I Heart Vegas
Synopsis: Angela is living with Alex, but receives a shock when the INS tells her that she’s in danger of losing her visa. She avoids telling Alex the truth about it, telling Jenny, and Erin, and then accepting a surprise trip to Vegas from Jenny. Alex finds out, and then comes to Vegas as part of Jenny’s ex Jeff’s entourage on his stag do.
Angela’s exactly the same as she always is, she decides to welcome Alex back from a tour of Japan, by wearing just her underwear. Unfortunately she falls asleep, and he comes back with his bandmates Graham and Craig. It’s a early comedy moment, as she falls over, damaging her leg, and tries to hide her semi nakedness from Craig.
Angela reconnects with James Jacobs’, a character who first appeared in I heart Hollywood. He’s gay, and she comes across him with another man in the toilet. I like the interplay between them, such lines as ‘Shagging in the toilets again? Was George Michael a lesson to no one?’, and James’s retort ‘I’m not ram raiding Snappy Snaps am I?’ made me laugh out loud.
It’s another book packed with comedic moments, but also has Jenny’s confusion over who she wants to be with, as well as Angela trying to figure out how to get her visa. She makes the mistake of asking Alex to marry her for the visa, which hurts and surprises him.
I’d probably give it 4 out of 5
I'm a thirty something woman who lives in the north of England. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, creating stories both written and verbal since childhood. While studying at Edge Hill College, I got several poems published by a small publisher in the USA, and in Europe. I have been part of several writing groups, and done quite a few courses in a attempt to hone my writing skills further. I love reading different genres of fiction, knowing that the best way to develop my own writing, and my vocabulary is by exposing myself to the different ways that other people choose to describe things.
The most recent writing course that I've been part of, run by a published author, included a exercise in which we were challenged to read things that we would never usually even look at.
It inspired me to take up a challenge. Namely to attempt to read at least one book by every author which is stocked in my local library. I soon realised that I was being far too ambitious, especially given the fact that every library rotates their stock too often for me to keep track.
I've decided to instead attempt to read a book every day, starting with a author whose surname begins with A, and ending with a author whose surname begins with Z. It doesn't matter what the topic of the book is, or if it's fiction or non fiction, everything is useful for me at the minute.
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