Bond Girl – Erin Duffy
by Leah Eggleston Krygowski, of Chicklit Club
From the first day she tagged along with her father to his office on Wall Street, Alex knew she had found her calling. Everything about her father’s job excited and interested her and she spent the next several years working towards a job on “the Street”. Once out of college she lands her dream job on the sales desk of Cromwell Pierce and immediately gets thrown to the sharks. Dragging her folding chair from person to person, she watches and studies how things are done, enduring humiliation after humiliation from her gruff boss, Chick, who has no problem telling her what he expects of her (in front of everyone), to the desk of men who think nothing of calling her Girlie and sending her to get boxes upon boxes of pizzas for lunch. She’s new, she’s a woman and if she wants to make it in the industry, she needs to acquire a really thick skin. Just as Alex begins to hit her stride, the market starts to head south and she realises the hard way that the man she has been seeing is not the person she thought he was. Is this really the life she envisioned for herself all those years ago? Erin Duffy weaves an entertaining tale of life on Wall Street before the recent crash. Alex is highly likable and you want her to do well but you also want her to be smart. Reminiscent of The Devil Wears Prada and Working Girl, Bond Girl is a hard one to put down and will have you rooting for the little people until the end.