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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Assistants by Camille Perri

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.

Today, I am waiting on:  
The Assistants by Camille Perri



From Goodreads:
A wry and astute debut about a young Manhattanite whose embezzlement scam turns her into an unlikely advocate for the leagues of overeducated and underpaid assistants across the city. 

Tina Fontana is the hapless but brazen thirty-year-old executive assistant to Robert Barlow, the all-powerful and commanding CEO of Titan Corp., a multinational media conglomerate. She’s excellent at her job and beloved by her famous boss—but after six years of making his reservations for restaurants she’d never get into on her own and pouring his drinks from bottles that cost more than her rent, she’s bored, broke, and just a bit over it all.

When a technical error with Robert’s travel-and-expenses report presents Tina with the opportunity to pay off the entire balance of her student loan debt with what would essentially be pocket change for her boss, she struggles with the decision: She’s always played by the rules. But it’s such a relatively small amount of money for the Titan Corporation—and for her it would be a life-changer . . .

The Assistants speaks directly to a new generation of women who feel stuck and unable to get ahead playing by the rules. It will appeal to all of those who have ever asked themselves, “How is it that after all these years, we are still assistants?”
I have kind of been burned by books of this nature lately but I'm hoping this one will break through for me since the description is awesome!  The Assistants is scheduled to be released on May 3, 2016, and I can't wait to read it!

What books are you waiting on this Wednesday??


13 comments:

  1. I must admit the cover was slightly underwhelming- but that synopsis sure made up for it! This looks like one awesome read, Eva! Great pick :)

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  2. I'm not too fond of the cover, but the synopsis soudns promising.

    Majanka @ I Heart Reading

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  3. That's a new to me one! Doesn't sound like my kind of read but hope you love it once you read it!

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  4. What an interesting premise, Eva! You're going to have to let me know what she does end up deciding to do! :)

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  5. great pick-- hope that you get a chance to read it soon

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  6. Gosh girl, I have to admit, that cover didn't grab me but I'm sure it's still a good read either way. :) (Im so bad to be judging a book by its cover. I know. I know.) teehee! I hope you fall in love with it when you read it! <3

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  7. Great pick! I know what you mean about being burned by books like this in the past. This one does sound great, but I will wait and see how the reviews go!

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  8. This doesn't sound like my kind of read, but I hope you enjoy it.

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  9. Great pick, I hope when you get a copy and read it, you love it!

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  10. This sounds interesting! I hope unlike the other books you've read that this one doesn't betray you!

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  11. While I can't relate, this sounds like a fun read.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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