Title: It Girl
Author: Nic Tatano
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Date of Publication: July 26, 2014
Source: e-ARC from Netgalley
Veronica Summer is stuck in the dream job from hell.
The spunky New York reporter is offered the network’s morning anchor position, but she doesn’t want it because she’s a night person. Then the network plays a trump card, promising her the evening anchor chair in three years. So the fiery redhead takes the plunge, with the ultimate gig waiting down the road.
Problem is, that road is filled with two am wake-up calls and the only social life she has is one with bats and raccoons. She quickly realizes she’ll never survive the grind and decides the only way out is to get fired by being her snarky self on live television.
And the ratings skyrocket.
Veronica becomes the nation’s It Girl, so the network makes her a celebrity contestant on its most popular nighttime dance competition show, Dance Off. While her journalistic credibility is shot to hell by the show’s skimpy costumes, she’s thrown into close contact with two incredibly attractive men; her dance partner and the show’s sarcastic British judge.
And she soon discovers that love is the ultimate gig.
It’s been a long time since I last read a romcom novel. I was just craving for one after reading contemporaries for the last few days and luckily it was the perfect book to satisfy my craving. I know I’m not usually reviewing Adult Fictions but this book will not be put down unless I share it to you.
Veronica Summers was one of the coolest characters I’ve ever read. She’s snarky, sarcastic but smart. I loved her from the first page. Her character was very realistic. Dexter Bishop just happened to be her perfect complement. Basically, opposites attract but that doesn’t quite go for the two of them. Dexter was also snarky and sarcastic, but the values and ideals of a great, respectable man was still there.
The other characters of the story, like Veronica’s friends, Layla, Savannah and Scott, were really interesting and a good addition to the story.
The plot actually got me laughing a lot and yeah, mushy inside for a few moments. It’s smart, well-written and just really funny. It’s really a quick but great read. And it’s pretty amazing for a guy to write a chick-lit novel. I think I’ve never actually seen any chick-lit novel written by a man and it continues to blow my mind.
ABOUT NIC TATANO
I’ve always been a writer of some sort, having spent my career working as a reporter, anchor or producer in television news. Fiction is a lot more fun, since you don’t have to deal with those pesky things known as facts.
I spent fifteen years as a television news reporter and anchor. My work has taken me from the floors of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions to Ground Zero in New York to Jay Leno’s backyard. My stories have been seen on NBC, ABC and CNN. I still work as a freelance network field producer for FOX, NBC, CBS and ABC.
I grew up in the New York City metropolitan area and now live on the Gulf Coast where I will never shovel snow again. I’m happily married to a math teacher and we share our wonderful home with our tortoiseshell tabby cat, Gypsy.