Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista
written by Aven Ellis
published by Soul Mate
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It was a sweet read that made time fly as I was reading it. I read every free chance I had and finished it in a day.
Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista is a fun story that will leave you swooning and giddy. It’s a story about not judging a book by its cover and overcoming your fears. It was fun to watch Avery grow over the course of this book. She started out as a young, stereotypical fashionista but changed over time. I don’t want to spoil anything by going into specifics, but her determination and presentation on that work project are admirable. She went for it. Deke was hard to figure out throughout the book. As soon as I thought I had him figured out, I would get confused by his actions and start second-guessing myself. His character was written brilliantly. And the end!!! Oh, the end. I stayed up late to finish this one. I had to see how it ended. And the end made me smile. And squeal. And do a happy dance.
Ms. Ellis is now a must-read author for me. I can’t wait to read whatever she has planned next.
Would I recommend it: I would recommend Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista and any of Ms. Ellis’s other books.
About the book – 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 commodity 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 . . .
About the author: Aven Ellis has been writing fiction since she was sixteen. She studied communications at a large Midwestern university, and after graduation, Aven worked as a reporter for a community newspaper, followed by a stint at a public relations agency.
But writing about city council meetings and restaurant franchises was not as much fun as writing for young women trying to figure out their careers and potential boyfriends. So Aven got herself a job in television that allowed her to write at night. Connectivity is Aven’s debut novel; Waiting For Prince Harry and Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista(New Adult romantic comedy) will be published this year.
Aven lives in Dallas with her family. When she is not writing, Aven enjoys shopping, cooking, connecting with friends on social media, and watching any show that features Gordon Ramsay.