Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2009 (2009)
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Reviewed by Joan Burton
olly has just started a new job at a busy London investment bank. She finds it very fast paced and demanding, and questions her ability to keep up with the everyday workload. Perhaps if Holly left her social life at home and out of the work place she would be okay, but Holly has to be kept informed of what is happening with her friends and family.
er best friend Jason is gay, and works for a large London hotel. He has just hired Holly's friend Aisha, and is finding out she is more interested in the clientele than in doing her job. Holly's mother is very interfering and controlling. Even though she lives in Spain, she reaches out to Holly with plenty of suggestions and advice. Even Holly's grandmother has informed Holly she has signed her up on an online dating service, thinking she is being helpful.
olly soon finds herself in a very flirtatious relationship with James, a VP at the bank. She tries to keep it from her co-workers but gossip travels fast through the corporate halls. Much to Holly's surprise, she learns that she is not the only one who has caught James's eye and a once good friend soon becomes enemy #1.
hen a boyfriend from the past is hired at the bank, Holly tries to avoid him at all costs. She does not want history repeating itself, but soon learns just how controlling her mother can be. Secrets from Holly's past are revealed and we find out her past is now her future.
is a funny, lighthearted story about a young woman navigating through life. The story is told in email format and is over 600 pages long, but don't let that stop you from sharing Holly's hopes and dreams.
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