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What Stays in Vegas by Beth Labonte
Published by Beth Labonte on May 30, 2011
Genres: Romantic Comedy, Chick Lit
Narrator: Erin Spencer
Length: 6 hours 40 minutes
Bored administrative assistant, Tessa Golden, is trapped in a life of lousy weather, irritating bosses, and mind-numbing secretarial work. Her dreams of being an artist have rapidly deteriorated into building things out of paperclips while on hold with tech support. To make matters even worse, the love of her life has gone off and married another woman.
So when Tessa is suddenly transferred to the Las Vegas branch of her company - playing wingwoman to her freshly divorced boss, juggling a client-from-hell, and catching the eye of one very eligible coworker - will her life finally be shaken up enough to straighten itself out?
I’m late to the Beth Labonte books game. Sort of. Apparently, I bought What Stays in Vegas on June 6, 2013. Why I didn’t read it until now, I’ll have no idea and I’m kicking myself. After reading Beth’s novella in the Love in an Elevator Romantic Comedy anthology, I grabbed the audiobook and gleefully listened on my daily commute, giggling for a couple hours each day until I was finished. Beth is officially on my No-Look-One-Click author list now. I snagged an interview with her (read it here) and am happy to say that we’re officially best Whovian friends. #WhoviansUnite! Ok maybe not, but a girl can dream. 🙂 The book also made me hungry for more stories about what goes on in Las Vegas, maybe to keep my imagination alight. A friend’s recommended Talk About Las Vegas to me, so I may give it a listen!
Enough rambling, though. On to the book!
What Stays in Vegas is pretty much the perfect representation of what I think all Chick Lit and Romantic Comedy novels should be. Awkwardness, laughter, taking chances, adding to the monotony of adulthood, ya know…real life? It was extremely easy to relate to Tessa being bored at work (don’t tell my boss that, even though I’m sure he knows). Fortunately, Tessa had an opportunity that she couldn’t pass up (lucky girl!) and despite some drama, the decision to even attempt a big move like she did (even if temporary) is more than I could ever do. No, I’m not jealous at all. *eyeroll* I am inspired though. Thank you, Beth!
Erin Spencer narrated the story and was more than perfect. (I’m saying that word a lot in this review…) Definitely looking for other audiobooks that Erin has contributed to. I was ecstatic to see that Beth had her narrate Summer at Sea also! I’m almost done with that one so expect another Beth Labonte review shortly!
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- In the Spotlight | Beth Labonte
- Audiobook Review | Beth Labonte – Summer at Sea
- #ShortStorySaturday Review | Beth Labonte – Down, Then Up #LIAEAnthology