"Holly's Inbox: Scandal In the City" Review
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
"Holly's Inbox: Scandal In the City"
by Holly Denham
Source: sent by Sourcebooks in exchange for honest review
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Holly doesn't have the job her parents expect her to have, she's a receptionist. Her love life is chugging along slowly with her boyfriend, Toby. She has a few office nemeses, but her friendships with Jason and Aisha keep her afloat. When she unexpectedly gets a promotion, even more backstabbing starts. And the worst thing is that Toby hasn't even noticed she has a new job!
The format of the book, being entirely told through emails, made the 525 pages fly by! I wouldn't have thought that a book with a so-called gimmick would be so emotional! I really think that instead of being gimmicky, the author used the format to cut right to the chase, no beating around the bush. You could tell how cold Toby was sometimes by his short, uninterested emails. You could feel the platonic love between Holly and her best friend, Jason. When Toby and Holly had troubled times, it was absolutely heartbreaking and so real to read her emails begging for him not to leave.
The first part of the book is mostly fun and light, then the real scandals come out and the book becomes totally unpredictable!
Main Characters: 4/5
Supporting Characters: 4/5
Bottom Line:This is such a fun read, the interesting concept makes it unique. It's definitely women's fiction with a lot of heart.
Posted by Carrie at In the Hammock Blog at 5:22 PM