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With only 207 more shopping days until thirty, Darcie Elizabeth Baxter is searching office with a door on it, a great apartment in Manhattan and a man who's interested in commitment.

Instead, she's been spending her days battling her co-workers at Wunderthings Lingerie International and her nights trying to avoid her grandmother's possessed cat. And though she gets
Published August 1st 2012 by Red Dress Ink (first published January 1st 2002)
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Quick read, slightly addicting. Wish i was sitting on a beach reading this.
Cute story with good characters.
Another entry in the realm of sexual romances, this particular specimen is one that had me grinding my teeth from beginning to end. A horny milquetoast of a woman, Darcie Elizabeth Baxter (it’s revealing that her first two names are taken from one of literature’s most contentious couples) is good at her job but lousy at confrontations. She lets another co-worker steal her ideas and allows her on-again, off-again narcissistic adulterous lover to throw his boorishness all over her in bed.

When she
I thought this book would be a light, easy read about a woman’s adventures in Australia. We’re talking about a young, single world traveler working in the lingerie industry - I was picturing something akin to “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." As a frequent international traveler who has always wanted to go down under myself, I thought I would devour this book in just a few hours, but I was sorrily mistaken. The painfully push-over protagonist idly lets her coworkers steal credit for her work, ca ...more
Darcie Elizabeth Baxter works for a underwear company that is expanding into markets in Australia. She goes there for a 2 week fact finding trip with her boss and finds Dylan Rafferty, Aussie Cowboy. Throw in drama with a boyfriend, a sister who is dying to come to NYC from Cincinatti, a sex addicted grandmother, a back stabbing coworker, a friend going through the marriage trials after her first baby, and an upstairs neighbor that is prone to break ins and you have a pretty fun read... I would ...more
Sheena Ignatius
Mar 18, 2007 Sheena Ignatius rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Single girls
This book is about the life of an ordinary girl who is trying to make a name for herself in her company and at the same time trying to find to find love. It has a good share of steamy situations too. But after reading this book..i thought about a close friend of mine who is in the same situation as 'Darcie' who is the main character. I thought my close friend should quit all the flinging around and get her life straight. This book makes you think bout your career and the man you want to spend th ...more
Jen Angel
I read another book from this press that was a "romance" i guess, and it was cute and fun, and a quick read. I really enjoyed it, so I thought I would give this a try...! I was wrong... this one was has no nuance, poor dialogue, and a flat and predictable plotline. I stopped halfway through because I don't care about what happened to the main character.
Just started this book, but its about a 29year old (209 days away for 30)looking for the right job, man, and apt in NYC....sounds like me right now. Yet she moves to australia. I have 5 months left, this could be me!
Book was cute, think I've almost had my fill of girly books now.
Didn't like this at all. Just read it for a light read on my trip to Connecticut and back. Light read would be an understatement. There was no real point to the whole book except the usual, boy & girl get together in the end, which you knew about 15 pages into the book
Classic chick-lit, but the dialogue wasn’t strong enough to keep me interested.
I implore you, DO NOT read this book! ...please read the full review at:
May 17, 2008 Emily marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Chick Lit set in Sydney, Australia. I plan to read it only because of the Sydney part -- the most glorious city in the world. The reviews don't look promising, so I plan to simply reminisce :)
I like that this book was from the point of view of multiple women. Rather graphic at times it was all in all just a basic boy meets girl love story that was occasionally set in Austrailia.
Quick read. The main character was a dingbat acting all feminist while really just being self-obsessed. The grandma and love interest are fun characters.
This was a very quick, fun read. Pretty racy but a good summer book to enjoy that's chick lit. without being my opinion.
Really enjoyed this book! A little fantasy, a little romance, and a lot of "real life" situations! Great read
Megan Mahoney
I loved this book - bought it in a bookstore in Brisbane and read it all on the beach. The perfect Aussie love story.
Laura Morse
I didn't connect strongly with any of the characters, found it a bit formulaic. But a bit of fluff isn't going to hurt.
Jennifer March
Really cute, a nice light read for the summer. You can't help but love Darcie and all of her men-drama.
Cute romantic story..
chicklit, goes to DZ
Fun girly summer read.
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