Book Review: Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista by Aven Ellis

Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista by Aven Ellis
Release Date: 10th September 2014
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Buy: Kindle
5 star


Recent college graduate Avery Andrews is ready to begin a new life in the big city. She’s landed an apartment in Chicago’s famed Lincoln Park neighborhood–and has her eye on the cute commodity trader just a floor above.
If Premier Airlines knew about her fear of flying, they never would have hired her to be their marketing assistant—but it’s not like Avery wants a lifelong career. Right now she simply wants a job to pay her bills . . . and fund a few little shopping excursions, too.
Her new lifestyle comes with a price tag, as Avery is not only faced with paying a ridiculous rent but finds she’s perceived as one of the vacant, husband-hunting fashionistas who live in the area. Avery resents this stereotype. So she doesn’t want a lifelong career, and she loves fashions she can’t afford, but that doesn’t mean she is empty-headed and spoiled, does it? When an opportunity to participate in a documentary at work arises, Avery finds a two-fold solution to her problems. She’ll earn extra money for it, and the documentary will show her as a serious career woman, enabling her to shed that husband-hunting fashionista label for good.
When the camera is on, Avery attempts to be a motivated professional woman. But when she is challenged by Deacon Ryan, the videographer assigned to cover her story, Avery finds herself wanting things she was never supposed to want—like a lasting career—and Deacon. And Avery might just gain more from the experience than a perfect career image and extra cash to put in her Tory Burch wallet . . .


On the surface Avery Andrews appears to be your typical ‘fashionsta’ (you know the type, impressive wardrobe, a love of shopping, and intent on finding herself a husband) although there is much, much more to Avery than her love of designer labels.
She’s all set to begin her ‘grown-up’ life living in the famous Lincoln Park in Chicago and with a good job as a marketing assistant at Premier Airlines. Not that Avery’s job is all that important to her, as long as the bills get paid and she can continue her shopping habit. After all, she has a crippling fear of flying, so it’s not like she’s serious about a career working for an airline…Avery intends to ditch the job and be a stay-at-home wife just as soon as she finds the man of her dreams.
However, things take an unexpected turn for Avery when she is offered the chance to film a documentary at work. Not only will the fee for filming the show go towards that gorgeous Burberry raintcoat she’s had her eye on, but she’ll also get to come across as a serious career woman on camera, therefore banishing that embarrassing ‘fashionista’ label for good. Right?
Not exactly. Avery wasn’t banking on the videographer filming her documentary to be Deacon Ryan, who is not only DDG but also makes Avery start to see life from a different angle. Maybe she does want a career after all and after a rocky start, despite their differences, she finds herself liking Deacon more and more as he helps her concour her fears, and believe in herself.

Avery finds herself on a rollercoaster of an adventure, after her life starts taking routes that it was never supposed to take…

After hugely enjoying Aven’s previous novel, Connectivity, I was really eager to read more of her books and as soon as I read the synopsis for Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista I knew this story was going to be PERFECT for me…and it was, in every way possible.
Avery Andrews is my completely my kind of girl. She grabbed me right from the off with her love of shopping and her pink coffee maker. I could completely identify with her and warmed to her straight away as she proves that she’s not some ditzy, spoilt, air-head, but she’s caring, funny, feisty and pretty kick-ass.
I really enjoyed watching her relationship with Deke go from hate, to like, to love, with a lot of misunderstandings in-between. I loved everything about these two characters and the chemistry between them was super hot, but above all else I felt that they made an incredibly cute couple. I loved how Deke gave Avery some much needed confidence, and how he changed her outlook on life. I was completely enchanted by their story and felt as though I could read about these two wonderful characters forever. I knew they were going to be special right from the moment they first met (there’s a scene involving the changing of eye colour) and I just adored everything about Avery and Deke and their relationship.

In Avery, Aven has created a new favourite fictional character of mine. I absolutely love this girl and I would really like to read more about her (Pretty please, Aven??)
I am so thrilled to have discovered Aven Ellis and her amazing writing. There’s something very special about her stories, they have such well-formed characters and you’ll soon find yourself lost in their world. Aven’s writing is warm, clever and extremely romantic.

Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista is one of my favourite romance novels that I’ve been lucky enough to read this year and my only negative point is the fact that it had to come to an end… It’s light, heart-warming, and incredibly sweet and if you like your chick lit then it’s all round perfect.

Sparkly Shoe…Which is why Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista is getting the sparkly shoe and going straight onto my Favourites Page.


I would like to say a masisve thank you to Aven Ellis for very kindly sending me a copy of Chronicles Of A Lincoln Park Fashionista to read and review.


Aven EllisI live in the Dallas area with my family. I enjoy clipping out recipes I will never get around to trying, working out, and chatting with friends on social media. I am particularly fond of British actors named Benedict and Henry. I love shopping and fashion and admit to being obsessed with whatever the Duchess of Cambridge is wearing. I am also obsessed with any show or cookbook featuring Gordon Ramsay.
And I do not believe in the Lather.Rinse.Repeat theory when it comes to shampooing my hair.

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