There’s No Coming Back From This by Ann Garvin is a woman trying to overcome the disaster her accountant turned her life into.
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Poppy Lively’s life isn’t going all that great. She’s bankrupt, is under investigation by the IRS, and is on the verge of losing her home. When an ex-boyfriend offers her a job on a Hollywood movie set, she immediately takes him up on it. What better way to come up with the money she needs to get herself out of the hole she’s in? Since her daughter is spending the summer in New York, Poppy sets off to Hollywood for the job she was promised. Nothing will stop her, even the fact that she’ll be working in a department she knows nothing about: wardrobe.
As soon as Poppy arrives in Hollywood, she realizes she’s in way over her head and things aren’t what she’d expected. Fortunately, at least the job she’d been offered is real. Soon enough, Poppy’s working long hours and constantly trying not to get fired. There are lots of characters involved, and a bit of mystery involving some movie costumes.
I enjoyed I Thought You Said This Would Work, and expected this one to be an uplifting story with quirky characters too. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case for me. Both stories are based on the single, middle-aged woman, soon-to-be empty nester trope. This story fell flat, though, because it lacks a compelling storyline and the characters and situations aren’t all that interesting.
While I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I’d hoped, I wouldn’t want to discourage anyone from giving it a try. After all, many others have enjoyed this story. I just didn’t find to be the “witty and emotional” story the blurb led me to expect.
Have you read this story? What did you think?