Tessa Golden has had enough of her mediocre life. Working as an administrative assistant for a design engineering company, she has been in love with her co-worker, Nick, for 3 years although he has placed her clearly in friend-zone. Her dreams of being an artist have resorted to building paperclip sculptures. And she hates the cold weather! Life for Tessa doesn’t get much more depressing until Nick comes back from a cruise vacation married. All her hopes seem lost.
When Tessa gets transferred to the Vegas office of the company she decides that this is the break she needs. Her new boss, the owner’s daughter, takes a liking to Tess and recruits her as not only her secretary but also her out of hours side-kick, hitting the clubs nearly every night. Tess also catches the eye of a new co-worker and the possibility of a relationship blooms. If it hadn’t been for one drunken night of texting and subsequently Nick turning up at her hotel things may have gone a lot smoother. Can Tessa sort out her life and finally make some right choices?
Tessa is a great character who symbolises just about everyone who had dreams in childhood that ended up being, at best, a hobby, while they spend their working day in a dead-end job doing something they hate and being in love with the one person who is clueless to their feelings.
When Tessa gets transferred to Vegas she is planning on using the time to sort herself out and get her life in order. With the help from her new boss and best friend, Kendra, and a cute engineer, Chris, Tessa is starting to think that things may be looking up. If only she hadn’t drunk text Nick.
An entertaining story about love, friendship and taking control of your life. It is not just about Tessa but also brings together the lives of those around her. Good characters who bring laughter and tears with a little bit of romance thrown in.
Although there are brief references to nudity this book does not contain any sex scenes.