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Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes

by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

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have to say that I love the Red Dress Ink series and this book will definitely qualify as chick lit. I have read Lauren's other books - including her YA. Needless to say, I was dying to read this one.

This hysterical book is a joy to read. Yes, there is a huge amount of shoe talk, but more importantly, there is a tender story of friendship - between women of various ages. Our main character Delilah is a window washer - and although she knows she should be doing more with her life - she just can't seem to get the motivation to do anything. In the meantime, she is living with her school friend Hillary Clinton and she washes windows, along with her friends Conchita and Rivera for her boss Stella. Along the way, she meets up with a fading and elderly movie star who claims to have slept with half the men in Hollywood.

Yes, if this seems to be a rowdy group of main characters, you are absolutely right. The one thing all of these women have in common is their love of shoes - actually Choooooosssss....

On a rare shopping outing, Delilah, Hillary and Elizabeth Hepburn end up at a Jimmy Choos boutique - Delilah is determined to buy her very own pair of shoes - until she sees the price! Desperate and determined, she confers with her dad - who just happens to be a blackjack Pro. Armed with all of his best tips, Delilah hits the casino in order to win enough money for the shoes and although she does win big, its not enough - but she does met the love of her life - or is he?

I loved this story. Nobody in this book takes themselves too seriously, yet, you can feel the love these characters have for each other. There are some tender and sweet moments between Delilah and Hillary and between Delilah and Elizabeth. I also liked the fact that there is no judgment being passed here - Delilah may be under performing, but her friends love her anyway, Elizabeth may be lying about the men she has slept with - but nobody gives her a hard time about it.

As always Lauren writes in a breezy and entertaining way - the humour is a cornerstone of the book and this book made me seriously want to buy a pair of shoes or Choos.....

A great read - I loved it ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0373895763, Paperback)

For herein Fortune shows herself to be more kind Than is her custom.

That's Shakespeare.

In case you're wondering.

If you were Delilah "Baby" Sampson, you'd already know that. Delilah got hooked on the Bard back in college. Then she briefly got hooked on Singapore Sling cocktails. And then she got tossed out of school. Yes, when Delilah discovers something she likes, she really sticks with it.

These days, her addictions include sudoku, lime diet cola and now…Jimmy Choos. Oh, Baby's gotta have those shoes!

But on her window-washer salary, $700 for one pair is a stretch. Which leads us to her latest obsession…gambling.

With an impromptu posse, including an elderly movie star, two Brazilian lesbians and Hillary Clinton (no, not that one!), Delilah hits the casinos and discovers that she's a natural-born high-roller. Every win puts her closer to those beloved Choos. And as the "21s" keep dropping, so do the men…right at her feet. But for a girl who never knows when to fold 'em, gambling and casino guys are not healthy habits. She could end up losing her shirt, her head…and a whole lot more.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:36 -0400)

Delilah "Baby" Sampson has had her share of addictions. Her latest is Jimmy Choos shoes, but on her salary, $700 a pair is a stretch, which leads to another obsession: gambling. Baby hits the casinos and discovers that she's a natural-born high-roller. Every win puts her closer to those beloved Choos. And as the '21s' keep dropping, so do the men, right at her feet. But for a girl who never knows when to fold'em, gambling and casino guys are not healthy habits.… (more)

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