Are you a Fashionista?

Are you a fashionista?  I'm not, but I wish I was.  How great would it be to know what to wear when/where/how? As with all of Aven Ellis' books, Avery in Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista knows fashion.  Avery is an expert on clothes, which products are the best, and how to look your best in the worse of circumstances.  While she's great at everything fashion, she hasn't had the best luck when it comes to picking out the right men.  Check out the blurb:

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…

I am a huge fan of Aven Ellis and have read all of her books.  What I love most about Aven is that she knows how to write a romance that is a ROMANCE.  Her characters are mature, in mature relationships and she doesn't spend half the book describing one steamy scene after another.  Aven brings out those moments that make your heartbeat a little faster and give you butterflies as you watch two people slowly fall in love.  She builds the scenes so well that while she doesn't describe those steamy scenes, you find yourself reading just enough that you can imagine what isn't said.  In Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista, we are introduced to Deacon and Avery.  Deacon is a quiet, confident and slightly mysterious videographer who finds out that someone's outside isn't always a predictor of what's inside that person's heart.  Avery looks high maintenance, but as the story progresses we see that she isn't what others, and even herself, are led to believe.  Deacon and Avery meet and it's not all fireworks and love at first sight.  These two people have to learn to look past appearances and trust their hearts.  While the romance isn't instant, Aven does a great job at building the anticipation and keeping the reader interested.  Fashionista was hard to put down and is the perfect story for a day when you want to escape reality and go somewhere less complicated with little angst. As with all of Avery Ellis' books, this one left me with a smile on my face and that awesome feeling of watching two people fall in love.

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Aven Ellis has been writing fiction since she was sixteen. She studied communications at a large Midwestern university, and after graduation, Aven worked as a reporter for a community newspaper, followed by a stint at a public relations agency. But writing about city council meetings and restaurant franchises was not as much fun as writing for young women trying to figure out their careers and potential boyfriends. So Aven got herself a job in television that allowed her to write at night. Connectivity is Aven’s debut novel; She has also released Waiting For Prince Harry and Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista (New Adult romantic comedy).  Aven lives in Dallas with her family. When she is not writing, Aven enjoys shopping, cooking, connecting with friends on social media, and watching any show that features Gordon Ramsay.