Read it, or save your time? I randomly came across this one at the airport and had low expectations. Plot sounded pretty silly, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. The writing is good and the characters were likable.
What’s it about?
Annie Higgins is working every waking hour to get her newly-founded, fledgling social marketing agency off the ground. With no time for a personal life, let alone a boyfriend, Annie has been out of the game for a while. Frustrated by the fact that no one seems to understand what exactly it is she does for a living, let alone see the importance of her work, when a guy who works down the hall bets her she can’t make anyone ‘Instagram famous’ in 30 days, she jumps at the chance to prove him wrong.
However, when Dr. Samuel Page, a recluse who spends more time reading and writing about obscure historical figures than interacting with real humans, becomes the subject of the bet, Annie know she has her work cut out for her. How can she possibly get 20,000 Instagram followers for a guy with zero social graces and a beard reminiscent of a mountain man?
As Annie forges ahead, she learns there might be more to Dr. Samuel Page than she originally thought, and that winning isn’t always everything.
Reviewer’s Note: I love that it’s set in London and it feels very modern. Obviously there is a romance at play, and the end is pretty predictable, but I stayed up late to finish it and was never bored.