Friday, 10 October 2014

Blog Tour! Review of Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista by Aven Ellis

The bit on the back…

Recent college graduate Avery Andrews is ready to begin a new life in the big city. She’s landed an apartment in Chicago’s famed Lincoln Park neighborhood–and has her eye on the cute commodity trader just a floor above.

If Premier Airlines knew about her fear of flying, they never would have hired her to be their marketing assistant—but it’s not like Avery wants a lifelong career. Right now she simply wants a job to pay her bills . . . and fund a few little shopping excursions, too.

Her new lifestyle comes with a price tag, as Avery is not only faced with paying a ridiculous rent but finds she’s perceived as one of the vacant, husband-hunting fashionistas who live in the area. Avery resents this stereotype. So she doesn’t want a lifelong career, and she loves fashions she can’t afford, but that doesn’t mean she is empty-headed and spoiled, does it?

When an opportunity to participate in a documentary at work arises, Avery finds a two-fold solution to her problems. She’ll earn extra money for it, and the documentary will show her as a serious career woman, enabling her to shed that husband-hunting fashionista label for good.

When the camera is on, Avery attempts to be a motivated professional woman. But when she is challenged by Deacon Ryan, the videographer assigned to cover her story, Avery finds herself wanting things she was never supposed to want—like a lasting career—and Deacon. And Avery might just gain more from the experience than a perfect career image and extra cash to put in her Tory Burch wallet . . .

Firstly a massive thank you to Aven Ellis for sending me a copy of her new novel to review! I’ve been fortunate enough to read her first two novel’s Connectivity and Waiting for Prince Harry and have been eagerly awaiting book number 3!

This is the story of Avery Andrews. Avery has an avid interest in fashion, ultimately hoping to make a career out of it one day but when her stop gap job turns up trumps with the chance to appear on a documentary TV show filmed by Deke Ryan.

Ok, so I think this might be my favourite so far, and I loved Aven’s first two books! A bold statement to make but let me tell you why!

I instantly liked Avery’s character. I loved how she was budgeting her funds to afford gorgeous pieces to add to her wardrobe collection and how she was making the best of her temporary situation at the airline where she works and I really loved the part of the city where she stayed and seeing it through her eyes. I think she’s really likable and the perfect main character for the chick-lit/romance genre. The story is all told from Avery’s point of view and there just feels like there is a lot of fun injected into the narrative that runs throughout the story. Avery kind of looked like a version of Aven herself but with long hair – I love that they both love fashion!

I really enjoyed the story line – being filmed for the documentary – and how this pretty much changed Avery’s outlook on her life. I thought the story line was different to anything I had read before and this kept me hooked to the very end. I read the book quite quickly as I found it hard to put it down and I really just love Aven’s writing.

Deke Ryan, Aven’s videographer was a total test of Avery’s character in every single way. He’s gorgeous, muscular and a bit of a flirt with a sensitive and intelligent head on his shoulders. I love how he turned out to be quite different from the first impression that Avery had of him and how he was able to prove her wrong about his character.

I think this is perfect for readers who are fans of Aven’s already but I really think fans of Sophie Kinsella and Kate Harrison will also really enjoy it!

1 comment:

  1. What a fab review! Thanks for being part of the tour. x


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