My Review of “Best Friend for Hire” by Mary Carlomagno

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I enjoyed reading “Best Friend for Hire” by Mary Carolomagno.  I received a copy of this ARC for my honest review.

The genres of this novel are Women’s Fiction and Humor.

I found that this was a very witty, and at times extremely humorous book. The author does an amazing job of telling the story.

The characters are described as complex, complicated , flawed, and likeable. My favorite character is Jessica De Salvo. I can picture being a good friend or neighbor with Jessica. I was certainly rooting for her and cheering her on!!

The story starts with Jessica awaiting a promotion in her job, that she has worked in for ten years, as a publicist, and actually playing out the scene in her mind, where she gets her promotion. Instead, Jessica finds herself fired. What is Jessica to do now? Jessica wants to talk to a sort of “boyfriend”, and find  the” boyfriend” with her neighbor as a couple. It certainly hasn’t been a good day.

Jessica just happens to fall into a role where she can be a “best friend for hire.” The adventures that occur had me chucking. One of them actually had me laughing so much that I had tears in my eyes, and I had to use my inhaler. ( I really am not thrilled about having to use it, but I needed the laugh.) In one of her attempts at helping others, Jessica tries to save a very handsome bartender from losing the bar he works in.

I like the way the author describes Jessica’s efforts to find herself, gain confidence and have hope. I also like how the author describes friendship, family, love, support and encouragement.

This was a wonderful read and I would recommend this highly. I look forward to reading more of this author’s work.

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