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Review: Beth Labonte – What Stays in Vegas

Beth Labonte - What Stays in VegasI seem to be getting through Kindle books faster than regular books recently, mostly because I can read them on my lunch break at work without getting a million questions about what I’m reading and suggestions for what I should read next. Don’t get me wrong, I love finding new books, but my ‘to-read’ list is longer than I care to admit to.

Tessa is having a bad day. Sent to deliver some documents and an hour away from the office in the worst weather, she gets a phone call to say that actually, although she is now halfway there, the documents don’t need sending after all. And to make matters worse, when she returns to work, she’s summoned to her boss’ office with no idea what he wants. But her day takes a turn for the better, and she finds out she’s been sent from her dreary office in Boston to the office in Las Vegas for a three month maternity cover post by personal invitation of Kendra Stoltz, the head of the Vegas office.

Tessa is quite apprehensive about leaving. She’s had a crush on Nick, a guy in her office, for such a long time and even though he is now married, she thinks that his marriage might be on shaky ground leaving a gap open for her to pick up the pieces. But when she gets to Vegas, she finds that Kendra has gone all out to make her feel welcome; a fancy hotel suite, well stocked bar, and a corner office with a fabulous view of Vegas. And to top it off, Tessa hits it off with Chris, one of the guys in the office next door.

But we know that things never run smoothly in these books, and Nick turns up at Tessa’s hotel, ruining things with Chris. And Kendra is going off the rails too, leaving Tessa to try and keep things on track. But can she succeed? Well I won’t spoil the ending, but I will say that I was quite pleasantly surprised.

All round, it was quite a good book. It definitely kept me turning the pages, but I didn’t feel too much connection to the characters to pull me in and make me care about what happened. Not bad for a free book though.

3-5

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