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5* Review: It Girl – Nic Tatano

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Veronica Summer is stuck in the dream job from hell.

The spunky New York reporter is offered the network’s morning anchor position, but she doesn’t want it because she’s a night person. Then the network plays a trump card, promising her the evening anchor chair in three years. So the fiery redhead takes the plunge, with the ultimate gig waiting down the road.

Problem is, that road is filled with two am wake-up calls and the only social life she has is one with bats and raccoons. She quickly realizes she’ll never survive the grind and decides the only way out is to get fired by being her snarky self on live television.

And the ratings skyrocket.

Veronica becomes the nation’s It Girl, so the network makes her a celebrity contestant on its most popular nighttime dance competition show, Dance Off. While her journalistic credibility is shot to hell by the show’s skimpy costumes, she’s thrown into close contact with two incredibly attractive men; her dance partner and the show’s sarcastic British judge.

And she soon discovers that love is the ultimate gig.

 

It GirlMy Review

 ‘It Girl’ has a fast paced, humorous, edgy plot. Veronica Summers is a strong heroine and the setting has great TV and Media detail. ‘It Girl’ recaptures all the witty dialogue and romance of Wing Girl, Nic Tatano’s first book, which I love. All the characters are vividly portrayed and Veronica’s friends and confidantes; Savannah and Layla are notable. The plot has a couple of unexpected outcomes, which make for an enjoyable read and there is a romantic hero who is not what he seems.
It Girl is a well written Rom Com from a sound knowledge base, which makes it both credible and a page turner.
I received a copy of this book from Harper Impulse via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

 

Also check out my reviews of Nic Tatano’s other books:

5* Review Wing Girl

4* Review  Boss Girl

It Girl by Nic Tatano

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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4* Review: Boss Girl Nic Tatano

Boss Girl by Nic Tatano  was my Friday Read.  Last year I reviewed Wing Girl which I  loved so would I find Boss Girl as captivating? Here’s what it’s about: 

Sydney Hack is the single, thirty something VP of news for a failing network… and she also has a taste for younger men.
She soon realizes a whole lot of over-thirty female viewers do as well, so she sets out to give these women what they want; a chiseled, trophy buck in his twenties sitting on the anchor desk next to a woman…
Just.
Like.
Them.
With nothing to lose she does the unthinkable; along with three female managers who happen to be her best friends she brings out the casting couch and turns it into a sleeper sofa. Doesn’t matter that the men have no television experience. As long as they look good. And there’s a hint of romance in every newscast.
Ratings skyrocket as a result, but Sydney and her female cohorts discover something else along the way…
True love is not always age appropriate.

My Review

Boss GirlAfter reading and loving ‘Wing Girl’ Nic Tatano’s first Rom-com novel last year I looked forward to reading ‘Boss Girl’ which in many ways is the antithesis of the first book.

Boss Girl’s premise of powerful women preying on male starlets is both compelling and unsavory. Young, career hungry men trade sex with dominant female bosses for advancement. The author’s ‘inside’ TV knowledge gives the storyline a realistic edge.

Sydney Hack (great name) and her three cohorts are single-minded career women determined to make it in the cut throat world of television. Survival in an appearance orientated, ratings dependent industry has made all four women dominant and sexually aggressive. Despite her less than politically correct recruitment polices Sydney manages to improve ratings by using women over thirty on their  TV programmes with a much younger male co-anchor.

The female characters are charmingly flawed and flamboyant but likeable even if you don’t condone their actions. The male characters are self-serving narcissists. Only Shawn stands out as an unlikely hero. There are constant references to the female leads’ sexual exploits but this is not an erotic story.

Boss Girl is a thoughtful foray into what goes on behind the TV screen. For maximum enjoyment don’t take this book too seriously. It is a tongue in cheek look at a power obsessed industry and the individuals in it who in some cases will go to any lengths for a headline.

I received a copy of this book from Harper Impulse via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Boss Girl by Nic Tatano

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Friday Read – Boss Girl – Nic Tatano – Harper Impulse

Boss Girl by Nic Tatano is my Friday Read. I loved Wing Girl which I reviewed last year and have high hopes for this one 🙂 Here’s what its about:

Sydney Hack is the single, thirty something VP of news for a failing network… and she also has a taste for younger men.

She soon realizes a whole lot of over-thirty female viewers do as well, so she sets out to give these women what they want; a chiseled, trophy buck in his twenties sitting on the anchor desk next to a woman…

Just.

Like.

Them.

With nothing to lose she does the unthinkable; along with three female managers who happen to be her best friends she brings out the casting couch and turns it into a sleeper sofa. Doesn’t matter that the men have no television experience. As long as they look good. And there’s a hint of romance in every newscast.

Ratings skyrocket as a result, but Sydney and her female cohorts discover something else along the way…

True love is not always age appropriate.

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5* Review Wing Girl Nic Tatano

Wing Girl

Wing Girl is a witty, interesting, fast paced book with well-crafted three-dimensional characters so real they jump off the page straight into your imagination.

The world of television investigative journalism and the New York dating scene are the back drop for a ‘My Fair Lady’ transformation of Belinda a top ranked TV investigative journalist who erstwhile has deliberately downgraded her appearance in favour of her IQ and journalistic talent.

Known by her three best friends as ‘Wing Girl’ they happily trade on her celebrity which draws all manner of sexy men their way. Ariel, Serena and Roxanne reap the benefits whilst Belinda scares off would be lovers with her lack of social skills and dowdy appearance. The interactions between Belinda and her friends are entertaining, humorous and often poignant.

After the makeover which is described in Belinda’s own words and is hilarious, the swan is reborn from the ugly duckling but she still has some way to go before she can lose the Wing Girl nick name. Two men feature in her life. Vincent is her nemesis but no one said love was easy. Scott is her ideal lover until the plot twists and their relationship becomes problematical.

The romance is sweet and there is also a mystery to be solved which shows the author’s knowledge of investigative journalism and gives the story an additional dimension which makes it hard to put down.

Wing Girl is a delicious cocktail of great characters in a dynamic setting woven into an intriguing plot and did I mention the cats that are an instant appeal for all us animal lovers out there.

This is definitely a story which would make wonderful television. Don’t believe me read it now.

‘I received and ARC from Harper Collins UK HarperImpulse via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.’

Wing Girl by Nic Tatano

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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