I just finished reading Super in the City by Daphne Uviller.
In this off-the-beaten-sidewalk debut, native New Yorker Daphne Uviller reveals the secrets of a sexy, story-filled Big Apple, where a mystery lurks behind every apartment door—and a savvy but slightly lost young woman unexpectedly finds herself holding the keys.
In a city brimming with opportunities for heroism, twenty-seven-year-old Zephyr Zuckerman has often fantasized about committing acts of bravery that would make front-page news. Now she may get her big break—though it may require plunging a few toilets. When the superintendent of her parents’ Greenwich Village brownstone is led away in handcuffs, unemployed Zephyr takes over his post and unleashes her inner sleuth: discovering titillating secrets about her tenants—from a smoky-voiced Frenchwoman who entertains throngs of unsavory visitors to a moody musician who just has to be hiding something—and realizing that her new reality is far more intriguing than her imagination.
Soon Zephyr has sussed out wrongs that stretch from losers on the Internet to art fraud and an international crime ring. The mob thinks she’s in the FBI, and the FBI thinks she’s in the mob—a predicament she needs to clear up fast. But perhaps not before the cute, surly exterminator helps her solve the mystery of what to do with the rest of her life….
So, I've had this book on my bookshelf for almost two and a half years and I have to admit that I only picked it up because I needed it for a reading challenge. And I'm so glad that I did...its just what I needed right now--something light hearted and funny--nothing deep or sad.
I really liked Zephyr. And I have to say that we have a lot in common. Both of us took quite a while to get un-obsessed with our loser ex who just strung us along. Both of us have a huge imagination and are very curious. And hey, both of us want to sit on a jury! I loved her Sterling girls. What a fun group! But I couldn't decide on Gregory. I couldn't decide if he was truly a nice guy or not. Oh well.
There was a nice little mystery in the story and I definitely didn't figure it out ahead of time, although maybe I should have. But this book was a nice light chick-lit story that I definitely enjoyed reading!
I gave this book a rating of 4/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2011 A to Z Challenge: U
2011 100+ Reading Challenge: 121
*FTC Disclosure: I traded this book with a friend.