#BookReview: Owning It by Leah Marie Brown

owningitSummary:

The chance of a lifetime . . . or just another bad decision?

Delaney Lavender Brooks needs to grow up. At least, according to her parents. After getting evicted from her apartment and wrecking her car, Laney is almost ready to trade in her paintbrushes and surrender to a more sensible 9-to-5 existence. Almost. Until she’s awarded an internship at a prestigious art gallery in Paris. What else can the free-spirited artist do but follow her dreams? Even if her latest attempt at chasing rainbows might cost her a real future . . .

Once in the city of lights, Laney is almost undone by the glaring truth: maybe she isn’t sophisticated or talented enough to make it as an artist—or an independent woman, for that matter. And when she’s hotly pursued by a seductive Frenchman, she has to wonder if she’s about to be a fool for love, too. Soon Laney’s greatest challenge is not proving herself to her parents, but having the courage to live the life—and love—of her dreams . . .

Review:

Owning It was a fast-paced chick lit read that had me smiling while imagining myself in Paris. I thought the beginning was such a funny way to start the book, and it captured my attention immediately. When Laney got to Paris I was still definitely engaged in the story, but I didn’t quite feel the connection between Laney and her romantic interest. I did enjoy meeting the secondary cast, especially Rigby, and the interesting scenarios Laney always managed to find her in.  I wish I would have felt more between Laney and Gabriel but still a fun read.

4 stars

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