Saturday, January 4, 2014

Shy Town Girls: Ivy by Katie Leimkuehler, Jennifer Yih, and M.G. Wilson

Shy Town Girls #2

From Goodreads

Ivy Westin, sassy with confidence to spare, lives life according to her own rules whether people like it or not—and not everyone does. At twenty-four, Ivy has almost everything she wants: a killer career in PR, fabulous friends, and a line of guys around the block. Not to mention she lives in one of the greatest cities in the world—Chicago.

But all that changes when Ivy’s best friend, Ella, invites her playboy brother, Shane, to town. But Shane isn’t the only guy causing havoc in her life. Ivy’s father, who has been out of the picture for over a decade, suddenly returns and starts meddling where he isn’t welcome.

Ivy turns to her friends Ella, Bobbie, and Meryl, who all live together in the Gold Coast, for support. The one thing getting her through it all: rooftop nights splitting bottles of wine and sharing stories about their dating disasters and careers they’ve killed to be in—that are now are killing them. Ivy—once on top of the world—now finds herself drowning in her own lies. She’ll have to decide whether to come clean and risk ruining a friendship or to keep her mouth shut and hope her secret will never be revealed. 

My Review:

Ivy’s story in Shy Town Girls was one I could not put down.  I believe I read it in almost a day and am sad that it is over.   I fell in love with the Shy Town girls; Ivy, Ella, Meryl, and Bobbie.   Of course I loved the cocky, self assured Shane too.   It was also a book that I could see where it was heading from the very beginning, but knew the road to happiness would be full of twists, turns, and a lot of fun times.  

The fact that it was set in Chicago, which is just 2 hours from where I am, made it that more enjoyable.  I know what a HUGE party Chicago turns into on St. Patrick’s Day.   I love shopping Michigan St. and looking at the window displays.   I could relate to the beautiful scenery when looking out a high rise window.   And I could definitely relate to the cold weather that was described.  

I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a fun, loving book about friends and falling in love.

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