Thursday, September 3, 2015

Review: Girl Meets Class by Karin Gillespie

Girl Meets Class by Karin Gillespie is a humorous chick-lit book soon to be released by Henery Press. September 8, 2015 to be exact.

Miss Tony Lee Wells has made quite a mess of her life while she's  been wallowing in depression over the disruption of her pro tennis career due to a weakened wrist. She's been spending money right and left, drinking way too much, and being slutty. When she is arrested for the second time for public drunkenness, her family decides enough is enough. They cut off her funds and her Aunt Cornelia cuts her a deal: if she can get a job that challenges her and keep it for a year, she can have her $5 million inheritance now instead of waiting for her Aunt to pass. Tony Lee thinks this will be easy as pie.

After looking around for work for a while, Tony Lee happens on the Teacher Corps which places individuals in teaching positions while allowing them to complete their teacher education at night. Before she knows it, she is working at Harriet Hall, an inner city school, in a special-ed classroom. Luckily for Tony Lee, her handsome co-worker Carl is willing to help her navigate her new  position and warm her bed at night. But, Tony Lee gets caught up in some nefarious dealings which threaten her inheritance and her relationship with Carl..

Characters were well drawn. There is an evolution in the character of Tony Lee Wells from the beginning of the book to the end. It's a good story. I had a little trouble suspending disbelief over her maxing out her credit card to buy electronic goodies to bribe her class to behave. But, a lot of her other mistakes were reasonable if cringeworthy.

Overall, it's a good book. I gave it 4 stars. It was a quick read for me. I enjoyed the humor. And I liked seeing how Tony Lee changes over the course of the book.

An excerpt is available on the author's website.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased opinion.