The week continues with my fantastical review of Bicoastal Babe by Cynthia Langston. I really hope you enjoy this book as much as I did, and don’t forget the giveaway coming up at the end of the week where two winners will each receive a copy of Bicoastal Babe.
Langston is a delight to read. I admit I
was a bit skeptical like all new authors are to me, but Bicoastal Babe was right up my alley.
me. She is awkwardly right and she
reminds me a lot of well…me in different ways.
And I’m sure Lindsey Miller will touch your heart and make you giggle as
you read about her latest guffaw and chuckle as she drives by her ex
boyfriend’s house for the millionth time and is caught, and yes Lindsey will
make you laugh out loud as she gets booted out of her new apartment by her
roommate and is made to wait out in the hallway as the couple on the other side
of the door continue to have sex.
opening of Bicoastal Babe, Lindsey
Miller has lost her long time boyfriend, and is caught doing a drive by of his
house. Humiliated, she drives home only
to be fired from her job the next day.
Depressed, she secludes herself for months in her apartment to the point
where it looks like a junkyard of pizza boxes and used Kleenex. Exasperated, her trio of friends breaks into
her apartment when she won’t let them in, never showing an ounce of sympathy,
they steamroll her into a job interview for an ad agency. Her dream job. Not really trusting that dreams do come true;
Lindsey never the less buys a power suit and walks into a fiasco of a career.
job? Fashion trend forecaster. Flying from Los Angeles one week and New York
the next, asking random people on the street corner what they like and don’t
like about the current fashion trends.
Between figuring out how to succeed in smoozing people and trying to
contend with her new roommate who is also her partner in the job, Jen; Lindsey
hasn’t got the time for men. Or does
up? Victor Ragsdale in New York, who she
meets in a bar….when she’s drunk. Who says you can’t meet Mr. Right in a bar? Before
she knows what hit her, she spends all her time, energy, and thoughts on Victor
Ragsdale. And that leaves no time for
work, the very reason she is in New York in the first place. All is merry in the love department when her
week in New York is up and she starts in on her first week in Los Angeles. But how can she ever leave Victor after just
finding him? But she just can’t lose
another job, so she hightails it to the West Coast where she meets love
off, she meets guy #2 by way of ditching work to lie out in the sun on the Pier
in Santa Monica and dream of Victor. How
will she ever concentrate on anything else, much less work when all she can
count are the days leading up to when she can see Victor again?
who? Danny Wynn is an all American
Californian surfer, blond hair, blue eyes, and toned body but when she ends up
in the hospital after a surfing lesson she thinks she will never see him
again. But she does.
follows is a hilarious sojourn from coast to coast, week after week. Juggling two guys at the same time as well as
trying to be good at her dream job; that’s just hard enough, but when her bussiness
partner/roommate is trying to undermine her at every turn; well, a girl could
only take so much.
God, how I loved this book…but not really the ending until I was told Cynthia
was in the process of writing a sequel.
Well, thank God for that. I need
to see who Lindsey eventually chooses, although you get an inkling at the end
of Bicoastal Babe, you as a reader
are still none too sure. Anything can
happen. I am
willing to bet every girl/woman who reads Bicoastal
Babe will be able to identify with at least one of Lindsey’s fiasco’s in this book
Cynthia Langston was born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin.
She began her writing career at the age of twelve, with a bi-weekly soap opera called “Yesterday’s Desire.” Scrawled in a series of tattered red notebooks, YD was passed around the 6th grade class at St. Pius Catholic Gradeschool, where its enormous popularity and demand-for-more inspired Cynthia to make writing a priority.
She continued penning short stories and screenplays throughout high school. She eventually moved to Chicago to study writing in the prestigious Radio/TV/Film department at Northwestern University, where she also wrote film and theatre reviews for the school’s prize-winning newspaper, The Daily Northwestern. During her senior year, she received national attention for pioneering one of the first authentic “sex columns,” a weekly he-said/she-said column called “Bungalations.”
After college, Cynthia moved to the New York area, where she continued to write for a wide variety of publications, including a stint as a film critic for Film Journal International. While in New York, she began a side career in advertising and eventually launched her own successful market research company, Consumer Dig.
In 2001, Cynthia moved herself, her company and her two cats to Los Angeles, where she now lives in the gorgeous Hollywood Hills with her husband and brand new baby boy.
Currently, Cynthia is re-launching Bicoastal Babe to coincide with the development of Katherine Heigl’s “Trending,” a new drama series in development on the CW network (which is based on BB).
Her new novel, “The Very First Bite,” will debut in 2012.