Review: Party Girl by Rachel Hollis

Party Girl
(The Girls #1)
Author: Rachel Hollis
Release Date: February 11, 2014
Publisher: Chic Publishing
Source: Personal Copy
Review by: Jenn and Nahomi
Landon Brinkley’s dreams are all coming true. She’s landed an internship with the fabulous Selah Smith, event planner for the Hollywood elite, taking her from small-town Texas to the bright lights of LA. Landon soon finds herself in a world in which spending a million dollars on an event—even a child’s birthday party—is de rigueur and the whims of celebrity clients are life-and-death matters. At first, the thrill of working on A-list parties and celebrity weddings is enough to get Landon through the seventy-five-hour workweeks and endless abuse at the hands of her mercurial boss. But when the reality of the business reveals itself, she’s forced to make a choice: do whatever it takes to get ahead, or stay true to herself.

Drawing on the author’s real-life experiences as an event planner to the stars, Party Girl takes readers on an adventure among Hollywood’s most beautiful—and most outrageous—people, revealing the ugly side of Hollywood’s prettiest parties.

Jenn's rating: 4 stars out of 5 stars
Nahomi's rating: 5 stars out of 5 stars
Overall rating: 4.5stars out of 5 stars

I read this book because of Nahomi's insistence and because we had made a deal. I read this book and she had to read one I told her to. I'm glad I did read this because Landon is a breath of fresh air with her sunny disposition and nonstop optimism. I love sarcasm as much as the next girl but sometimes the jaded and negativity can be a lot so being able to be in Landon's head was such a refreshing experience.

First off, I would NEVER have able to survive Landon's job. I probably would have walked away crying and hoping my mom is available for hugs. That being said, the way Landon handled herself with as much dignity as she could was truly inspiring. I know I wouldn't have been able to do all that hard work and still remaining optimistic.

The story is easy to get into and I found myself invested in Landon's story from the get-go. I wanted to see her succeed and to come out unscathed. I loved getting to know her and all the other characters, Max, Miko, Taylor, and Brody. I adored all the scenes with all of them and I kept hoping for more. In regards to the romance between Landon and Brody, I didn't really see his appeal but I did like how he tried to restrain his snobbiness.

I'm super excited to read Max's and Miko's story. I loved how they both helped Landon in her time of need so I'm looking forward in getting to know these two women.

I absolutely loved this book!!! This story is sweet and inspirational. Party Girl is well written, everything from the characters to the dialogue and transitions were flawless. I love the humor throughout the story and found myself loling several times during the story. Besides the fantastic writing this story is full of wonderful characters that kept me hooked on the story and left me wanting more.

Landon is such a great character! I admire her work ethic and determination. Honestly I couldn’t have endured half of the tasks and humiliations she did. I truly enjoyed seeing her evolve and create for herself a future and a career she wanted. Max and Miko provide much needed comic relief they support Landon and keep things interesting.

The male characters in this story are great! Both are HOTT and endearing in their own ways. It’s hard to choose a favorite between Taylor and Brody. But in the end Landon definitely ends up with the perfect guy for her.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and can’t wait to read more books by Rachel Hollis!


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