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I Heart Vegas - Lindsey Kelk (book review) *contains spoilers*


Book: I Heart Vegas
Author: Lindsey Kelk
Genre: Chick- Lit, Romance, Contemporary
Published By: Harper
Published Year: 2011

My Review:
Having seen this in a bookshop and thinking it looked different from my normal reads and books I had picked up recently I thought I would give this a read. As my first from Lindsey Kelk I didn't realise that this was in fact the fourth book in the I Heart series.

I Heart Vegas is about a woman called Angela who has just received a letter that she is to be deported back to the United Kingdom in only four weeks time and needs to find herself a new visa or get married. As her friends try to cheer her up they end up going to Vegas for four days, where there is drama and romance! Will Angela manage to find a new job and receive a working visa? Will she marry her boyfriend Alex? or will she end up getting deported back to the United Kingdom?

I thought that this book was very well written and took me completely by surprise. Having not read the others in the series I was glad that I didn't need to know them in order to enjoy this book and that it was good as a stand alone. I did find that I was getting to know the characters really well and that I ended up falling in love with Alex a little myself, which did help me to enjoy the book a lot more than I expected! By having the drama with Angela and finding out why she is having such struggles with finding a new job in New York due to her old boss blacklisting her from all publishers the reader really starts to feel for Angela. With that becoming a huge struggle in her path the reader wonders how she will be able to overcome this to get a working visa especially as her old boss is trying to get her kicked off of her article in London as well. As her friends do try to help her, you come across a woman in which Angela doesn't like and who is also a model in which they just seem to clash with personalities. However, as they get closer and the reader sees she is really trying to help Angela even if it's not in a way in which she would have wanted it is nice to see she is getting a lot more support. While in Vegas seeing how they go all out VIP and Angela gets into a huge fight with Alex, you can understand just how much Angela's life is falling apart around her and as a result makes you feel for her character a lot more. I do think that Alex's reactions to the situation was well written as it made his character more real as it is how someone would react to being lied to and possibly losing the one they love without being able to do anything about it and the anger and upset in which that causes him. Having the ending where Angela is able to make her own magazine by having help from those in which she has created connections with is something in which I thought was clever way of her to keep a working visa and showed how she was able to do it by herself to stay in America. I also thought by having the wedding proposal at the ending from Alex in which he had been planning since the beginning was really sweet and did make me personally smile a lot and get really excited about. This also make me want to pick up the other books to find out more about their relationship.

The only thing I didn't like about this book was Angela's character in which she seemed like she always needed the attention and tried to make people feel sorry on her by causing drama, even though she was trying to walk away from it during the book. However, I did get used to her character and end up liking her but she was difficult for me to like and to connect with.

Overall, this is a good romance novel which didn't always focus on the romance but on the problem in which was in the way. I would recommend this for people who like romance novels and want a nice and easy read to relax with. After having read this I really want to read the rest of the series and find out more about the characters and how they develop!

My Rating: 5/5 

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