After a disastrous show, performance artist Neale Delacroix decides to trades in the stage for corporate America–where she discovers she is capable of more than she ever thought possible.
This book is basically about a twenty-eight-year-old who decides to start “Adulting” with the help of her roommate, sisters, and cute new co-worker. I would classify this book as women’s fiction with a splash of romance. I know teen me would have loved to read a book centered around an eccentric but loving family of sucessful Black artists living in Washington state.
The book is light and humorous. Woolridge notably creates a wonderfully diverse and inclusive community in a way I wish more authors (and editors) would. Neale is an easy character to root for though at times she does come off as (for lack of a better word) a bit like Mary Sue. She is always able to make things work in her favor and anyone who slightly questions her is a villain.
I gather this book is a part of a series that follows the three Delcroix sisters. While I didn’t feel like I was missing anything by starting with book two, I can see the appeal of going back to the first book.
This is from Amazon’s Montlake Imprint. I know Amazon is an evil corporation but I find that I enjoy books put out by them.
Unrelated, the art style on this book cover just doesn’t work for me. It’s a little to abstract. Also I feel like putting the love interest on the cover makes it seems like this is a romance–which it is not. On the flipside, I think if they put a sole female character on the cover it looks YA.
1/2 of the blogging duo at Books and Sensibility, I have been blogging about and reviewing books since 2011. I read any and every genre, here on the blog I mostly review Fantasy, Adult Fiction, and Young Adult with a focus on audiobooks.