The day has finally arrived when this proud member of Team Baggot is able to post a review on Mandy Baggot's new novel, Strings Attached. If you have been following along on the book blog tour, you are well aware of the hype surrounding this book... if not, hop on board and make sure you check out the other blogs that are hosting dates for this tour. You can check out Mandy's webpage for dates and links.
Strings Attached by Mandy Baggot
Format: ebook (Kindle - read on laptop)
Pages/Size: 456 KB
Published: November 1, 2011
Publisher: Hit Lit Limited
Genre: Fiction, Chick-lit
My Rating: 4/5
Summary (from amazon.com):
Caterer George Fraser has a mission. She’s going to prove everyone wrong. Ambitious owner of catering firm Finger Food and black sheep of her family, she’s determined to succeed in business where she’s so far failed in her personal life. Asked to cater for gorgeous rock star Quinn Blake’s after-show party her life suddenly takes a turn for the dramatic.
Magnetically drawn together, George and Quinn embark on a relationship that no one must know about. But is Quinn everything he seems or is there more to his star life than he’s telling her?
Things hot up when George is invited to the wedding of the millennium and her integrity very soon becomes compromised. With celebrity obsessed colleague Marisa in the mix and her beloved Adam spending more time in her life can George keep her secrets and hold on to her ambition, or will love finally get in the way?
This book had me on the edge of my seat, literally (I read it on my laptop at the kitchen table). So full of plot twists and characters that you wanted to cheer for or cry with, it was a book that left me breathless.
After getting over the fact that George wasn't a bearded man but instead, Georgina, a 30-something, attractive FEMALE caterer, I was in her corner... wanting her parents to get over the past and love her the way that I did, hoping that she would find the love that she so deserved and that her past wouldn't come back to haunt her. George's character was developed so well that she really did feel like a friend. Her crew, Marisa, Helen and Adam were like neighbours that have lived around the corner your whole life.
As for Quinn... well - RAWR... that is all I can say!
Mandy Baggot's growth as an author is so clear in this book - she really has come leaps and bounds in her ability to put a story together. Just when I thought that I had the story figured out, she would throw in another twist and send me spinning in a completely different direction. Strings Attached is a novel that will be making Mandy Baggot a household name!
Overall, this book had me running through every possible emotion and at the end, left me knowing that there really can be happy endings. I cannot wait for Mandy's next novel!
GO TEAM BAGGOT!!