One of my besties recommended I read The Summer Job and as we tend to mostly like the same books so I was lucky enough to receive a gifted copy from G.P. Putnam's Sons and give it a read and boy am I so glad I did!
The Summer Job is laugh out loud funny, with my kind of self-deprecating humour that speaks to me. For those who personally know me, self-deprecating dry humour = me. The protagonist, Birdie wanting to prove to herself that she can follow through and excel in something was relatable in so many ways. However, I don’t think I could ever try to pull off impersonating my best friend for a job. I have too much of a guilty conscience.
The romance wasn’t the central focus of this book and I really liked that. I enjoyed the antics that Birdie got herself into and the passion to learn something new when she lived a life full of curveballs. But it also didn’t hurt to have a swoony Scottish man in the picture who added an extra layer of intrigue to the plot.
Overall, this was a fun, light read that will have you rooting for Birdie and laughing about the situations she lands herself in.
Thank you G.P. Putnam’s Sons for the finished copy. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Birdy has made a mistake. Everyone imagines running away from their life at some point. But Birdy has actually done it. And the life she's run into is her best friend Heather's. The only problem is, she hasn't told Heather.
The summer job at the highland Scottish hotel that her world class wine-expert friend ditched turns out to be a lot more than Birdy bargained for. Can she survive a summer pretending to be her best friend? And can Birdy stop herself from falling for the first man she's ever actually liked, but who thinks she's someone else?
One good friend's very bad decision is at the heart of this laugh-out-loud love story and unexpected tale of a woman finally finding herself in the strangest of places.