Book Review: What Stays in Vegas by Beth Labonte

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Title: What Stays in Vegas
Author: Beth Labonte
Published: May 30, 2011
Publisher: Beth Labonte
ASIN: B0053GAY84
Format: Kindle Edition
Series: N/A
Acquisition: Free Download on Amazon

Purchase at: Amazon

Bored administrative assistant, Tessa Golden, is trapped in a life of lousy weather, irritating bosses, and mind-numbing secretarial work. Her dreams of being an artist have rapidly deteriorated into building things out of paperclips while on hold with tech support. To make matters even worse, the love of her life has gone off and married another woman.
So when Tessa is suddenly transferred to the Las Vegas branch of her company – playing wingwoman to her freshly divorced boss, juggling a client from hell, and catching the eye of one very eligible coworker – will her life finally be shaken up enough to straighten itself out?

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This book is part of July’s Random Reads so I simply downloaded it without expectations because it was free~ However, at first glance, it simply looks like your typical contemporary romantic comedy. Now I don’t really have much to say about this book so I will keep it short~

The plot is a little predictable with very few surprises along the way so I won’t really dwell on that much any more. I just have to say that it kept me reading anyway. It’s not as funny as I’d wanted it to be, especially considering that it’s listed under the humor genre. But there were times that made me smile or laugh a little. I will be talking more on the main characters in the story. There are other side characters, but I guess you can just read about them yourself?

Tessa Golden is an artist, but she let go of her passion to earn money instead. She ended up as an administrative assistant at an engineering company. She’s been doing it for years so she got better and better at it, but her love for creating things never died, resulting to using office supplies for her little sculptures. Tessa was an okay main character, I think. I just hate when she started flirting and leading on Nick, her MARRIED best friend. And it doesn’t help that Nick went after her too. He’s an awful guy, and I wouldn’t care for him even if he looks like an Abercrombie & Fitch model.

Kendra is an extremely kind and generous boss, which comes with the wealth and beautiful exterior. She flew Tessa in to Vegas and gave her great hotel accommodations, rental car, etc. Are there really bosses who would give that much to their employee? But her life’s not so picture-perfect after all. She also gave up going into the arts because she is the sole heir of the company, and she married an awful guy. As her life falls apart, Tessa helps her along the way.

Now let’s go to the real reason why I love this book – Chris. He is just a DREAMY dork. Yes, I love the kind, sweet, and dorky guys. I find them really adorable, and Chris is definitely adorable. He is an engineer in the company, and his idea for fun is board games, video games, and the like. I just LOVE him!

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OVERALL,  I think this was a light and easy read. There were a couple of frustrating parts, but I don’t think that they’re that extreme that you’d want to stop reading. Well, that’s what I feel anyway. If you can live with liking a book for the adorable dorky guy, then I suggest you read this book. 🙂

RATING:

3-star

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Disclaimer:

  • This review is not meant to hurt the author in any way. This is my honest opinion on what I have read.
  • This is all based on personal opinion, and as much as I’m open to other people’s opinions, I hope you understand that this is based on what I feel. I avoid giving out spoilers as much as possible, too.
  • I do not own most of the images I use, and some may be subject to editing.
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