If that's not bad enough, daddy's hired an brown nosing, intern, babysitter to keep tabs on her. So Lexi decides that she's got to suck it up and show everyone who expects her to fall on her face that she's more than just a pampered princess... but these jobs are hard for someone who hasn't worked a day in her life and wasn't planning to!!
I can't believe this is my first Jessica Brody book. Well I assure you it won't be my last! I flew through this book because it was so entertaining. Lexi isn't exactly a character that you fall in love with right away. She's sort of bratty and definitely spoiled.... but she has this really funny/snarky voice that even if you don't agree with what she's saying, it's like a friend is telling it to you. She's funny and like a fish out of water, but I couldn't help giving her credit for trying.
You find out pretty early on in the book that Lexi's relationship with her father is less than ideal. He's always sending his employees to stand in for him in important fatherly moments and when he is around it's usually a part of a publicity thing. They don't talk and never really have. That alone made me feel bad for Lexi and had me understanding exactly why she was the way she was. I actually expected someone raised in her situation to be worse. I could see a real person with real feelings inside of her bursting to get out and it made me sad for her.
I wasn't 100% sold on the romantic relationship just because I felt it was a little obvious from the get-go. (And I don't like guys with sticks up their you-know-whats even if they do change in the end.)
Overall: So cute, funny, witty, adorable!! A definite must-read for anyone who wants a break from the darker, emotional stuff that a lot of YA books are. It is a truly entertaining read and I totally recommend! And wouldn't this be the cutest movie?? It's like Billy Madison met Nicole Richie!
This Book Contains:
- An heiress
- A small dog
- A trust fund
- Father/daughter relationship issues
- A faulty vacuum
- Cute/funny video status report transcripts
Add it to your To-Read List!!
How I got this book: Library
Date Published: 4/3/2012