Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Buying In

Laura Hemphill's novel Buying In gave me a dose of nostalgia - reminding me of one of my favorite chick lit stories, The Devil Wears Prada.  While The Devil Wears Prada centers around the fashion industry, Buying In focuses on Wall Street.  

Sophie Landgraf is new to New York City, but although she would love to experience life in the Big Apple, she spends most of her time at work.  Her relationship with her boyfriend, Will is suffering.  And Sophie has only made one friend at work - the only other female in her department.  

Sophie has escaped her small town upbringing, making more money than her father could imagine.  Her best friend, Kim, is still back home, a single mother to a young son, Bryce.  Although Sophie loves her father and friend, she views their lifestyle as somewhat inferior to her big city ways.  

Life on "the Street" is ruthless, which Sophie learns the hard way.  Yet, despite all its challenges, it is a life that Sophie loves.  

This was a fun chick lit novel, reminiscent of The Devil Wears Prada.  The ending took me a bit by surprise, yet worked well.  And Sophie, despite her obsession with her career, is still a likeable character, even though I did wish from time to time that she make different decisions.

A fast, fun read.

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