The Stylist by Rosie Nixon

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Published by Mira UK, 11 Feb 2016, 384 pages, £7.99

Quick Description: Light, fashion comedy.

Steam?: none

Plot: When fashion boutique worker Amber Green is mistakenly offered a job as assistant to infamous, jet-setting ‘stylist to the stars’ Mona Armstrong, she hits the ground running, helping to style some of Hollywood’s hottest (and craziest) starlets. As awards season spins into action Mona is in hot demand and Amber’s life turned upside down. Suddenly she catching the attention of two very different suitors, TV producer Rob and Hollywood bad boy rising star Liam. How will Amber keep her head? And what the hell will everyone wear? The Stylist is a fast-paced, fun-packed rummage through the ultimate dressing up box.

This book is just fun. Its enjoyable, light and incredibly funny at times. It offered a nice distraction travelling to work in the mornings when the cold was clinging onto my eye-lashes. There must be an easier way to read with gloves on? When I read the plot and looked at the page count, I wondered how much there is to fill. But there wasn’t a moment where I felt like I was reading filler paragraphs. The books is very fast paced and has plenty of interesting personalities that are exploding with craziness. There is always something to be entertained by. The plot is constantly moving onto the next crisis involving A-listers and dresses that poor Amber is thrust into the middle of. We start off at the Golden Globes, to the BAFTAs, to the Oscars and wind up at the biggest celebrity wedding of the year.

There is a sense of mystery which creeps in with Mona Armstrong, threatening to strip away the glamorous lifestyle. There is also an unattainable love interest which adds another level of intrigue. But on the whole, the focus is one woman’s determination to survive in this cut throat industry where everyone and everything seems bonkers. You do have to like fashion to enjoy this. If only we could see the ultimate eye-candy haul Amber is swimming through. I wasn’t really sure how it was going to end, because by the middle of the read your thinking anything could happen really, but I think it had a neat finish. I suppose I would have wanted something a little more explosive. Anyway, its cute, care-free and feel-good.

Many thanks to Cara Thompson from Mira for my copy xxx

#tangotime #pinky

@Rosie_Nixon

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