the surface.
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Helpful Score: 1
I did not finish this book. Thought it was too wordy, not funny and decided to just skim and read the end.
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Helpful Score: 1
Melissa Romney-Jones is underappreciated in her time. She has amazing organization skills that are exceptionally underutilized in her job, and this fact is confirmed when she is fired out of the blue. Not that it comes to a huge surprise for Melissa. After all, shes pretty used to being fired by now.

The firing however comes at a very bad time for her. Melissas sister is getting married and Melissa had a goal of being able to pay off her debt to her overbearing, nasty father by that time, and now with no job that prospect is looking pretty grim.

After meeting an old school chum at a bar by chance, Melissa has a job prospect but quickly realizes it is not what she expected. Realizing that she could do this job much better than her school chum and in a lessillegal way, she decides to take the plunge and opens her own business, The Little Lady Agency. She only had to sell her car, buy a wig, pretend to be someone shes not, and fall head over heels for one of her clientsmaybe her skills as an organizer are limited after all. Melissa soon finds out that while shes genius at organizing others lives shes not so great at organizing her own.

The Little Lady Agency sounded intriguing from the back cover, so I decided to give it a shot. I have to say I wasimpressed with Brownes writing style. While I liked the main character Melissa very much, there were times when I just wanted to slap her and scream: get with it sister! For someone who is so organized and well-meaning Melissa is naïve, over-trusting, and exceptionally simplistic at times. As much as Little Lady Agency was about Melissa finding love, it was as much about learning a life lesson, that she has control over her own future.

Overall, I found Brownes characters exceptionally deep for chicklit, and I cannot wait to read the sequel to find out what happens to Melissa, Jonathan, and The Little Lady Agency.
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Helpful Score: 1
Bleh. No great ending. The main character was rather spineless, and the author doesn't seem to want to give her a backbone, even at the finish. Then it turns out that the happy ending you think there may be at the end, is disrupted in the next book. I see others liked this more, but I found it not that funny, steamy or worth it to read the next one.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was a intersting read that held my interest to the very end.
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Helpful Score: 1
Love this author!!! After I read this book I had to continue with the rest of the series! Great book, funny.
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Helpful Score: 1
very cute, enjoyed the book, quick read
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I loved this! Written with a great sense of adventure and humor. I like that it's a series and I've already ordered book 2, can't wait to get it. I love Brit Chic Lit and this is right up my alley.
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Fun and interesting read...creative storyline.
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It's a new english author and this book is so much fun... could be another Bridget Jones in the making.
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This was a fun read and very British. I had to look up several words to see what they referred to. But the story is fun with starting with Melissa getting sacked at her job as a redundancy when another company takes over the estate agency. And how she tries and succeeds at her own agency and find romance and validation at Honey. But her family is terribly mean to her and she triumphs over all the slights in the end.
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I gave this book a try, being sure that I wasn't going to like it. I wound up reading it in one sitting. Very enjoyable chick lit novel, and a cute story.
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This book was really cute and a easy read.
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Hilarious and warmhearted, this book is deliciously addictive. Romantic comedy, Melissa romey-Jones gets fired (again) she she decides to market her impeccable docial skills to single men. She puts on a blonde wig and becomes 'honey' a no nonsense bombshell who helps clueless bachelors shop, entertain, and navigate social minefields, she even attends parties if the clinet needs a 'date'.
You'll love this book and may stay up until 2 am reading it!
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Not one of my favorites. I think I read it too soon after the Shopaholic series. It didn't have enough to keep me interested. It seemed a pale comparison to Sophie K's books.
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Great book! Read it in 2 days, couldn't put it down
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Great book
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Enjoyable Brit Chick Lit. Great for a beach read.
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This is a really cute book!
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This is a lighthearted read, great book for vacation. I really enjoyed it
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Fun tale of a young woman in London who "goes from doormat to diva" via a super-organizing, ultra-flirtacious alter ego after losing yet another job to a rival better at blowing her own horn.
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When Melissa is laid off from her job, she starts a unique business of her own.
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Hester Browne has a style of writing that remindsme of Sophie Kinsella or Jennifer Crusie. She writes with wit and charm.
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Very, Very silly. Very, very quick read. Definitely something to scan while waiting to see the dentist
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light-hearted fun chick novel