Review: What A Girl Wants

Posted 13th August 2014 by Emma in Reviews / 2 Comments

Review: What A Girl WantsWhat A Girl Wants by Lindsey Kelk
Also by this author: I Heart New York, I Heart Hollywood, I Heart Paris, I Heart Vegas
Series: A Girl #2
Also in this series: About A Girl, A Girl’s Best Friend
Published by HarperCollins UK on 17th July 2014
Genres: Chicklit, Fiction, General, Humour, Love & Romance, Romance
Pages: 417
Format: eBook
Source: I bought it
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A summer bestseller from the immensely popular Lindsey Kelk

Being arrested in your own bedroom is never a good start to the day. Tess Brookes really needs to sort out her back-stabbing flatmate – and her life.

Should she gamble all on the new photography job she’s landed, or snap up the offer from long-time crush and best friend Charlie to start up on their own – in more ways than one? There’s just one small thing she hasn’t mentioned. Or rather, one tall thing. He’s handsome, infuriating and called Nick…

For the first time, Tess has to choose between the life she always dreamed of and a future she never imagined possible. From London to Milan, with high fashion and low behaviour thrown in, she’s going to have to make up her mind what a girl really wants…

Last summer Lindsey released About A Girl. It was a fresh new story that wasn’t about Angie and co and I was a little scared to read it. Why? Well I love the I heart series but I was scared in case I didn’t love it. I get apprehensive about reading books from authors that I’ve loved their previous books. I knew I was still going to read it but I was just being a bit wary. I needn’t have worried though from the first page I knew I was going to love Tess and her gang. As soon as I finished it, like 3 days after it was released, there I was begging Lindsey for the next book. A whole damn year I had to wait but I tell you now it was worth the wait.

In the first book I noticed some similarities between me and Tess but the more I read about her, the more I realise I’m like her. Any one who knows me will tell you I have this inability to make a decision. What if I make the wrong choice could it affect everything? Tess spends a lot of time trying to make some tough decisions in this book and Amy does tell her off for being a coward. She knows what she really wants but she’s just too scared in case it all goes wrong.

At the end of book one Charlie finally got his act together and told Tess wanted to give them a shot in a pretty ineloquent way. Tess had been in love with him for the last ten years but while she was in Hawaii something changed.   He’s a dependable dimwit. He’s the guy that can be your best friend but nothing more. He’s the guy your mum want’s you to be with because he’ll always do the right thing but there’s just no spark there.

Nick is back. This boy is everything you want but shouldn’t. That Ben and Jerry’s you know you shouldn’t eat but do anyway. Tess has been trying to get hold of him since she got back from Hawaii. He asked her to call him and does he answer his phone? No of course he doesn’t, he’s Nick. He is infuriating but he is so god damn hot. The connection between the two of them is electric and you can’t help but think some how it needs to work out.

I’m really glad that Amy got a bigger part in this book. It was great to see the dynamics of their relationship. I hope she plays a bigger part in future books. She’s a really fun character.

I absolutely loved seeing Kekipi again. He really is such a great gay BFF. I need a Kekipi in my life.

As soon as i finished this book I logged on to twitter and asked Lindsey if she’s planning another Tess book because I didn’t feel like her story was finished. I felt like it was still only just beginning and there was so much more to tell. I was thrilled when she said yes.

This is a perfect book to read in the sun with a cocktail in the other hand. This should be top of your summer reading pile.

About Lindsey Kelk

Um, hi! My name is Lindsey, I’m a writer, I live in New York and I’m an interwebs addict. Phew, now I’ve got that off my chest, there’s really not much else to say. I’m from England, specifically ‘up north’, lived in London for seven years then skidaddled to New York. I’ve been here since 2009 and I really don’t particularly want to leave. It’s ever so nice.

I write books, I write articles for magazines, I blog about beauty things, sometimes I put myself in very silly situations and write about that and on the odd occasion, I interview people. I’m much better at talking about myself though. I have been described as an ‘oversharer’. And ‘gobby’. I believe this is endearing.

I love music, movies and TV. I watch WWE. A lot. It’s possible I’m actually a 14-year-old boy who is confused about his sexuality. I’m naturally blonde. The prescription for my right eye is -9.5. I’m never in one place for too long and next year I want to travel lots more. I like cooking, eating and entertaining. And fashion. And yoga. And talking all of the time. I love texting. And karaoke. And Twitter. And football. And obviously, I’m a fan of reading, writing and all things book-related. I hate mosquitoes, small-minded people and pickles. But not pickled onions. I like pickled onions. Hard to get in the states, you know.


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2 responses to “Review: What A Girl Wants

    • oh it’s amazing. A perfect summer read. Oh yeah lindsey had a Facebook chat a few weeks ago and was signing them. I was so happy as I missed the actual signing in london this time.

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