About a Girl

About a Girl

by Lindsey Kelk


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ISBN-13: 9780007591411
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Series: Tess Brookes Series , #1
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,126,387
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Lindsey Kelk was a children’s book editor and is now a magazine columnist and author of I Heart New York, I Heart Hollywood, I Heart Paris, I Heart Vegas, I Heart London and The Single Girl’s To-Do List. When she isn’t writing or watching more TV than is healthy, Lindsey likes to wear shoes, shop for shoes and judge the shoes of others. She loves living in New York but misses Sherbet Fountains, London, and drinking Gin & Elderflower cocktails with her friends. Not necessarily in that order.

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About a Girl 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
christalvp More than 1 year ago
indsey Kelk has become one of my favorite chick lit authors, and this book was another of hers that I really enjoyed. There were some very touching scenes, one especially that took place with Tess in a Hawaiian paradise with a waterfall, a Valentino dress, and a handsome man. That was my favorite part of the book, and I loved the way it seemed almost out of a fairytale. This was a fun one to read, and I liked the way all worked out for Tess. Tess has always been responsible and ultra focused on work. She goes in expecting to receive a promised promotion and is instead laid off. This isn't something she deals with well, and it doesn't help that her mother acts like she did it only to embarrass her, and she sleeps with the best guy friend she's loved for ten years, only to find that he didn't feel the same about it. As her life crumbles before her, her mean roommate gets a call to do a photo shoot in Hawaii and Tess is mistaken for her over the phone. Before Tess hardly has a chance to think, she is impersonating her roommate in Hawaii. She encounters an attractive male, Nick, and is soon involved with him. The photo shoot looks to be a disaster and Tess hasn't any idea how she will salvage the situation, as well as her entire life. Tess was a mess, but a very lovable one. She was a very nice person who was acting in ways that were foreign to her normal behavior. I liked how deeply she took her responsibilities, and I was glad that she was able to let loose a little with Nick and come into her own a bit. The storyline was entertaining, and I look forward to more by this author.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Reminiscent of Bridget Jones Favorite Quotes: “The biggest problem with crazy, tear-your-clothes-off sex was that once you’d torn off your clothes and had the crazy sex, the clothes were hard to locate in a dignified fashion.  It was impossible not to feel a bit slutty scrabbling around on the floor looking for your pants.  It was all well and good if you were one of those girls who slinks around starkers after sexytimes, but I wasn’t really a naked person.”   “Not everyone has a book in them.  Some people don’t even have a Post-it note.” “He is one of those men everyone wants.  He’s like pizza and George Clooney.  Everyone wants a slice.” “He looked so big and manly as he unraveled he rope that tied the boat to the pier I was worried my ovaries were going to burst.  Traitors.” “He was like a cross between catnip and Prozac – just being near him made everything else seem totally insignificant.  I was completely calm and buzzing all at once.” “There was too much to process, and I wasn’t going to be able to work anything out within a thirty-food radius of his penis.  It was basically a homing beacon of temporary insanity.” My Review: Reminiscent of Bridget Jones, About a Girl was a fun and humorous read.  I didn’t laugh aloud but I frequently smiled and smirked, and found the story entertaining and light.  Many of the British cultural references (such as politics, television shows, actors, retail outlets, product names, and obscenities) were lost on me, but I always enjoy learning more naughty words to toss around, like cockwomble, and dirty mare.  I had far too many favorite quotes marked and had to pare them down to a mere six.  I enjoyed all the quirky and varied characters, and found the story to be well written, amusing, and witty.  I loved how Tess talked to inanimate objects while processing her thoughts.  These gals like to swear, drink, and complain about men and work, hmm… sounds a lot like my social circle – but without the gray.  My only complaint is with the ending… there really wasn’t one…
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
csingh More than 1 year ago
Guess whose owned a copy of this book for well over a year and hasn't read it yet only to read it as an eARC?  If you guessed me, then pat yourself on the back, you guessed right!  This is another one of those times when I wonder why I waited so long to read a book.  If you can't tell, I really enjoyed this book.  It was originally published as a standalone, but there's a sequel coming out next year and I can't wait to read it! I really liked Tess.  She was very easy to relate to.  I loved how she could have easily been every woman. She loved her best friend for so many years, worked very hard at her job, and put up with her horrible room mate.  I don't know about you, but I can relate to one or more of those.  I liked how Tess knew she wasn't doing the right thing, but once she committed herself to not being her self, she went all in.   I can't say I was surprised by any of the plot twists that happened.  The book wasn't predictable either.  For me, I was so engrossed in what was happening with Tess and how she was going to handle everything, I stopped caring about being surprised and just focused on the story. I particularly loved the descriptions of the locales.  I wanted to jump on a plane and be there.  My favorite Lindsey Kelk books have been her stand alone titles and I'm so glad I can add this one to that list.  I can't wait to see what job and which man Tess chooses.  I have my favorite and hope she'll pick him.  
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The name of a Nirvana song.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is book 1 & very crude. It should've finished with this book but she stretched it into another so you have to read if want to know ending. Well, the ending in book 2 was terrible. Don't waste your time!!!