Styling Wellywood: A fashionable romantic comedy

Styling Wellywood: A fashionable romantic comedy

by Kate O'Keeffe


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Ousted from London, The Centre Of her Glamour Universe, 28-year-old Jessica Banks returns to her New Zealand hometown. For her it's the Land Of Been There, Done That-and a deeply buried past.

And she's got a lot to deal with. There's her overbearing mother, her new fashion career, not to mention the sudden disappearance of her best friend. Thank goodness for Ben, her reliable, cute friend who always has a broad shoulder to cry on-at least when his gorgeous girlfriend isn't around.

Then sexy tennis pro, Scott bursts into her life, serving up a hot and steamy love match. But off the court Scott is running a different racket-one that might just open Jessica's eyes and heart.

With everything she ever wanted and feared in front of her, will Jessica finally find her way home?

Escape to beautiful New Zealand in this sexy, feel-good romantic comedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500376895
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/09/2014
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

I write sexy, feel-good romantic comedies.

I've loved chick lit and romantic comedies since I first encountered Bridget Jones as a young, impressionable writer. It really was a match made in chick lit heaven.

I've been a teacher and a sales executive, but am now content as a mother and writer, madly scribbling all the ideas I've accumulated during my time on this planet we call home.

I live and love in beautiful New Zealand-where my novels are all set-with my wonderful family and my two very scruffy dogs.

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Styling Wellywood: A fashionable romantic comedy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Katherine Williams for Readers' Favorite Styling Wellywood by Kate O’Keeffe is a classic chick lit novel, the first in its series. After spending four years in London, Jessica never even thought of returning home. She loves the glamour that comes with being in England, and she vows she wouldn’t trade it for the world. But due to the fact that her visa expired, she must move back into her childhood home with her mother in Wellington, New Zealand. When she returns home, the only thing Jessica has to look forward to is her new business. She partners up with her best friend Morgan and together they create their own personal stylist brand. Jessica is set on bringing the glitz and glam that London has to offer straight into Wellington. Although Jessica seems occupied by her new job, she also unknowingly has to face unresolved problems that she left behind many years ago. These problems include her high school enemy, her complicated feelings for her best mate, Ben, and her relationships with some of her dearest friends. Most importantly, she must address the dark past that she desperately has been trying to ignore for a long time. Will Jessica be able to successfully run a stylist company, overcome her struggles, and face her true feelings? In the end, will she be able to move on from her past and start to live life normally again? Or will she continue to distract herself with glamour, mojitos, and even a promising, hunky tennis instructor? I haven’t felt this passionate about a book in a long time. Styling Wellywood is a fast, fun and light read, but also successfully tackles real life issues with a certain type of benevolence. O’Keeffe is a very gifted writer as she uses her characters and setting to full advantage. New Zealand locals will love this book as the country is depicted beautifully. O’Keeffe manages to include accurate mannerisms as well as eye-catching descriptions of imagery in Wellington. She also creates very rounded, complicated and relatable characters. Every single one of Jessica’s friends reminded me of someone I know in real life. Even Jessica’s parents made an impression on me, as I felt like I had met them before. But most importantly while reading this novel, I found myself yelling at Jessica for her mistakes, crying along with her due to her misfortunes, and cheering her on as she fought for a couple of major victories in her life. She acquires strong traits that reminded me of many women in my life. At times I even felt like she and I have had similar feelings towards love. But don’t get me wrong, at first Jessica seems shallow and unimpressed by most things. Through involvement with her hometown and the people she loves, she develops and turns into a caring and level-headed young lady. Including the great characters, setting and much more, I guarantee that you will quickly fall in love with the wit, charm and humor that this story has to offer. I know I did. Overall, I found Styling Wellywood to be a delightful, well written masterpiece and suggest that chick lit lovers read it immediately. I cannot wait to read more of O’Keeffe’s future work, as I am confident that she will not disappoint. A job well done.
All-Night-Books More than 1 year ago
This book is what a chic lit book should be about. The main character Jessica starts off weak but definitely becomes a strong women. There are a couple of characters that just make you say yuck. But you see how each and everyone of them play a part in the book and with out them it wouldn't be the same. It has splashes of comedy with huge a does fashion. I just realized there is book in front of this one that is basically like part one to the story but this is very much a standalone.