Title: Holly’s Inbox
Author: Holly Denham
Genre/Audience: Chick lit, adult
Publication: Gemma Halliday Publishing, 2014
Holly is a new receptionist at a huge, bustling bank. She’s totally lost and in over her head, but things start looking up when she makes friends with some of her coworkers, finds old friends there, and even starts dating a handsome VP. Mixed in with e-mails with all of them are messages with her crazy family and best friends, a gay man and a… “promiscuous” girl. Soon, though, things begin falling apart for Holly at her new job when she gets dumped, gets back-stabbed, and an old flame joins the company, revealing her secret past and heartbreaks.
I thought this book was slow to start. In fact, about 200 pages in, I set it aside to read another book that needed to be returned. Then, I picked it back up after I finished the other book and it got SO good. At first, it was just back and forth e-mails without much going on, then about halfway through, it really picked up! Lots of stuff went down and I was dying to know what would happen. Catty friends, crazy fun friends, handsome backstabbers, secret pasts… it had it all!
The book is around 700 pages, BUUUUT, it’s all written in e-mail form so it’s quite a quick read. A lot of the e-mails are really short, and I wish some of them had actually been a bit longer, but overall, the book flies by. Holly and her friends were really likable and entertaining, while the couple of backstabbers were completely dreadful and made me SO angry. I think this book portrayed a variety of different relationships realistically, like with her grandmother and parents, and I liked that aspect a lot.
Overall, fun brit chick-lit! I really wanted to get my hands on the sequel, so when I went to my job at the library on Thursday, I searched the catalog and they didn’t have it. 🙁 Boooo. Guess I’ll have to wait!