Erin Duffy's The Bond Girl isn't due out until January, but thanks to Amazon Vine I had the pleasure of curling up with this fabulous chick-lit novel this weekend. Even from the first pages Duffy's Bond Girl reminded me of The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger, a chick lit novel chronicling one 20-something's experience in the magazine industry.
Alex graduates from college and then achieves her childhood dream of finding a job on Wall Street. While her job seems to have little to do with finance at first, and more to do with making sure her company's workers have lunch delivered to them on time, Alex spends all waking hours at the office trying to learn the tricks of the trade. There are few women to befriend her, but eventually Alex does make a few guy friends, although she wouldn't mind dating one in particular. And after showing her dedication to her job, she is finally given her own desk - as opposed to the folding chair she has been sitting on for the first several months. Her boss, Chick, seems to look out for her in a fatherly way, keeping her out of Rick, the slimeball's(and big client) clutches. And then 2008 happens. Working on Wall Street isn't so fun anymore, and Alex is confronted with several challenges both personally and professionally.
Bond Girl was a great read- impossible for me to put down. I don't read a lot of chick lit anymore, but Duffy's novel is every bit as good as The Devil Wears Prada and is sure to be a worthy addition to the chick lit genre.