The Accidental Socialite
By Stephanie Wahlstrom
ISBN: April 15, 2014
Publication Date: 9780615933573
Reviewed from: an ARC provided by the author and YA Bound Tours--Thank You!
Quirky and clumsy twenty-two-year-old Paige Crawford arrives in London on a cold Saturday in January. Just when Paige starts to think that moving thousands of miles away from home with no real plan was a bad idea, Jason Frost appears. Confident and classy, Jason is the complete opposite of Paige and just what she needs in her life, or so she thinks.
But before their romance has time to blossom, Paige trips and falls into the arms of a mysterious man on a drunken night out. She’s snapped by paparazzi, and newspaper headlines the next day suggest that she’s having an affair with a married footballer.
Paige finds herself instantly elevated to tabloid celebrity status which isn’t exactly a picnic, particularly when trying to juggle her new job at Fashionista magazine, a catalog of dating disasters and a nagging doubt that she maybe she can’t conquer London after all.
When a trip back to Canada for Christmas reminds Paige why she left her old life behind, she returns to London with renewed vigor realizing that while jobs, flats and men may come and go, friends in London are forever.
This book is a humorous, lighthearted read that is great fun. It has a bit of something for everyone: obviously humor as I already mentioned but also discovering yourself, adventure, friendships, romance and travel. Despite the drinking and the obviously mistakes the main character Paige makes, because who does not make mistakes at when they are only 22 years old, the book is what I would deem a "clean" new adult read.
There were points that left me a little wanting: I got frustrated with choices Paige was making, but again, she is only 22 so I felt it was true to character. The humor sometime was not my cup of tea, but that was for me personally as a reader. Word of caution though: just because I say that it is lighthearted and fun, I do not mean it is flaky. There is some emotional deepness in this that should not be discounted.
Overall, if you are looking for a book to take you away to Britain with a main character that is a young Bridget Jones-esque character than The Accidental Socialite should be on your to-be-read list!
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About Stephanie Wahlstrom:
Growing up in Edmonton, Canada, a significant amount of Stephanie’s time was spent making up and acting out stories. She was studying to be an actress when she realized there weren’t any parts for women being written. So, Stephanie wrote herself a short screenplay just to be in it, and quickly realized that writing was her true passion. She graduated from the University of Alberta with an English and Sociology degree and she also has a Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts from Red Deer College. After a fateful trip to Mexico in 2006, Stephanie decided to move to New York City to work in film development. A year later she went back home to write My Green House, a factual TV series. Stephanie moved to London in 2008 and aside from being obsessed with eggs benedict, fruit roll- ups and travelling, she also works in children’s television. The Accidental Socialite is her first novel.
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**I read this title in April 2014**