Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Book Review: PERFECT GIRL BY MICHELE GORMAN


My Thoughts on this witty fun revenge tale ......

PERFECT GIRL
BY
MICHELE GORMAN


Published:  14 October 2014
Publisher:  Notting Hill Press









Cinderella meets Falling Down in this wickedly funny tale about having it all

Carol is perfect… at least that’s what everyone thinks. In reality she’s sinking fast – her family treats her like their personal assistant and her boyfriend is so busy with work that he’s got her single-handedly running their relationship. Not that her job is any easier. As the only woman on the bank’s trading floor she spends twelve-hour days trying not to get sworn at or felt up by colleagues who put the "W" in banker.

How long can she go on pleasing everyone else before she snaps and loses it all?

With humour and empathy, Perfect Girl lays bare the balancing act that working women face in a man's world

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Perfect Girl has an intriguing start where Carol is being put into a police car ....... then we go back six months to discover how and why.

Carol is 26, has never done anything naughty in her life and is proud of that fact!  She tries to be perfect and please everyone because she believes her family count on her and, besides, she loves doing things for them.  What's so wrong with that?

The problem is that Carol can't see that her sister is expecting her to make all the plans for her forthcoming wedding saying "There are a million things to take care of but I know we can rely on you completely Carol", a boyfriend that is too busy, too tired, too stressed to make any plans for anything.  Not to mention a boss who is not only a perv but a bully who belittles her at every opportunity, even though she's spent a year making a program that will make the bank millions of pounds......and he takes all the credit for it!

Carol is lovely, it's difficult to dislike her but I found myself shouting at her telling her to stick up for herself and that she should be mad as hell for being treated as a doormat by everyone.  She has become a master at stamping down her emotions at work, if they can't see them, they can't use them against her she reasons.

Then when something disastrous happens at work Carol's world is turned upside down and she's forced to re-evaluate her whole life, with surprising results!

I enjoyed reading this story, with annoying characters, memorable characters, funny moments, a little romance, though it had far too much detail about the bank's program, most of which went over my head ..... but most of all I enjoyed it because Carol Colbert HAD THE SAME FULL NAME AS ME!  And it was fun to keep seeing my name in print!

I received an ebook copy from the publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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HAVE YOU EVER SEEN YOUR NAME IN PRINT?
WAS IT A FUN SURPRISE?
OR WAS IT A SHOCK?


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