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Love and Chaos

(Brooklyn Girls #2)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  821 ratings  ·  92 reviews
Wild child and secret romantic Angie wakes up in a hotel room with $3,000 and no memories of the night before. Her best friends aren't talking to her, she can't get a job in fashion, her parents are divorcing, and she's about to turn twenty-three. And life is about to get much worse.

Brooklyn Girls: Love and Chaos continues the story of our five favorite grads sharing a bro
Paperback, 303 pages
Published February 25th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Love Fool
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wild child and secret romantic Angie wakes up in a hotel room with $3,000 and no memories of the night before. Her best friends aren’t talking to her, she can’t get a job in fashion, her parents are divorcing, and she’s about to turn twenty-three. And life is about to get much worse.

I LOVE the idea of making a book about each girl. Now, I will admit that in the beginning Angie annoyed me with her stupid decisions but she grew on me and then I ended up liking her and the book. I also decided that
Arch Bala
Aug 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I’ve actually enjoyed reading this more than the first book in the series. I feel like I could relate more with Angie’s story than Pia’s. It’s probably because it’s less incredulous than Pia’s histrionics and more focused on the romance this time. Aside from the still very much centered theme of BFF’s amongst the girls, we get to see more of the main character’s love interest. I loved Angie’s characterization because it’s very real and more likable. I’m not saying I don’t like Pia – obviously I ...more
Jul 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chick-lit
Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait for the next book!
I'm seriously addcited.
I'm trembling, screaming, not sleeping and thinking just about Brooklyn Girls and what's gonna happen to Miss Coco.
And Jules, really, I need Julia's book.
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You may or may not have noticed that I haven't finished a book in about a month - this was due to time management and priorities in new phases of my life that I had to settle and sort out.
However, this chic-lit was the perfect nighttime escapism read and I'm "finally" through, so yay, reading's gonna pick up even more now, I hope.

I love all books fashion-related, but there is one "downside" to them: they trigger something in me, inspire me, so when that happens, I read the triggering sentence an
Kobby Gyampoh
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Imagine this: You are twenty-three. Crap. YOU ARE TWENTY-THREE! Fresh from the university thinking life is going to get better―the jobs are going to get better now that you have a degree to brag with, IN YOUR FACE EMPLOYERS! Or maybe let’s make your life a lot less shittier by taking away the certificate and making you a dropout with hopes of making it into the fashion world.
Uh-oh. Total screw-up.
Total screw-up, Angie’s life is. In a c
I really love Gemma Burgess. She’s one of those authors who writes like a dream, who tells you how it really is to be a twenty-something. There’s no faffing, no sugar-coating. IT IS WHAT IT IS. And I really admire that about her and she’s become an instant favourite of mine. I will read anything she ever writes, because I know she’ll be honest. A Girl Like You is one of my favourite books, ever, and I was hoping to add her new Brooklyn Girls series to that list, too. But it hasn’t actually worke ...more
Lyndsey O'Halloran
Apr 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-adult
When I read the first book in this series, Brooklyn Girls, I wasn’t so sure about the rest of the series. The language in the first book was a little off and it bugged me from time to time. But, when I saw this book come up on NetGalley I figured I would give the series a second chance… and I’m glad I did.

The first book focused on Pia whereas this book focuses on Angie, one of Pia’s friends. Angie is a bit of a wild child and really likes partying hard. Her life is a complete mess and nothing at
Dec 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Females in their early 20s!
Let me start off by saying that this book is way better than the first book. I'm glad I decided to stick with the series and hopefully it continues to get better. Now since this book isn't out yet I'm gonna try my best to make it spoiler free. Hopefully I can.



In this book we get to know Angie. I really thought I wouldn't like her because of the first book but after getting to know her she's become one of my favorites. She's the girl who doesn't give a damn and doesn't need anyone. Well
Leanna (daisychainbooks)
To the casual onlooker, it might look like Angie James has her life all sorted out. An ‘It’ girl who knows all the right people, and goes to all the right places, Angie has a wardrobe to die for, and, you might think, a bank account fitting of her social status. Not so. With her twenty-third birthday looming, Angie is broke; she’s also unemployed and is fast becoming dependant on her good friend Vodka to get her through the day. Angie knows that things have to change; random hook ups with guys s ...more
Sep 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really, really liked this. In the first book, Angie didn't sound so much like my cup of tea, but this time she was more vulnerable, not so much the selfish "wild child", so I was on board with her from the start. And of course: Sam!!! Aidan in Pia's story was/is great, too, but slightly elusive. I feel like I know Sam much better, and there was a lot more interaction between him and Angie. Plus: This lady prefers blonds. :)
Three more girls to go now, can't wait for the next one (Coco), and I t
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I only have one negative comment for this book really and that was the author repeating herself at few places. But other than that absolutely loved reading the book and it was definitely a lot better than the one about Pia. I was really disappointed with the first book as I am a huge fan of Burgess, especially because of "A Girl Like You" - by far my favourite ever romantic comedy book that I read 3 times so far and will probably read it many times more.

All in all I couldn't really drop this boo
Aug 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Predictable, for sure, but still immensely enjoyable. Gemma Burgess is a talented writer, no doubt about it...although she needs to stop pretending women actually refer to each other as "ladybitch." Because that is fucking bogus.
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I Loved this book, my new favorite books! I am 21 and I found them so relatable, and comforting. It was funny and romantic and gripping, everything I love in a book and there are three books! so you don't have to feel sad when it ends!

