Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

By Jenny Colgan

I wasn’t trailing in the gutter. Yet somehow that was worse. When everything is as bad as it can possibly be at least you stand out for being a complete disaster. You’re still special, just special for being such an unbelievable fuckup. People speak about you in vaguely hushed tones all the time. Whereas when everything is patently going to be average and you’re just going to have to get through it—that, in a funny way, is much harder. I couldn’t throw my hands up in the air and go to bed for a week. I had to soldier on.

This was a cute book along the light lines of Meg Cabot and Sophie Kinsella. The plot intrigued me: Rich spoiled girl forced to make it on her own. I have seen movies with this trope, but can’t remember reading any other books with that plot line. I will probably try some more by this author because I did like her voice. A couple of things prevented me from loving it. I didn’t like the love interest. No matter how much he was redeemed in the end I didn’t like how he used women through most of the book. And, if he was so attracted to Sophie, why did he not try harder to repair the misunderstanding? I’m going to have to put a spoiler alert on this because part of the plot of this was who she was going to end up with. I liked Eck because he was the underdog, and didn’t like how the author besmirched his nice guy character in the end. Don’t like Bad Boys and don’t like when they end up with the girl usually. Also, the filth that her 4 male roommates lived in before she came was just disgusting. How could any guy that has any character at all live like that? Just didn’t understand it.
But I did like Sophie’s journey a lot. This was my second chance Jenny Colgan as I was not overwhelmed by the first book I read by her. I will proceed with caution.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

June 16, 2020

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