Blurb from Goodreads
First Tess was a girl with a plan.
Then she was a girl with a dream.
Now she’s a girl who’s come back to earth with a bump.
When the opportunity arises to join her best friend, Amy, in New York for Christmas, Tess jumps at the chance. The only fly in ointment is that Nick, the man who broke her heart, lives there. And Charlie, the man she turned down, has just started talking to her again. And she has just four days to take a photo for a competition that could save her career.
But aside from that, everything is going to be great: it’ll be the best Christmas ever. Won’t it?
I love Lindsey Kelk’s writing style.
She is my absolute favourite light fiction author as she writes hugely funny stories about wonderfully flawed lead characters, great female friendships and super cute boys! What more could anyone want from a chick lit?
A Girl’s Best Friend is the third in Lindsey’s ‘A Girl’ series of books. I was a big fan of the first two but this one…well it’s set at Christmas so major yayness, YAAAAY!! I do love a good Christmassy book.
The story follows the lead character Tess as she visits her best friend Amy in New York over Christmastime and tries to get over a guy who broke her heart all while trying to salvage her new found career as a photographer.
Without wanting to spoil the story line I shall just say plenty of high jinx ensue! I laughed A LOT!!
The absolute best part of the book for me was the crossover with Lindesy Kelk’s I Heart book series with the appearance of Angela and Jenny and some other characters. It was so fun reading about those characters again and I especially enjoyed seeing Angela through Tess’ eyes… I LOVED how Tess thought Angela was so put-together when from reading the I heart novels we know what a hilarious mess she can be!
However I guess this crossover does mean that to completely enjoy this book it’s best if you have read all the I Heart novels as I have. I also think that the first two books in the Girl series, About A Girl and What A Girl Wants, need to have been read before anyone embarks on this read. It doesn’t really work as a stand alone novel.
I really hope that Lindsey Kelk decides to return to these characters in the future and writes a fourth novel or perhaps some e-novels or similar from Amy’s viewpoint. (Amy is a GREAT character, she definitely is one of those bookish characters that I wish I could be best friends with.)
All in all this was a very enjoyable read, although perhaps not as Christmassy as I would have wanted and I would have liked a better recap of the previous two novels at the beginning of the book; it’s been a while since I’ve read the first two and it is easy to forget names and places especially of more minor characters.
However I’m still awarding this a hefty four stars because I thoroughly enjoyed reading this during my Christmas holidays. I would highly recommend any of Lindesy Kelk’s novels to anyone wanting something lighthearted with a wickedly brilliant and ballsy sense of humour.