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The BITCH-PROOF SUIT
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on October 18, 2010
The idea of a "bitch-proof suit" immediately gained my attention and perked my interest in reading this book. What I found was a great suit and a wonderful fairy tale of a love story. I can't wait to read the Bitch-Proof Bride and see what continues to happen in Blue Bell's life. I would love to be able to have my own version of the suit as all of us women need a suit like Blue's, that can shield us from derogatory, bitchy comments. Great book. Quick read and I highly recommend it!
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on May 26, 2011
I made the terrible mistake of loading this book on my iPad before a long flight. Omg. After a few pages, I was beginning to feel the horrible desperation of the avid reader WITHOUT A BOOK. Because, my friends, this is not a book. Certainly not a proper book with a beginning, an end, some degree of character development, and a story arc. It is a dreadful mish-mash of cliches and utterly unrealistic events. There are also a lot of misspelled words (pet peeve of mine). Here's how I knew almost immediately this book would not really be about fashion. Her "Bitch-proof suit" is described as having an A-line skirt. The last time I saw anyone wearing an A-line skirt was in the seventies. This book is embarrassingly awful. And I wasn't looking for literature, just a fun read to pass the time.

However, my huge issue with books of this sort is this; who are the people writing the glowing reviews? Because after reading the reviews, and then actually reading this book means I simply cannot trust Amazon reviews. There is no way an actual reader could find this book to be anything but dreadful and amateurish. IMHO.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on April 3, 2011
This book started off slow for me, but eventually became more interesting about 1/3 of the way in. It was a nice mix of romance and comedy.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on May 24, 2011
What a disappointment! The writing was amateurish. I like to read books by authors who are clearly smarter than me. The spelling and grammatical errors were a real turn-off. "Daring do" for "derring-do" and "loose" for "lose" to name just two. There was absolutely no character development for the men in the story. No romantic relationship was ever developed between the main characters. Don't waste your time.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This book just didn't wow me. How can she be a future fashion hunter yet wear the same thing all of the time in different colors? It didn't even sound all of that fashionable when she described this "bitch proof suit". Why was it given such a mythical description when it really seems like a basic grey suit? And she kept having people look at it like oh my there's just something there, something about it...I thought we'd find out it was sewn by a witch with a spell cast on it by the way she was making it sound when really it's just a well tailored suit...and what was the secret of it? she TOLD everyone that she was going to a bespoke tailor to get the suit done so they knew it was specially made to fit her yet she made it seem like there was some great secret about it.

the romance wasn't developed in the least bit. There really was no reason for the main characters to not just get together.

*spoiler alert* The only hindrance to their relationship was that she thought he stole her ideas but they were really his ideas to begin with (wait, how does that even happen? did she steal HIS ideas then? i'm confused) so why did it take her storming out and 6 years to figure out it was a misunderstanding? as soon as she returned to dublin, they resolve it literally in one conversation "oh, those were my ideas....oh they were? darn...okay" so...why didn't they just get together then? obviously they both wanted one another and there was no real actual conflict other than she'd run off for no reason whatsoever the first time. She kept agonizing over if he still wanted her when DUH of course he did and made it obvious yet she kept hesitating. I really didn't like this chick.

I thought the business stuff was interesting, trying to see if she'd choose between Sears and Randolph as a boss, but that wasn't even really dwelled on either. Just a minor conversation on the boat.

Morgan somehow appears walking on a bridge in the middle of the night when she's leaving (he has a car, wtf is he walking on the bridge for? why is she?? in the rain?) and they get together but the end was russssshed. Suddenly Harry has a job change at the end for NO reason? To be an architect which I assumed was setting up so there'd be some sort of conflict for Emer on if she should be with the cop or maybe meet/date Harry but that went NOWHERE was it forgotten? What was the point of introducing that fact then?

Doesn't say if Murphy and Verde stayed together either, what was the point of putting a year later at the end without wrapping up things.

It seemed that Verde HATED Blue and then all of a sudden they were bffs, that didn't really click well either. The whole thing just seemed a bit slapped together at parts and without enough development.

Since when is Dublin the place to be for fashion either? I've honestly NEVER heard that....London, Tokyo, NYC yes but Dublin? Sounds like an Irish writer who just wanted to incorporate her location with no real need to.

And Laughter101, you must be the author or her best friend, but telling every negative reviewer that they are wrong and just can't get the genius of this book isn't doing you or the author any favors, just seems childish.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on June 19, 2011
I really tried to enjoy this book but I realised by about half way through that I just didn't care about the characters at all. I persevered and finished the book but it did not get any better. I felt like was just filling in time waiting for it to end. I found the writing style 'clunky'. Awkward turns of phrase and use of more formal language (eg. characters turned on a 'laptop computer' rather than simply a 'laptop') and stating the obvious about how a character was feeling rather than allowing the writing and character development to let you work it out by yourself distracted from an OK story line.

I rarely write reviews but if you were like me and not sure whether to buy this book then I would say don't. Even at this price it is not worth it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I was really worried that I wouldn't like this book. To me the story started off slow in the beginning but then quickly picked up the pace. I loved Blue's story and was quickly intrigued with her and her story. This is a laugh out loud book that I found very hard to put down.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 5, 2011
99 cents was too much for this book. I like chick-lit, but this book was horrible. I think my IQ went down 20 points after reading it. The story was predictable and silly (all major female characters had "colorful" names). It embarrassed me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 26, 2011
I was looking for something light to read. I enjoyed this book thinking it would have a climatic ending and it didn't. There was no passion in the ending. I am not mad since the price of this book was only a buck.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 21, 2011
This book was terrible! It was like an episode of Nickelodeon's True Jackson VP with the word 'bitch' in it. There was no romance, no comedy, no future style hunting or whatever. Terrible. And I don't understand why the mystery of the suit was such a mystery when she basically told everyone it was specifically tailored. Also what fashion person wears the same damn suit all the time. Whole thing silly.

And yes, I get it... it's supposed to be light reading. But a light comedy doesn't mean light ON comedy!
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