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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Holly's Inbox: Scandal in the City by Holly Denham (Book Review)

Title: Holly's Inbox: Scandal in the City
Author: Holly Denham
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

My synopsis: We catch up with Holly as she is still working as a receptionist at DK Huerst bank.  She is now living with Toby as well as a rabbit that she is keeping a secret from him.  She shares receptionist responsibilites with Trish, Claire, Marie and her friend Aisha.  The bank is aware of her talents though, and are soon grooming her to become the manager of her department.  She has about a month to improve their ratings in order to keep her management job. 

Again, we learn everything about Holly's life, as well as the lives of her friends and family, through her inbox - with an occassional glimpse into some of her friends' inboxes. 

Toby travels alot,  (he works for DK Huerst also) so Holly is feeling a little down.  She is feeling neglected and doesn't like sitting at home alone - so she ends up going out with friends a little too much and partying a little too heavy when Toby isn't around.  A wedge seems to be coming between them and she doesn't know how to fix it.  She keeps dropping hints about the promotion, hoping that Toby will pick up on it and tell her how proud he is of her.  As things progress though, she becomes convinced that he is having an affair, or at the very least, that he is not in love with her anymore.

Then there is Tanya - she is the head of the catering department and is very manipulative!  Every chance she gets she makes Holly look bad and is also making a play for Toby.  I don't know how I would have kept my mouth shut around her - she was even pushing my buttons! 

My thoughts:  This book was as much fun to read as the first one - Holly's Inbox (review). There is a surprise at the end that I did not see coming but it was perfect - actually brought tears to my eyes, which I would not have expected from this book.  I guarantee that this is a quick read and that you will be laughing, yelling (at Tanya!), talking to the characters and smiling by the end. 

~I received a copy of this book from Sourcebooks in exchange for my review.~

Publisher/Publication Date: Sourcebooks, Aug 17, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4022-4114-7
535 pages


bermudaonion said...

I agree! These books are a blast! I hope there's another one in our future.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I loved these books! They make a perfect summer read. I'm hoping we get to read more of what happens next in Holly's life.


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