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La Ragazza Fuori Ufficio (2012)

by Nicola Doherty(Favorite Author)
3.69 of 5 Votes: 2
8804614889 (ISBN13: 9788804614883)
review 1: All in all, this wasn't a bad read. It's very typical of the genre in that it was quite obvious who Alice was going to end up with. It's just the way in which the author gets there.This particular journey was well written with characters that made me like (or dislike) them. My particular favourite character was Poppy. Every girl needs a friend like her.The character of Luther made me think about celebrities and the obsession fans have of them. We put these people up on very high pedestals which many struggle to balance on. It's not very often they can live up to the perfection that fans paint them in.If you have a spare day or two, I'd recommend giving this a go just for the escape.
review 2: Rating : 5/5From London to Italy with love...Alice Roberts is ha
... moreving a rubbish summer.She's terrified of her boss, her career is stalling, and she's just been dumped - by text message. But things are about to change...When her boss Olivia is taken ill, Alice is sent on the work trip of a lifetime: to a villa in Sicily, to edit the autobiography of Hollywood bad boy Luther Carson. But it's not all yachts, nightclubs and Camparis. Luther's arrogant agent Sam wants him to ditch the book. Luther himself is gorgeous, charming and impossible to read. There only seems to be one way to get his attention, and it definitely involves mixing business with pleasure. Alice is out of the office, and into deep trouble... I was over the moon when Nicola Doherty agreed to send me a copy of her delightful debut novel, The Out of Office Girl. Luckily, when it arrived in my post last week, I just polished off Lucy in the Sky and I started on it immediately. I can tell you this - I finished it in 3 days. Well, more of less. I found it really fun and it was a fabulous summer read!The Out of Office Girl is about Alice Roberts, an editorial assistant to Olivia, who was so lovable, I warmed up to her immediately. Strangely, in a good way, she reminded me of Lindsey Kelk's Angela Clark of the I Heart series and the famous Becky Bloomwood. She was a heroine I would love to be friends with, she was humble, friendly and down-to-earth. Anyway, Alice gets the chance to represent her publishing house, and fly to Sicily to "pressure" the famous bad boy film star, Luther Carson, to finish his autobiography. But nothing ever goes according to plan, right? The book was such a pleasure to read, mainly because through Alice's eye - the book was written in Alice's perspective - Luther was literally a sex god who has taken form of a Hollywood Adonis, who was a catch to read about. Well, nobody's perfect, so expect some plans gone awry in the plot, which makes the book more interesting!Sadly, most celebrities are not all how they seem. As the saying goes, "All that glitters isn't gold". So Luther was all handsome and charming, because he's a Hollywood star, it was really relatable when Alice was a bit starstruck by him. But he wasn't really honest at first, but as the book progresses, he finally opened up to Alice so talk about character progression! Aside from Luther, the other guy in the story was Sam, Luther's agent who was literally digging into my skin, as he was such an arrogant character. He was curt and unfriendly towards Alice but after a while, he was actually a good friend to Alice. Well, not that I intend to ruin it for you, but the book was a bit predictable but there were a few elements of surprise. Blokes aside, I really liked Marisa, the wife of one of Luther's friends in Sicily. She was the Jenny Lopez (Angela Clark's BFF) to Alice Roberts. She was so easy to like, a very friendly character to read about, in contrast to another female counterpart in the book.I liked the flow of the book as it was very well-plotted. The entire book had about 311 pages, but the book was fun-filled and very addictive. Nicola's writing style was very easy to read, the perfect summer/beach read. I don't know about other readers, but I love books with a bit of fluff, which is light and very comfortable to pick up the plot. The setting of the book was perfect. Seriously, it was. Italian summer. The villa by the beach. The party on the yacht. Nicola described the Italian setting very well. So precisely written that I had to yearn myself from packing my luggage to a non-existent holiday in the Mediterranean.All in all, I loved this delightful, light and fabulous rom-com about a girl pursuing her passion and what she wants in life - especially the romantic parts! - as it was really addictive. It was fun and delicious and light as a little macaron! Okay, bad simile. No one relates books to food, I'm such a tit, but I actually loved it. Look out, people. Nicola Doherty is a writer to look out for. The Out Of Office Girl could match up to Sophie Kinsella's. Just give her a little time. She'll be big! Follow the lovely Nicola on Twitter (@nicoladoherty_). less
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A nice novel about what can happen in only two weeks. I enjoyed reading it.
For any woman who feels the need to escape into a well-written romance ...
Very fab summer read! :) Amazing debut novel! :)
Great and easy read. Finished it too quickly! :)
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