Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation on June 7th 2016
Series: It Girls #3
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance, Chick Lit, Romantic Comedy
Source: eARC from Publisher
Falling in love is always in fashion….
With her trust fund and coveted job at Christian Dior, Fanny Moreau believes she has it all. But when her best friend finds a fulfilling new career abroad—and a dreamy relationship with a great guy, Fanny’s fabulous life suddenly feels empty. Inspired to find her true purpose, she trades her cushy lifestyle in San Francisco for an adventure in the Alaskan wilderness.
Everyone thinks Fanny has gone off the deep end. What’s a girl with a Ph.D in Prada doing teaching in an Inuit village? Even Fanny is wondering, especially when she comes face to face with Calder MacFarlane. The Scottish search and rescue pilot is everything Fanny is not—selfless, heroic, and used to living on the edge. He’s also the man who once loved her best friend. Yet something in Calder’s sexy gaze has her believing that she’s a woman capable of great things—a woman who might just find her own happily-ever-after, in a place where she least expects it….
Working It is the third book in the It Girl series by by Leah Marie Brown. The It Girl Series are all adult romantic comedies, and each one can be read as a standalone. Working It is the first book that I have had the opportunity to read, but now that I have seen Vivia so much from this book, I am dying to read her story. She seems awesome! I enjoyed how witty and fun Working It was. It was the perfect mix of humor, chick lit, friendship and romance.
Fanny is a very posh, and some might say a bit of a B, lady who loses her job at a top fashion house and finds herself a little lost. She ends up at a non-profit in the middle of Alaska teaching a class. Working It is really a journey of self discovery for Fanny. I loved that she has such great friends. The friendships in this book made me smile almost as much as the romance did. I love Vivia and I really took a quick liking to Fanny’s roommate at Teach them to Fish. She is quirky and a ton of fun. I would love for her to get her own book.
I really enjoyed Working It. It was a quick read that was a ton of fun. I had only two sticking points with the book. First, I thought it took a little while to really get rolling. I was kind of bored in the beginning, and the story really only started to catch my interest when Fanny arrived in Alaska. From there on out, Working It and I were friends. My main complaint is that I felt like the book was too short. Once I started to get into the characters and the relationships, I felt like the story flew by and I didn’t get a chance to savore them r hang out with them long enough. Especially in regards to the romance. I felt like once things were really picking up with Calder and Fanny we were at 72% into the book and I was sad because I knew it would be over soon. I wanted to see more of them.
Bottom line: Fans of chick lit will adore this series. Working It is a fun read that you can finish in one sitting. It takes a little bit of time to gain steam, but once the story gets going it is fast paced and zips right along to the very end. I think you will appreciate the friendships in this story most of all, but there is also a yummy romance with a scot that I loved. Overall, this was a fun read. I can’t wait to read Vivia’s story.