Rosie Nixon comes to the blog today with the second in her Amber Green series, our stylist with an ability to find herself in the most unusual situations while styling those around her in
The Stylist Takes Manhattan
Amber and her newly acquired boyfriend Rob have been ticking along nicely – and her job designing windows for a well-known store is fulfilling – but she still has nightmares from her last experience. Amber isn’t the usual type of person, a bit quirky with an encyclopedic knowledge of designers and fashion – things that are less impressive to her parents than marriage and 2.5 kids would be, But Rob’s been offered an opportunity to document a famous lingerie line’s new show, and do a sort of ‘lead up to fashion week’ television show, and Amber is feeling every inch of her “less than lingerie model-esque’ figure. And, for some reason, the relationship she thought was ticking forward well doesn’t seem to feel the same for him.
But, offered an opportunity to go along to New York, perhaps work on her own styling portfolio, and, of course, get closer to Rob – how can she resist. And like we’ve learned about Amber, it’s not long before her ‘making a statement with her clothes’ brings not only inappropriate choices for weather, but notice (and a snap judgment) about someone who will soon be very important to her. A few connections and phone calls, a visit from her best friend Vicky that just adds to the chaos and hijinks, and finally, a show-stopping substitution of a model who brings down the house after sabotage is attempted – and the story has a solid mix of laugh-out-loud ridiculous moments, some true tests to friendships and other relationships, and plenty of “heart in the right place’ moments for Amber that shines through, even with the craziness.
This book can be read as a standalone – as even the few references to events from the first book are explained briefly, and most have only momentary bearing on this story. Plenty of new experiences, moments and sights to be explored through Amber’s eyes, as well as some pretty funny moments of wholly inappropriate dancing and conversations captured on tape, and a whole station full of firefighters who are, perhaps now, a bit less anxious to make the British Girl feel so welcomed.
Title: The Stylist Takes Manhattan
Author: Rosie Nixon
Series: Amber Green #2
Also in this series: The Stylist
Genre: Comedic Elements, Contemporary Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Woman's Fiction, Friendship, Humor elements, Mystery Elements, Romantic Elements, Second Chance, Setting: American
Published by: William Morrow
Published on: 3 September, 2019
Source: Publisher Via Edelweiss
Audio Length: 10 Hours: 56 minutes
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Novice stylist Amber Green is taking on the glittering celebrity world of Manhattan one fashion disaster and wardrobe malfunction at a time!
When her TV producer boyfriend Rob announces that he’s been offered a job in New York, filming with the infamous Angel Wear lingerie models, Amber knows its her perfect chance to take the New York fashion world by storm.
But Amber wasn’t counting on unruly toddler photo shoots, clandestine designer handbag scams and a Hollywood star who is determined to wear as little as possible on the red carpet. Until she meets a disgraced former designer who could turn her career around…or leave it all in tatters.
Fun, adventure, glamour and high-fashion make this is the perfect feel good women’s fiction read.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher Via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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