The Brenda Diaries by Margo Candela
Format: eBook, ARC
Published: Oct 2, 2011
Publisher: SugarMissle, LLC
Genre: Fiction, Chick-lit
My Rating: 3.5/5
Summary (from amazon.com):
Meet Brenda… A temp with a bad attitude, but an excellent work ethic.
Working assignments all around Los Angeles, Brenda was the official purse holder for a high powered event planner, has had an employer ask about her ovulation cycle, worked as a kiosk gypsy at an upscale mall and suffered as the reluctant muse for a frustrated architect who'd rather write screenplays on company time.
Off the clock, Brenda's boyfriend and best friend compete for her attention while she spends a little too much time with guy she met on a job. Brenda’s positive she can handle it all, but sometimes work and life get to be a bit too much even for someone as organized as Brenda.
The Brenda Diaries. All the dirty details of Brenda’s not so tidy life.
**NOTE: This book was provided by the author. However, no compensations were made and this review reflects my honest thoughts and feelings.**
Brenda is my kind of gal... someone who knows that she doesn't want to be held down by a full-time, everyday job and does what she pleases. The fact that she is a full-time TEMP is besides the point.
Being given access to Brenda's diary sort of gives you that naughty feeling... always looking over your shoulder to make sure no one is watching. The format was great because it was fast to read and got right to the point. While I enjoyed this, I do sort of wish that there was a little more meat behind the story. A narrator who would give you a little more background on situations and people because I found myself questioning a few things and at times, wishing there was more.
I did, however, really enjoy the characters. Brenda, as I said, is wonderful. Her boyfriend, Jared, deserves a good ole shot of grown-up medicine but he was still a romantic guy and I liked that. As for Maya... all I have to say is, if my best friend showed up, unannounced, and stayed for months... she'd be, ack, I couldn't turn her away so who am I to judge.
Overall, this was a fun book. A great look into how life could be if you opted to live it on the 'wild' side and temp-it-up.