My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Purchased from iBooks
I really enjoyed this. It has shades of Ugly Betty and The Devil Wears Prada, but at the same time is unique.
Josie is 17 and in her first year of a journalism degree at the local uni. With the dream of becoming an internationally acclaimed journalist, she's not pleased about being assigned an internship at a fashion magazine. As the magazine is based in the city, and she lives too far to commute, she stays with her cousin, Tim, in his city apartment. Tim didn't tell Josie about his tall, attractive, funny flatmate, and Josie soon finds herself falling for him. Things develop fairly predictably from there, but the story is well written and the characters are engaging and likeable, so this didn't dull my enjoyment of the story.
The supporting characters are used well, and the predicaments Josie finds herself in are excruciating, yet completely believable.
The main characters could have been 20 or even 30 and the story still would have worked. It's a classic "chicklit" storyline aimed at a YA/NA audience, without some of the traps typical YA romances fall into.
I found the book quite compelling and read it in one sitting. I look forward to the release of Faking It early next year.