Title: Fashionably Late
Author: Beth Kendrick
Date: January 2006
Becca Davis has always played it safe –denying her passion for fashion design in a dead-end job and letting her pragmatic boyfriend make the tough decisions in life. Becca realizes that she’s running out of time to turn her life around. Terrified but determined, Becca breaks off her engagement, moves in with her sister in Los Angeles, and prepares to take the fashion world by storm. With her design business taking off and her family starting to fall apart, she’s about to learn the timeless lesson of all: Love and fashion wait for no woman.
Review: I hadn’t read any of Beth Kendrick’s books before, but this one was bought upon the urging of my ‘fashionista’ daughter. After reading this book, I thanked my daughter for suggesting it, though I know her reason was because the story was about fashion.
Becca’s character always hid in the background, shadowed behind her sisters, an actress and psychologist. When she takes a stand and moves to Los Angeles to stay with her self-absorbed sister, the excitement begins. Their scenes together are enjoyable and compassionate. A romance isn’t the high-point of this story, but there is a hero who comes to Becca’s rescue and their one-line come-ons will make you laugh out loud. When Becca signs a contract without having a lawyer read it, the end result is guessed by the reader before it happens.
Between The Pages of this story you’ll find humour, drama, emotion, and sharp characters...all the elements of a great chick lit novel. 4/5 stars
Additional Note: On my TBR (to be read) shelf - My Favorite Mistake and The Pre-Nup by Beth Kendrick. Reviews coming soon!