Sunday, August 17, 2014

Review: The Accidental Socialite by Stephanie Wahlstrom

18754768Rating: ★★★★ stars
Date published: April 15th, 2014
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Synopsis: Quirky and clumsy twenty-two-year-old Paige Crawford arrives in London on a cold Saturday in January. Just when Paige starts to think that moving thousands of miles away from home with no real plan was a bad idea, Jason Frost appears. Confident and classy, Jason is the complete opposite of Paige and just what she needs in her life, or so she thinks. 

But before their romance has time to blossom, Paige trips and falls into the arms of a mysterious man on a drunken night out. She’s snapped by paparazzi, and newspaper headlines the next day suggest that she’s having an affair with a married footballer. 

Paige finds herself instantly elevated to tabloid celebrity status which isn’t exactly a picnic, particularly when trying to juggle her new job at Fashionista magazine, a catalog of dating disasters and a nagging doubt that she maybe she can’t conquer London after all. 

When a trip back to Canada for Christmas reminds Paige why she left her old life behind, she returns to London with renewed vigor realizing that while jobs, flats and men may come and go, friends in London are forever.

What I Thought:

This book is very funny and I loved it.  I love to laugh as much as I love to swoon, so I was in high heaven with this book.  Paige and I share the clumsiness trait, but so far I've never had my life turned upside down the way hers was by it.  The action started quickly and it never let up.

I liked Paige.  She's vibrant and good natured.  She's trying to deal with the mess she's found herself in. People are forming opinions about her character and all she's trying to do is stay on the straight and narrow while correcting everyone's misconceptions.  I was hoping she'd find a good man while in London, but most of her dating adventures made me cringe! I had a hard time putting this book down just because I never knew what was going to happen next.  Can I just say I love her co-workers?  People like them make work fun.

I'm really hoping Stephanie Wahlstrom writes a sequel to this book.  I would love to read more about Paige and her dating and non-dating adventures.  If you're in the mood for laughs, this book is for you.  I can't wait to see what Stephanie Wahlstrom has in store for us next!

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About the Author
Growing up in Edmonton, Canada, a significant amount of Stephanie’s time was spent making up and acting out stories. She was studying to be an actress when she realized there weren’t any parts for women being written. So, Stephanie wrote herself a short screenplay just to be in it and quickly realized that writing was her true passion. She graduated from the University of Alberta with an English and Sociology degree and she also has a Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts from Red Deer College. She moved to New York on a whim after University and has written a variety of TV shows including an environmentally friendly lifestyle series and a tween magazine style show about celebrities. Stephanie moved to London in 2008 and aside from being obsessed with Eggs Benedict, shoes, Fruit Roll Ups and travelling, she also works in Children’s Television.

* A copy was provided by the publisher in return for a honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

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