Following on from the first book in this series, What a Girl Wants starts with another dramatic opening. Tess and Amy are in a prison cell, but we have absolutely no idea what has happened in the lead up to this moment. We’re then transported back in time and left on tenterhooks waiting to catch up.
Definite spoilers for the first book here, so back away if you haven’t read the first in the series yet!
At the end of the first book, Tess has left Hawaii and Nick has left Tess. But when she gets back to the UK, Charlie is there waiting for her, and he has figured out that he wants Tess to be his girlfriend.
It’s quite an abrupt change from Charlie’s mood before Tess left for Hawaii, and Tess is not sure. This probably has quite a lot to do with the handsome Nick who has gone awol and is not answering her calls.
Charlie also wants to go into partnership with her on a work basis too – putting together their own ad agency, and while she was in Hawaii, he already has clients lined up for them.
Then Tess is offered an amazing opportunity to fly to Milan to work on a project with Al, the fashion designer she was working with in Hawaii. He seems to have a soft spot for Tess and it’s her dream career.
When Charlie tells Tess that he loves her and her reaction is not exactly ideal, she decides to fly out to Milan for a week for this job. And who would be there but Nick…
I won’t go into too many more details before I spoil the whole book, but what I will say is that I found it very hard to judge characters throughout this book. I swung wildly between thinking Nick was amazing, to thinking he was a complete idiot, to wondering if he was behind one of the shadier parts of the storyline.
I also had my misgivings about Amy, Paige and Kekipi, so you can probably tell I found it quite hard to predict how this book would end.
I’m so glad I have book 3 to move straight on to this weekend, I can’t wait to see what happens for Tess next.