Archive | April 5, 2017

Laura Lake and the Hipster Weddings – Wendy Holden.


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Back of the book :

Laura Lake longs to be a journalist …

Now she’s an unpaid intern at a glossy magazine – sleeping secretly in the fashion cupboard and living on canapes. But hey, you have to star somewhere. And she’s just got her first big break : infiltrate three society weddings and write a juicy expose.

Security will be tighter than a bodycon dress, but, how hard can it be ? She’ll disguise herself as a ball-gowned billion-heiress for the castle-partying aristocrats, and a boho-chic pixie-child for the posh festival nuptials. Oh, and a moustachioed lobster for the Shoreditch hipsters.

But nothing can prepare her for the disappearing brides, raunchy royals and a brush with the next James Bond. Or the fact that her jealous office enemy will do anything to bring her down.

Will Laura get her scoop of the year ?

Or will she be out on her ear ?


What I think : 

Laura lives in France, she looks after her Granny, Mimi who is 90 ! She’s quite a character. Her Mum Lives in Monaco with her third husband, Leon, who is a hair stylist to the stars. Her father died when she was quite small, he was a foreign correspondent Journalist. She has always worked two or three jobs to make ends meet. One of these jobs is for ‘The Paradise Rental Agency’ where her job is to meet clients and write the blog for the website. One night she meets Carinthia Gold, who is one of her rental clients. She just so happens to be a editor on ‘Society’ a very posh glossy mag. Laura’s secret dream has always been to be a journalist just like her dad, however she can’t leave because of Mimi. Who will look after her ? Her friends and neighbours all rally round and make it possible for her dream to come true. Before she knows it she’s on the Eurostar and on her way to good old England.

Almost as soon as she sets foot in England though, things start to go wrong. She looses her lovely bag that Mimi gave her, inside was everything, her purse, her passport and her money. She can’t seem to get hold of Casper, who promised her somewhere to live. When she arrives at the office, an old face from the past pop’s up to make her life hell.

What has happened to Casper ?

Just who is the friendly but mysterious Harry Scott  ?

Can Laura make her dream come true, or will she be on the next Eurostar back to France  ?

I really loved this book. It really made me laugh out loud, Very loudly, I might add ! I really couldn’t put it down. As usual, its a wonderfully fun frolic through the lives of the rich and famous. Brilliant characters with equally brilliant names.

Wendy never ceases to amaze me of how she writes such wonderful stories. After you’ve had a a long day at work, this is just what you need when you get home to pep you up.

I give this unputdownable, fun book a well earned 9/10.

5 gold stars

Published by Head of Zeus on 09/03/17.

I got my copy from Waterstones for £18.99.