Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bond Girl by Erin Duffy...R&G!

I just wrapped up another great read and am so excited to share the book Bond Girl by Erin Duffy with you!  Here is the scoop...

When other little girls were dreaming about becoming doctors or lawyers, Alex Garrett set her sights on conquering the high-powered world of Wall Street. And though she's prepared to fight her way into an elitist boys' club, or duck the occasional errant football, she quickly realizes she's in over her head when she's relegated to a kiddie-size folding chair with her new moniker—Girlie—inscribed in Wite-Out across the back.

No matter. She's determined to make it in bond sales at Cromwell Pierce, one of the Street's most esteemed brokerage firms. Keeping her eyes on the prize, the low Girlie on the totem pole will endure whatever comes her way—whether trekking to the Bronx for a $1,000 wheel of Parmesan cheese; discovering a secretary's secret Friday night slumber/dance party in the conference room; fielding a constant barrage of "friendly" practical jokes; learning the ropes from Chick, her unpredictable, slightly scary, loyalty-demanding boss; babysitting a colleague while he consumes the contents of a vending machine on a $28,000 bet; or eluding the advances of a corporate stalker who's also one of the firm's biggest clients.

Ignoring her friends' pleas to quit, Alex excels (while learning how to roll with the punches and laugh at herself) and soon advances from lowly analyst to slightly-less-lowly associate. Suddenly, she's addressed by her real name, and the impenetrable boys' club has transformed into forty older brothers and one possible boyfriend. Then the apocalypse hits, and Alex is forced to choose between sticking with Cromwell Pierce as it teeters on the brink of disaster or kicking off her Jimmy Choos and running for higher ground.

Fast-paced, funny, and thoroughly addictive, Bond Girl will leave you cheering for Alex: a feisty, ambitious woman with the spirit to stand up to the best (and worst) of the boys on the Street—and ultimately rise above them all.

I had heard this book was reminisicnet of The Devil Wears Prada (which I loved!) and it definitely does.  Bond Girl is witty, fast paced and takes a peek into a world many of us are very unfamiliar with.  Alex works in world most would not last a second in (I want even tell you the silly and ridiculous  things her boss forces her to do as part of the learning process or hazing!) and it is exciting, overwhelming and filled with excess.  I enjoyed taggging along for the ride but was glad it was not me!  Alex is definitely a character you will find yourself rooting for and the author, Erin Duff, has made her easily relatable and likeable.  I was laughing alound on several occasions and groaning at her embarassment in others.  Bond Girl is an exciting, funny and witty novel and I highly recommend it!  Pick up your copy today on Amazon....

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39 comments:

Vidya-BooksAreMagic said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I am from India..I hope this is International..

LUCKYLADY48 said...

What appeals me about this book is that it's fast-paced and shows a woman can ambitious without stepping on toes.
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Carl said...

Wall Street is such a timely setting these days. It would be interesting to get a perspective on how it works.

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I'd enjoy reading about Wall Street.
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Natiiii said...

thank you for this giveaway:)
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Karla said...

What appeals to me is that the book sounds witty and amusing

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I enjoy books about strong women

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It looks like a good book.

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Sarah said...

you said it's a funny book so Id love to read it to get a laugh :)

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I like that it is Fast-paced and funny.

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I like the humor and the strong character
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Mj Heckert said...

It sounds like this book will give me a little humor, which is something I like in a book :)

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tavernie said...

The excitment of it appeals to me!

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Lana Bradstream said...

It sounds hilarious! That is what appeals to me!

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

This looks awesome. Just a new avenue for a good story
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I love most kinds of fiction and I especially love books that have a woman as the lead character.

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Nancy said...

I'd like to learn more about bond markets via this fiction book.

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Becca Ann said...

Looks like a great story!

Nickolay said...

I am fascinated with Wall Street and everything about it. I would love to read this

Brittany Boardley Renaldi said...

I like that it's similar to The Devil Wears Prada.

Anna Galanos said...

Honestly, I like the shoe on the cover. :)

Diana said...

Sounds like it could be an amusing book
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Valeen said...

It interests me because it's peek into a world that I'm not (or never will be) a part of. I think that's what I love about most books, introducing me to new things!

Emily said...

I love to read a variety of books. This one looks fun.

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Barbara said...

I like stories where women are powerful in their intellect.

Tamar said...

I love books about empowerment.

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bloomerbear said...

I like it because she takes a stand for woman every where...

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Because I love books that make me laugh!

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Crib Couture said...

It isn't the kind of book I'd usually read, but it intrigues me as it's called Bond girl and I am so obsessed with the Sean Connery version of bond, so it makes me want to read it. ;)

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Nikki Lynn Hanna said...

Thanks for the giveaway :), after reading your review for this book, this sounds like it would be really good and something I would enjoy

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