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Sunday, 18 December 2011

I Heart Vegas by Lindsey Kelk

I Heart Vegas

After her first standalone novel, The Single Girl's To-Do List, Lindsey returns with a sparkling and romantic new novel in the I Heart series. Angela Clark loves her life in New York. She a Brit who's conquered the Big Apple. Unfortunately, she's also a Brit who's lost her job. And when, just a couple of weeks before Christmas, the immigration department gets wind of this, Angela needs to find a new job urgently. Or a husband. And she doesn't think her boyfriend Alex will be keen. A girls' weekend in Vegas with her best friend Jenny seems the perfect way to forget her troubles. From the minute they arrive Angela is swept up in a whirl of cocktails, outrageous outfits, late nights and brushes with the chapel of love. But rather than escaping trouble, Angela is up to her neck in it!. But what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas -- right? With a bonus Angela's Guide to Vegas - the ultimate city break guide!

The fourth book in the series written by Lindsey Kelk about Angela Clark, an English girl, living in USA. Although it is preferable to have read the previous books in the series, the book could be picked up and read as a stand alone but I think anyone who did this would soon be picking up the other three books and finding out all about Angela.

At the end of the last book, I Heart Paris, Angela lost her magazine job and the American Immigration have found out and send Angela a letter to tell her she has thirty days to leave the country. In typical Angela and her friends style they decide there are two options - find another job or marry her boyfriend, Alex. Only problem is Alex is away on tour with his band and when he returns, Angela is unsure how to brooch the subject. She doesn't want to marry just for a visa, but wants a marriage filled with love. In true Angela style she pretends it isn't happening and hides the letter. 

Her best friend Jenny organises a girls weekend to Vegas, which happens to coincide with Alex being on a stag do to Vegas. I won't spoil the story but what will happen in Vegas - will Alex find out and will they get married and live happily ever after?

This book is a great read. Angela Clark is a great lead character - she is funny but has lots of bad luck. However, she does nothing to help herself in many situations - sits back and lets it happen. I also really like Alex - he is not the usual boy band lead singer, but cares and wants to be with Angela. Jenny, Angela's best friend is still another main character and I would love someone like her to be their for me in my time of need!

I enjoy reading about Angela and although this is the fourth book in the series,  it still feels fresh and Angela's adventures are new each book. The series still has plenty of life left in it and I for one are looking forward to next year's release, I heart London. There are many events and gadgets etc that keep the book current - this has the inclusion of the Twilight saga and film.

I recommend this to book to all chick lit fans but especially lovers of Sophie Kinsella. A fantastic read and one which has left me looking forward to book five in the series!

Thank you to the publishers, Harper Collins, for sending me the book to review.

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