Friday, February 27, 2009

The Little Lady Agency

I just finished reading the Little Lady Agency series, and I'm happy to report that I loved them. Mattie Cake lent them to me, and before I began reading them she changed her mind and wanted to get them back from me because she wasn't sure that I would like them.

That might have been my fault, because I ripped on the Twilight books that she lent me previously. However, I refused to give these books back without reading them first, so I'm hoping she hasn't been sweating it, waiting for my next scathing review.

This British Chick Lit series is written by author Hester Browne. The main character is Melissa, a shy sensible girl who becomes super confident and sexy Honey when she dons her extra strength undergarments and sexy pencil skirts. Honey taps into Melissa's impeccable social skills and connections, and starts marketing her services to single men through her Little Lady Agency.

Melissa/Honey's services are all on the up and up though, as she provides nothing seedy and will not even allow the illusion of impropriety. Mostly she provides wardrobe consultations, coaches men who need to stop biting their nails, helps them out of awkward social situations, and occasionally accompanies them to dinner or the occasional event when they are in need of a charming date. You could say that she's a social skills coach. A pseudo mom whipping the Cretin-like men into shape.

Mostly, Melissa is just funny. She's fascinating to follow around in her day to day dealings with her clients and friends. She's always proper and she has the cutest British accent. 

And I think I know why Mattie Cake likes this series. Melissa finds love. But there are no smoldering eyes in these books, which is why I found them palatable. They're a fun read, so I think you should check them out.


  1. I will put those on my To Read list! Sounds fun!

  2. I love this series! I have all three books.

  3. I thought it was a fun series, too--I've only read one, but I'm sure the others are equally good. (I also found the 'twilight' series lacking, though the first one, if you read only one and not force yourself to push through the rest, was for the most part ok).