Book Name: Why I Love My Gay Boyfriend
Author: Sabrina Zollo
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
Release date: September 24, 2012
Genre: Adult, Contemporary
Warnings: Mature content. Language.
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Other Novels: First novel
Book Trailer: Unavailable
Social Networks: Twitter, Facebook, GoodRead
Author Site: Website
Buying Locations: Amazon
When Veronica graduated with an MBA and dreams of saving the world, she never knew she would end up a corporate slave to the lipstick gods, in love with her playboy boss and in need of a gay best friend to make her feel fabulous. Straight out of school, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, Veronica has her heart set on an honorable job, such as saving starving children. Instead, she accepts a job at Gisele, a global cosmetic empire that seems to mock her every value. Veronica struggles to fit in until she meets Stevie, a gay co-worker, who immediately assumes the role of fashion counselor and fabulousness.
Under Stevie’s mentorship, Veronica flourishes as a vixen and marketing peon. But for Veronica to truly succeed at Gisele and seduce her boss, she must bequeath her soul to the makeup gods and sacrifice her friends in a ritual known as corporate brainwash. How far does Veronica go before she realizes she is losing everything she once valued, including herself?
(Excerpt from GoodRead)
This book was generously donated to me by the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.
Ms. Zollo is Canadian. End of review. No, I’m kidding. But she is Canadian, which is a totally, hey! moment for me. No, it didn’t sway my review in any way, because Canadian or not, I was going to be honest. (I just thought it was super cool).
So, This book is hilarious. I started reading the first paragraph and couldn’t stop. Veronica was one of those characters I would set up house in their brain because their train of thought is just so out there and weird and quirky. Granted, when I was approached by the publisher to read this book, I took one look at the title and arched an eyebrow. The contradiction alone was enough to make me wonder just how much I would like a book like this, but at the same time, I liked the humor in it. It was fun and catchy. So I accepted and I’m so glad I did.
This is Ms. Zollo’s first novel, but after finishing Why I Love My Gay Boyfriend, I went stalking (because it’s just what I do). I found Ms. Zollo’s website and instantly liked her. She’s as quirky and funny as Veronica (and she’s so pretty, which is neither here nor there, but needed pointing out).
Why I Love My Gay Boyfriend is about a spunky, fresh-faced college graduate who should have the whole world at her fingertips, right? Wrong. Veronica can’t find a job to save her life, when she does, this tomboy finds herself thrown into the glamorous world of cosmetics. Little does she know, this job would change her life forever.
Okay so this book reminded me a little of The Devil Wears Prada. Veronica starts off as this awkward, fish out of water young lady with two left feet and ten thumbs (not saying she’s clumsy, just very unlucky). And that’s when the magic begins and she meets Steve. I really, really liked Steve. He was awesome. However I was really sad towards the end, even sadder at the end. I liked the way everything finalized, but the end left me a little incomplete. I really felt for Veronica. Maybe I wanted too much for her. But she did get everything she deserved so maybe it was just me. It really was a great read. I laughed more than anything else. It’s a book you want to waste the day away with. I would absolutely read from this author again.
Will I read the next book? Yes.
Will I tell my friends about this book? Yes.
Did I enjoy it? Yes.
About The Author
I am a chick lit author and health care marketer. Perhaps more importantly, what you must know about me: I am a consummate lover of dark chocolate, white wine, shoes and spin class. If you love more than two of those things, we could possibly be BFFs.
Why I Love My Gay Boyfriend was inspired by my first job, a long time ago in years of yore. My clumsy path to becoming a marketing professional inspired me to write about the impact of corporate ambition and gay boyfriends on women.