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Chick-lit takes on the New York art scene in Rice's enjoyable debut. Gallery director Izzy Duncan is beginning to make her mark at the Emerson Bond Gallery. When the gallery's eccentric benefactor suddenly dies, Izzy's life is thrown into a tailspin. She thinks her new boss may just be her Prince Charming, and her ardor overrides her concern over the direction he's taking the gallery. Meanwhile, she's working overtime to get back in the good graces of a new artist she inadvertently offended. There's a Sex in the City vibe to this novel that will attract some readers, and a sentimental side that will appeal to the true romantics. Izzy is entrenched in the glamorous world of artists and celebrities, but her own hopes and problems seem realistic. This book is bound to please young women seeking the same sort of fulfillment in their work and love lives that Izzy is. --Aleksandra Kostovski Copyright 2006 Booklist
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Isabel loves her job at a New York art gallery and can't wait for her promotion, but when the wealthy owner of the gallery dies suddenly, Isabel's life goes into a tailspin. She manages to make a horrible first impression on both her gorgeous new boss and the gallery's latest hot-shot artist. Meanwhile, her best guy friend is turning into a newspaper sensation-a male Carrie Bradshaw-with his article on using pickup lines, and her cousin, who once stole Izzy's boyfriend, is now stealing her dream wedding. A fun and frothy debut from a former Dial Press editor. Rebecca Vnuk is currently Head of Adult Services, River Forest Public Library, IL. She reviews chick lit for Library Journal and wrote a collection development article on the topic, "Hip Lit for Hip Chicks," LJ 7/05, p. 42-45 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.