This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Party Girl by Rachel Hollis
Published by Lake Union Publishing on December 9, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Women, Family & Relationships, Romance
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Landon Brinkley’s dreams are all coming true. She’s landed an internship with the fabulous Selah Smith, event planner for the Hollywood elite, taking her from small-town Texas to the bright lights of LA. Landon soon finds herself in a world in which spending a million dollars on an event—even a child’s birthday party—is de rigueur and the whims of celebrity clients are life-and-death matters. At first, the thrill of working on A-list parties and celebrity weddings is enough to get Landon through the seventy-five-hour workweeks and endless abuse at the hands of her mercurial boss. But when the reality of the business reveals itself, she’s forced to make a choice: do whatever it takes to get ahead, or stay true to herself.
Drawing on the author’s real-life experiences as an event planner to the stars, Party Girl takes readers on an adventure among Hollywood’s most beautiful—and most outrageous—people, revealing the ugly side of Hollywood’s prettiest parties.
Landon is so excited. She just moved from Texas to L.A. and has landed the perfect job and found a great apartment. So who cares that the job is an unpaid internship and her roommate, Max, is permanently surly, she’s living her dream. But she soon realizes that dreams can become nightmares and she may not be able to wake up from this one.
I read the second book in this series first (Sweet Girl) and loved it, so naturally I had to read the first. Landon is the complete opposite of Max so I was a little worried I would not enjoy this one as much, as I heart Max. But fear not, Landon held her own. Great characters and world building are very important to me, and Rachel Hollis is an architect. Even though I already knew what the ending would be I was happily surprised by the journey there. Landon could have been a cartoonish leading lady with her endless optimism, but she was so well fleshed out you couldn’t help but love her. A quick fun read with heart, that’s a step above regular chick lit. Now I can only hope the third book in the series comes out quickly.