Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Book Review- The Overnight Socialite

I just finished reading The Overnight Socialite by Bridie Clark.

Lucy Jo is just a normal mid-west girl with big dreams. She moved to New York City to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a fashion designer. But life is rough. She is doing a menial job in a designer sweatshop. Just when she thinks she might have an opening to pursue her dreams, disaster strikes. She's ready to give it all up and go home when she meets Wyatt.

Wyatt Hayes had just gotten out of relationship with the top socialite Cornelia. He needs to prove to himself and the world that he still has it and decides to transform Lucy into an "It" girl. He trains her in manners, sets her up on an exercise program to get her a fit figure, and teaches her the ways of the high society. And just when Lucy thinks she might get another chance to pursue her dream, distater strikes once again. Will Lucy get her dream, or will she pack it up and move back home to Minnesota.

This was the typical rags to riches plot. But the whole story definitely had a unique side to it. I loved all of the characters- Wyatt and Lucy, and Eloise and Trip. I was rooting for Lucy--I wanted her to come out on top! And I loved that Wyatt seemed changed. I could identify with Eloise and her feelings about her relationship with Trip. And I like the ending between those two, even though it may not be the happiest. The only thing I can say that I didn't like about the story was that I wish it was longer. I would love to know more about what happened between Wyatt and Lucy. This was a really cute, fun, high-society story!

I gave this book a rating of 4/5.


  1. Looks like a fun read! Thanks for the review!

  2. Hmm, I haven't heard of this book before. The teaser was interesting though, I think I'll have to go look it up