Let’s start off by thanking Cosmo for advertising this little gem by Jody Gehrman!
It’s not very often I read short stories, simply because I feel like I can’t connect with the characters like I can in a novel. However having said that, sometimes you come across books like ‘Bombshell’ that are just so fun to read, you forget it’s a novella and have a tiny panic attack when it ends!
Our main character is Ruby Sugars, curvy and hiding herself behind boring clothes in hopes to blend in with the crowd. You could blame ‘The Stick’ a.k.a. her size 0 creative director for Ruby’s boring wardrobe and timid attitude, filling the office with model like 20-somethings and constantly putting Ruby down, who is essentially her best worker as it is.
Incomes Ruby’s best friend, introducing her latest scheme ‘Fantasy Dating’ which is basically a blind date but without the possible committed relationship that could come from the date. Her best friend finds a ‘client’ who is into 1950’s pin-up girls and it just so happens that Ruby has a closet is full of her grandmother’s 1950’s club singer’s outfits and a Bettie Page-esque look.
Ruby reluctantly agrees to go on this fantasy date for her friend but then goes on to have the most incredible (read HOT!) night with ‘Lancer’. Little did Ruby know that when she walks into work the next day she’d meet Lancer who is actually Colin, one of three partners who run her advertising firm. Ooo, drama!
I really liked this book and I was sad when it ended, I felt like many women who read this book could probably connect with Ruby with her fuller figure and witty demeanour, and who wouldn’t love their own Colin? ;)
This is definitely a hot read and a good book for the summer!
So, it just goes to show a good story doesn’t need 300 pages right? :)
You can find Jody on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/jodygehrman
Love Beth x