Holly Ross often wishes she lived in a simpler time, when the clothes were glamorous, the men debonair, and the endings happy.
That said, her career as a fashion historian isn't so bad. With both a wedding and a big promotion coming up, her own happily ever after seems assured. So how, in the space of one day, does it all go wrong? How does she end up homeless, jobless, penniless, and fiancé-less? Why is she cruising the Mediterranean in hot pursuit of real-estate tycoon Denis King? And why, for heaven's sake, is she chasing down a suitcase full of stolen Audrey Hepburn gowns?
With the sparkling Mediterranean and the eternal city of Rome as the backdrops, Holly's adventures begin to resemble one of the 1950s Hollywood gems she so adores. Finally she must choose between her long-held fairy tale fantasy and a new, real-life dream with an ending she couldn't possibly imagine.
©2008 Karen Quinn (P)2010 Audible,Inc
Sweet book, enjoyable 'light' listen. Cant say I couldn't turn it off. Was a bit predictable.
A cute story. An enjoyable read and an easy way to spend a few hours. The story was fun, the characters were a hoot (except for her father, who became a bit tiresome and frankly, should have been shoved out of the window of an airplane about 1/2 way through the book). Even the romance was sweet, funny and, as far as billionaires falling in love with people they meet on the street stories go, well done. Hard not to like.
Young woman on a path full of twists and turns.
This book has not the most unique story line because it's loosely based off "Sabrina" and other Audrey Hepburn movies mixed with "The Devil Wears Prada; however, it was so fun and entertaining!
The book visits many countries in Holly's travels. The words paint a beautiful picture of archeological sites, gorgeous beaches and some of the worlds most elite and impeccably dressed people!
If you like fashion, travel and a great love story, this is the book for you!
This was a funny and entertaining story and the narrator gave it great character but her pronounciation left a lot to be desired and was rather distracting. Once I heard one word pronounced incorrectly, I seemed to be drawn to listening for the other mistakes. Fracas, gnocchi, Hubert Givenchy, Trevi Fountain and Lacroix are all quite well known but were mangled by the narrator.
Like we don't have enough liberal b.s. to contend with in our everyday lives! The last place I want to hear the liberal point of view, more importantly, conservative digs, is in my chicklit, romance, and romantic mystery/thriller world of audiobooks. Save it for the lame stream media. Maybe I'm just over sensitive right now, due to the sad state of the economy, the constant threat of terrorism, and the complete lack of leadership in America. However, losing myself in a good romance, or mystery can really do the trick keeping my spirits up! To be fair, it goes for ALL the political rhetoric, that is so shamelessly shoved down our throats, everyday. My husband watches to Fox news constantly. Although, I tend to agree with their views, enough already! I don't want to hear anymore! Some may say, "Where exactly, in this book, is political b.s.?" It's not obvious, nor is it readily throughout the entire book. I just dont want to hear it at all! The story actually started out kind of cute, and the narration was above average. I just don't want to listen to anything with judgmental liberal undertones. If nothing else, think about it, in these terms. Listening to audiobooks is not the most inexpensive form of entertainment. If I were an author, in this genre. I'd adventure to create a work that is as engaging, to as many possible. This can be accomplished without sacrificing ones individuaI convictions. I would avoid the gratuitous slights, especially those that may offend the very people that can now, and will continue to purchase my efforts. I'm just saying....
Get rid of the unnecessary sex portions, give Holly a backbone, and stop making her out to be a spineless call girl who can't stand up for herself.
Yes, both boring and slow.
I wouldn't cut any. I would just rework them.
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