Friday, May 20, 2016

@BookSpark #bestsummerever #SCR2016 #Review #TheAssistants @CamillePerri #MMBBR


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The debut novel that J. Courtney Sullivan calls “addictive, hilarious, and smart. It’s "9 to 5 for the student loan generation” and Publishers Weekly describes as “if the characters from HBO’s Girls were capable of larceny and blackmail.”
Rule #1: All important men have assistants. Rule #2: Men rule the world. Still. Rule #3: There is enough money. There is so much money.

Tina Fontana is a thirty-year-old executive assistant to Robert Barlow, the CEO of Titan Corp., a multinational media conglomerate. She’s excellent at her job and beloved by her famous boss—but after six years of making reservations and pouring drinks from bottles that cost more than her rent, the glamour of working for a media company in New York has completely faded, but her student loan debt has not. 

When a technical error with Robert’s expense report presents Tina with the opportunity to pay off the entire balance of her loans with what would essentially be pocket change for her boss, she hesitates. She’s always played by the rules, but this would be a life-changer. As Tina begins to fall down the rabbit hole of her morally questionable plan, other assistants with crushing debt and fewer scruples approach her to say that they want in. Before she knows it, she’s at the forefront of a movement that has implications far beyond what anyone anticipated.

Featuring an eclectic clan of coconspirators, a love interest far too handsome to be trusted, and a razor-sharp voice full of wry humor, The Assistants is a rallying cry for the leagues of overeducated and underpaid women who are asking themselves, How is it that after all these years, we are still assistants?

THE REVIEW:  This book was AMAZING.  I just loved it!  I have been telling so many people that they NEED to read it.  It is a fun, engaging story about what it would be like to take advantage of somebody else's mistake and to pay off ALL your student loans with a click of a few buttons.  Would you take the chance to live debt free or would you fix the error and continue to the chisel away at the debt for what feels like the rest of your life???  There were so many times that I laughed out loud and thought to myself "What would I do?"  The cast of characters in this book was just fran-freakin-tastic...a mix of misfits, that seemed to fit together.  It was so fun watching the dynamics play out as the stress of the situation increased.  I could see this as an AMAZING blockbuster movie!  Actually, that is what I really want to see.  It was one of my favorite books that I have read in a while.  There was humor, love, friendship, shenanigans and fun galore (as well as some significant stress).  I cannot wait to see what Perri comes up with next, because folks, this is her debut...there could be more of this awesome coming down the hatch!!!  Aren't we so lucky???  I sure think so... 5 HUGE stars    


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