Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista
by Aven Ellis
Summary from Goodreads:
Recent college graduate Avery Andrews is ready to begin a new life in the big city. She’s landed an apartment in Chicago’s famed Lincoln Park neighborhood–and has her eye on the cute commodities trader just a floor above.
If Premier Airlines knew about her fear of flying, they never would have hired her to be their marketing assistant—but it’s not like Avery wants a lifelong career. Right now she simply wants a job to pay her bills…and fund a few little shopping excursions, too.
Her new lifestyle comes with a price tag, as Avery is not only faced with paying a ridiculous rent but finds she’s perceived as one of the vacant, husband-hunting fashionistas who live in the area. Avery resents this stereotype—so she doesn’t want a lifelong career, and she loves fashions she can’t afford, but that doesn’t mean she is empty-headed and spoiled, does it?
When an opportunity to participate in a documentary at work arises, Avery finds a two-fold solution to her problems. She’ll earn extra money for it, and the documentary will show her as a serious career woman, enabling her to shed that husband-hunting fashionista label for good.
When the camera is on, Avery attempts to be a motivated professional woman. But when she is challenged by Deacon Ryan, the videographer assigned to cover her story, Avery finds herself wanting things she was never supposed to want—like a lasting career—and Deacon. And Avery might just gain more from the experience than a perfect career image and extra cash to put in her Tory Burch wallet…
Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista is not really what it appears to be. Initially, you might be tempted to jump to conclusions or label Avery as vapid and shallow. But I assure you this is not the case and you will be pleasantly surprised. I ended up liking Avery a whole lot as I got to know her throughout the book. At first she was a little lost and confused about what she wanted, but she eventually found her way and it was rewarding to see her grow as a person.
Deacon on the other hand was a totally different story. Deke had me from day one. There was something about his character that I found sooo appealing. I loved the way he studied Avery but wouldn’t give anything away. He seemed so mysterious and although the uncertainty was killing me, I loved every minute of it! This unlikely couple had me on the edge of my seat, waiting to see how it all worked out.
What an amazing read this was -definitely one of my favorites! Once I picked up the book, I had a really hard time putting it down. Deke and Avery just stole my heart, I can’t get them out of my head now!!!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
5 out of 5 stars