What’s a girl got to do to win her father’s trust (fund)?
Lexington Larrabee has never to work a day in her life. After all, she’s the heiress to the multi-billion-dollar Larrabee Media empire. And heiresses are not supposed to work. But then again, they’re not supposed to crash brand new Mercedes convertibles into convenience stores on Sunset Blvd either.
Which is why, on Lexi’s eighteen birthday, her ever-absent, tycoon father decides to take a more proactive approach to her wayward life. Every week for the next year, she will have to take on a different low-wage job if she ever wants to receive her beloved trust fund. But if there’s anything worse than working as a maid, a dishwasher, and a fast-food restaurant employee, it’s dealing with Luke, the arrogant, albeit moderately attractive, college intern her father has assigned to keep tabs on her.
In a hilarious “comedy of heiress” about family, forgiveness, good intentions, and best of all, second chances, Lexi learns that love can be unconditional, money can be immaterial, and, regardless of age, everyone needs a little saving. And although she might have 52 reasons to hate her father, she only needs one reason to love him. [jacket synopsis]
Why This Story Rocks!
This is a high-concept story that’s terrific fun. I picked up the book on that basis alone, and was pleasantly surprised to find that author, Jessica Brody, dug deeper with her character. This story touches on meaningful issues with regards to family, relationships, and the true meaning of happiness.
In today’s media-blitz culture that idolizes fast-cash and fame, I was impressed with this story showing us that money (no matter how many millions) does not in itself make you happy. Sadly, Lexi is convinced that getting her hands on her 25 million-dollar trust fund will be the exception to that rule.
The beauty of her father’s punishment (as Lexi sees it) is that working at real-world low-paying jobs puts her along side people who can teach her things about life she wouldn’t learn otherwise. One of the most important lessons comes from a co-worker at a fast-food taqueria. He invites Lexi home for dinner with his family and she experiences what a true family is, and sees first-hand that true happiness is not tied to money. At all.
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