I love Gemma Burgess writing as it makes you feel as if you are friends with the girls and you can relate to them so much, it cheered me up on days I felt sad as all their worries and struggles were similar to mine and I felt less alone and made you giggle. The bo
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Totally cheesy, but a great pick me up. Angie just keeps on going when things get tough.
Celia Chuk
Nov 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Oh well, at least this book kept my mind off stuff.
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
So good! This is a good summer read.
Britany Prescott
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such an amazing read. Every character was unique
Cheyne Nomura
Jan 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Don’t judge me 🙈
Feb 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
After professing my love for Brooklyn Girls last year, it is no surprise that I was looking forward to reading Love and Chaos. Gemma Burgess hits it out of the park yet again, with a vividly told tale. Complete with emotions and situations that I found easy to identify with, Love and Chaos has certainly earned a place as one of my favorite reads this year.

This second installment of (mis)adventures is narrated by Angie, the wild child, the party girl. I was worried I wouldn’t connect with her, si
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Fans of Gemma Burgess, rejoice! Your (our) favourite author is back with the second book in the Brooklyn Girls series! Since I really enjoyed the first book, I was really looking forward to reading the second book, which follows Angie's life in the Big Apple. Let's just say, if you enjoyed the first book, you'll want to read Brooklyn Girls: Angie!

If you've read the first book, you might get a vague impression of how Angie is as a character, so you can expect a bra
Sep 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Love and Chaos is book #2, in the Brooklyn Girls series. I was so excited to see that there would be more, after reading book #1. But, I have to be honest and say that, Love & Chaos, left me a little disappointed.

This story was about Angie. Pia's best friend since childhood. Angie is the tough girl of the group. She's always just done whatever she's wanted and not really worried about the circumstances. But underneath all that tough exterior, lies a person whose really self conscience about her
Moon Love
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When I read the first book in this series, Brooklyn Girls, I fell in love with all the girls living in that brownstone in Brooklyn. Each girl has a different personality and each is facing issues that are different and unique to them yet similar to each other at the same time. I guess you can say many of the issues are quintessential to the 20s, like discovering what it is you want to do with your life and who you want to be. Heck, I'm a little over a month out of my 20s and I'm still trying to ...more
Chelsey Wolford
Aug 25, 2013 rated it liked it
This series captivated me in the summer of last year, and I am still hoping and praying that Gemma Burgess writes an installment for each girl mentioned so far: Pia, Angie, Coco, Julia, and Madeline! This book tells Angie’s story, a character that I did not think I would like at all after the first book. Angie is definitely the wild child that doesn’t care too much what anyone else thinks about her, maybe with the exception of her best friend Pia. Pia completely stole my heart in the last book, ...more
Natalie TBGWP
Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
After completely falling in love with Pia from the first book in the Brooklyn Girls series, I have been on tenterhooks waiting for second book and I was thrilled to know it was going to be about Angie.

Dark, Mysterious, Troublesome Angie who has a passion for fashion and a mouth like a sewer. Love her!Following her as she tries to grow up and get a proper job before her 23rd birthday, we see her fall from a great height when she wakes up naked and alone in a hotel room with no idea how she got t
SJH (A Dream of Books)
This is the second book in the series about friends living in Brooklyn, New York, trying to have fun and find romance, while at the same time attempting to find their own individual future paths. This story centres around Pia's best friend Angie, who is about to turn 23 and realises that her life is a mess. She's single and unemployed, her parents are getting a divorce and she can't seem to leave her wild child days behind her, even though for the most part she's unhappy and spiralling out of co ...more
Karen Boone
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
I instantly fell in love with this group of girls after reading the first novel of the series Brooklyn Girls, mainly because it reminded me so much of my friends and I when we were in our early twenties (to see my full review of the Brooklyn Girls, click here.) After months of planning my wedding and having no time to sit down and read, I was thrilled to be able to dive into the second book during my honeymoon, picking up right where Brooklyn Girls left off; it was the ultimate escape!

Love and C
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have not read the first book in this series like a normal person would do so I did wonder if I would be totally confused jumping straight into the second book. Thankfully the book stands very well on its own as we follow Angie’s life and let me say: I love, love Angie! She’s such an awesome character.

She is such a flawed character, seems cold on the outside (btw I did not get this impression from reading it, as I was totally on her side and I thought she was like a teddy bear so I don’t know w
Charlotte (Escapades of a Bookworm)
Reviews can also be found on my blog Escapades of a Bookworm

When I started reading this book I thought it was a long the lines of the chick-lit I use to read as a teenager (the Mates, Dates series or the Princess Diaries), cutesy books. And I was right… except there is a lot more swearing and sex.

When I read this book, I had realised it was part of a series, it was only when I looking up the details or the book that I realised my error. However I do not think that it matters. The book focuses
Lauren C.
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book was like chicken soup for my soul. The Brooklyn Girls are sexy, funny, fun, free spirits, and they all have a special bond, and while they don't always see eye to eye, they are each other's rock when life gets them down. And boy, do these girls go through ups and downs. BG has so much variety, I never know what to expect from this book. I am constantly amazed with every page I turn, and never disappointed. I devoured the first book, feat. Brooklyn Girl Pia; it hilariously chronicled he ...more
Puja Mahendru
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Gemma started writing anti-romantic comedies for girls who like chicklit that comforts and charms without the silly fluffy bits. She lives in Notting Hill in London, but grew up all over the place – mostly Hong Kong. She loves talking and writing, not necessarily in that order.

She also loves burgers, vodka, white-tipped Marlboro Lights, OK GO, Sixteen Candles, Lucky Jim, anything from Nora Ephron

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