To me chick lit is funny, heart warming, entertaining, and while the protagonist finds herself in silly situations people care about her, and don't hold her silliness against her. I feel good after reading Sophie Kinsella. I read this book because the reviews compared this author to Kinsella. There are some good points, protagonist has a couple of good friends who love her. Parts with Audrey Hepburn were enjoyable to read. But the humor is mean spirited, and protagonist is routinely humiliated in nasty ways. Her father ignores her, her mother and sister treat her as a slave often though the sister does seem to care about her rarely. Lucy has very low self worth and accepts the routine humiliations and abuse from everyone without a whimper. I hope she grows in future books but the spa incident that was tweeted was so mean and nasty I stopped reading and deleted this book. Started reading second in series to see if protagonist gets some self worth, but she just sleeps around looking for love and that made me feel sorry for her, not laugh. So will not be reading anymore by this author. The author seems to have little respect or liking for her own protagonist. I would swear this was a male writer exhibiting his misogyny but disguising it with weak mean spirited humor. Or else the author hates herself!
I enjoyed this book, but it felt like something I had already read. Libby seems to be a mash-up of Becky Bloomwood from the Shopaholic books and Bridget Jones. Libby is accident prone, floundering in her career, a doormat in her relationships with her family and has terrible taste in men, but she is so likeable that I was willing to overlook it. It felt like it took too long to have Libby get her act together, so I am glad Audrey was there for advice and pep talks! I am glad there is a second book because there were many plot threads that feel incomplete, and I liked this enough to read the next one when it comes out. If you are looking for some light hearted chick lit, then this is perfectly fine.
This story was so enjoyable! A light read with witty humor and realistic embarrassments. Although all the things I expected to happen did not... which will probably cause me to read all the “A Night in With” books to see if they do happen!
This is a very good "light" read; I believe some people would describe it as a beach read. I like the main character, Libby, so much that I will can't wait to continue her story with the next book"A Night In With Marilyn Monroe". If you want something entertaining and funny, give it a try.
A delicious froth of a novel with characters you'd like to meet. Audrey as I've always thought she'd be. Even the ugly characters have been written with care and humanity. I will look for more from this author.
I had to read this book because I have always loved Audrey Hepburn and I was not disappointed. What a fun read - very much like the Sophie Kinsella Shopaholic series or Bridget Jones. I can't wait to read the other books as I'm also a fan of Marilyn Monroe - what a fun idea for a book. I already recommended it to my mom, Loved it!