#BookReview: Best Friend For Hire by Mary Carlomagno

best friend for hireSummary

Jersey Girl Jessie DeSalvo has her dream job at one of New York’s top publishing companies. After ten years of hard work the day of her big promotion has arrived. Unfortunately, her company has other ideas. Instead of a corner office, Jessie is handed her pink slip.

Left with little more than her cell phone and an unusable contact list, Jessie retreats to less-than-fashionable Hoboken, New Jersey, to figure out her life—and deal with the attentions of her loving but inquisitive Italian-American family. Then she accidentally stumbles into a career as a professional best friend—by helping friends and strangers straighten out whatever is wrong with their lives. Her jobs include planning the New Jersey wedding of the year and saving a bankrupt rock club in town. Soon, things get complicated when she falls in love with the club manager—and promises an appearance by Bruce Springsteen.

In the end, Jessie realizes that not even “The Boss” can make things right—and that she needs to become her own best friend to be truly happy.

My Review

Well shoot. I always get excited to start a new book when I think it’s going to be the perfect fit for me, and can’t help but feel disappointed when I don’t love it as much as I thought I would. Best Friend For Hire fell into that category, and try as I might, I just could not get invested in the story. My thoughts would wander while reading and I would find myself in a chapter without knowing what I read previously and I ended up speed reading throughout the majority of this one. I loved the premise and the cover was great, but I could not connect at all.

2 stars

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