Friday, August 11, 2017

Guest Book Review: Best Friend for Hire

By Shana Javery

I’m not one to give away the story line in a review. I read just enough of the book description to get the gist of the story. Sometimes I don’t read more than one or two lines. I like to be surprised! For that reason, I’ve opted not to attach the Goodreads synopsis because it gives away too much in my opinion. So, I will tell you a few things about the premise of the book. Jessie DeSalvo, a born and bred Jersey girl, thinks she’s about to get her dream promotion but instead she gets escorted out the door at her beloved job! From that moment on, Jessie fervently tries to figure out what she can do to make a living and pay her bills. She basically stumbles into the idea that everyone needs a friend to help them out and in that moment her business plan is created! That also explains the book title: Best Friend for Hire. As someone who has done the self-employment route for years, I really related to this story and Jessie’s journey. When reading the book I was reminded of something one of my first clients ever told me: self-employment should really be referred to as self-UNemployment! Ah, those peaks and valleys!

So, the reader gets to see what Jessie does to find clients and gets to know those clients through the incredible wit of the heroine of this story. Jessie is HYSTERICAL! I laughed A LOT while reading this book because her sarcasm jumps off the page. My favorite part? Getting to know Jessie’s Italian-American family! What a riot! Basically, if you want to read a book that will make you smile while reading, Best Friend for Hire should be on your to-be-read list. I’d read anything else by author Mary Carlomagno because I truly love her writing style!

Thanks to Laura Rossi Public Relations for the book in exchange for an honest review.

Shana Javery is an attorney mediator with a background in employment law. She is thrilled to have renewed her lifelong love of reading over the past few years. Recently, Shana even had the chance to edit a friend's book, something which she thoroughly enjoyed. Shana resides in Plano, Texas with her husband and the family dog Smoochy. Shana's renewed interest in reading is partly due to her empty nest, something she doesn't enjoy as much as others might.


Janine said...

I enjoyed your review.

Order Period said...

Thank you Shana Javery for the beautiful review! I really appreciate your kind words and I am thrilled that you loved the book!

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SLJ said...

Thanks for your replies everyone!