Description: Pitched as The Devil Wears Prada meets James Bond for teens, featuring a fashion magazine intern in Rome who uncovers a plot to kidnap the First Lady.
Expelled from yet another boarding school for hacking, sixteen-year-old Rebecca "Bec" Jackson is shipped off to Rome to intern for Parker Phillips, the editor-in-chief of one of the world’s top fashion magazines. But when a mysterious accident lands Parker in a coma, former supermodel and notorious drama queen Candace Worthington takes the reins of the magazine. The First Lady is in Rome for a cover shoot, and all hands are on deck to make sure her visit goes smoothly.
Bec quickly realizes that Parker's "accident" may not have been quite so accidental, and when the First Lady's life is threatened, Bec is determined to uncover the truth. On top of that, Bec must contend with bitchy models, her new boss, Candace, who is just as difficult as the tabloids say, and two guys, a hunky Italian bike messenger with a thousand-watt smile and a fashion blogger with a razor-sharp wit, who are both vying for her heart.
Can Bec catch the person who's after the First Lady, solve the mystery of Parker's accident, and juggle two cute boys at the same time? Blonde Ops is a fun, action-packed romp through the hallways of a fashion magazine and the cobblestone streets of Rome.
Review: Let's be honest, the description of this book is full of clichés and seems like one of those awful books that gives chick lit a bad name. However, I found the book quite enjoyable. Yes, it is full of clichés, but it is not overly cheesy and is given in good proportions. I found my eyes glued to the pages of this book and do not regret it at all. I will admit this isn't everyone's cup of tea, but it is the perfect book for anyone wanting a cute, light read that still has tons of action. The book is pretty predictable, but I will admit that I questioned if my predictions were correct a few times. I also there could have been more action and tension towards the end of the book, but this doesn't take away from the book; it's just something that I felt could have been added to make it better. This was a very fun read and is something that you can pick up and read every now and then if you don't have much time but still want to get some reading in. Plus, it's set in Rome! Who doesn't want to read about a fashion magazine set in Rome with an added twist of James Bond?