Sunday 30 August 2015

When a Spade isn't a Spade by Aprille Thomas

Karlie Washington is a smart, sexy, savvy copywriter, and she’s in line for the promotion of her dreams – Creative Director at NJH Communications, Barbados’s trendiest ad agency. Karlie’s been eyeing the job since moving back home five years ago, and when the old CD resigns, Karlie’s more than ready to accept the new title. But there’s just one problem – Hosea Young. She has to compete with the boss’s pet for the coveted spot. Oh, and everyone else in the office, too. Determined to come out on top, problems abound for Karlie as she tries to navigate her way up the career ladder. She struggles with a know-it-all coworker, a my-way-or-the-highway boss, and never-ending boyfriend drama. Her chances of success start looking slimmer at every turn, and she soon finds herself at her wits' end. So when she accidentally stumbles across the opportunity to secure her success, it seems like a simple decision. But an overactive conscience forces a torn Karlie to reconsider what’s more important, and she quickly realizes that things aren’t always what they seem. When a Spade isn’t a Spade, Aprille L. Thomas’s debut novella, brings a poetic flair to the complications of corporate life, complex love, and chasing your dreams.


Karlie Washington is desperate to get the promotion her boss is dangling in from of her, but with colleagues getting in her way, things don't always go to plan! 

This was a very enjoyable novella, easy to read with some great characters. I must admit, I did forget that it was based in Barbados occasionally! It was easy to follow with some funny moments. I did like it when Karlie kept saying "I need this job"! every time an obstacle came up! 

I would read more from this author and would like to say thank you to Chick Lit Plus for sending me a copy to review.

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