BOND GIRL by ERIN DUFFY.
While her friends were dreaming about becoming doctors and lawyers, Alex Garrett set her mind on conquering the high-powered world of Wall Street. But life in bond sales isn't quite what she'd expected .......
Will she kick off the Jimmy Choos and run for higher ground, or stick it out with some of the most hilarious and loyal guys she's ever met?
......... Outer back cover.
FIRST SENTENCE (Prologue): I am too old for this.
MEMORABLE MOMENT (Page 179): "Ninety-three thousand dollars." He snapped his fingers. "Gone. Just like that. ........"
MY THOUGHTS: Hmm, 'The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street in Bond Girl'?
Oh dear, I didn't enjoy the film and I certainly don't know anything about the finance industry, was I going to regret reading and reviewing this book?
Phew! Happily not. A enjoyable enough read, what I'd class as a good holiday/waiting room read, I quickly found myself engrossed in the world of Alex 'Girlie' Garrett the new girl at Cromwell Pierce, one of Wall Street's main brokerage firms.
As for Alex, young, eager to please and somewhat naive, as one of only a handful of women mentioned, I found it interesting to see how the author compared her with the older, bitter and very cynical Kate/Cruella thus leading to the question was Kate always like this OR had the industry slowly hardened her?
NB The publication date for Bond Girl is the 5th of July 2012, however you are able to pre-book it on Amazon now.