A wonderful day for the blog! Today is our stop on Aven Ellis’ blog tour for her latest, ‘Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista’ and I must add we were so looking forward to today. It’s always a pleasure to have her books on our blog, since we’ve really enjoyed them all. Read on for our review and make sure you enter the awesome giveaway, at the end of the post.
Recent college graduate Avery Andrews is ready to begin a new life in the big city. She’s landed an apartment in Chicago’s famed Lincoln Park neighborhood–and has her eye on the cute commodities trader just a floor above.
If Premier Airlines knew about her fear of flying, they never would have hired her to be their marketing assistant—but it’s not like Avery wants a lifelong career. Right now she simply wants a job to pay her bills…and fund a few little shopping excursions, too.
Her new lifestyle comes with a price tag, as Avery is not only faced with paying a ridiculous rent but finds she’s perceived as one of the vacant, husband-hunting fashionistas who live in the area. Avery resents this stereotype—so she doesn’t want a lifelong career, and she loves fashions she can’t afford, but that doesn’t mean she is empty-headed and spoiled, does it?
When an opportunity to participate in a documentary at work arises, Avery finds a two-fold solution to her problems. She’ll earn extra money for it, and the documentary will show her as a serious career woman, enabling her to shed that husband-hunting fashionista label for good.
When the camera is on, Avery attempts to be a motivated professional woman. But when she is challenged by Deacon Ryan, the videographer assigned to cover her story, Avery finds herself wanting things she was never supposed to want—like a lasting career—and Deacon. And Avery might just gain more from the experience than a perfect career image and extra cash to put in her Tory Burch wallet…
*Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review*
‘Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista’ is the third book by Aven Ellis, an american contemporary author whose rocking the stage since last year. Ever since her debut “Connectivity’ came out last year, her books have been among the most anticipated and most talked about on twitter. What’s really genuine about Aven is the fact she’s a fantastic author who writes warm stories everyone can connect with, but at the same time she’s gracious, kind and noble and chats to her fans every day on social medias.
I have yet to read ‘Connectivity’ though my blogging partner has already reviewed it for our blog. But having read and loved ‘Waiting For Prince Harry’, her second novel, I did have high expectations for this one. Now that I’ve read Fashionista I can only say Aven delivered, once again, creating a cute couple, Avery and Deke who are so different on many levels.
Avery works for Premier Airline, though funnily, she’s afraid of flying. But while working for the company pays the bills, her true love is fashion. She has a good eye for details, bags, shoes and all sorts of other accessories, but at the same time she’s aware that people might think she’s too shallow, a typical brainless fashionista . But on the contrary, Avery is fun, intelligent and funny, and when given the chance to film a documentary for her company she gets to prove this to one of the most judgmental (yet cute) persons she’s ever met, Deke.
I really enjoyed this book, it’s really hard not to enjoy Aven’s book. Her stories are fun and warm and her characters have this super strong chemistry. So, even if you’re not the most romantic person in the world, Aven will make you believe in love at first sight, leaving you all fuzzy inside. I was team Deke from the beginning, there’s something about his shyness and being so reserved which I found really appealing. I didn’t like the fact he was so judgmental to Avery, but I was very intrigued with the development of their romance.
If you’re looking for a fun and feel good romance, no need to look any further. Just pick any of Aven’s books and curl up on your sofa, you’ll have the best time ever! I am already looking forward to her next one, I already know I’m gonna enjoy it.
My rating: 8/10
About Aven Ellis
Aven Ellis has been writing fiction since she was sixteen. She studied communications at a large Midwestern university, and after graduation, Aven worked as a reporter for a community newspaper, followed by a stint at a public relations agency.
But writing about city council meetings and restaurant franchises was not as much fun as writing for young women trying to figure out their careers and potential boyfriends. So Aven got herself a job in television that allowed her to write at night. Connectivity is Aven’s debut novel. Waiting For Prince Harry was published in April 2014.
Aven lives in Dallas with her family. When she is not writing, Aven enjoys shopping, cooking, connecting with friends on social media, and watching any show that features Gordon Ramsay.
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