Prada and Prejudice - Katie Oliver (2014)

Natalie Dashwood has been summonsed to attend a board meeting about the financial woes of her grandfather's department store. After not getting off to the best start with Rhys Gordon - the man brought in to save the store - Natalie is called upon to help with the store's revamp. Step one is curbing her own extravagant spending. Step two is using her socialite connections to boost the star power at the store's big re-launch, including convincing her rock star ex-boyfriend Dominic to sing at the event. With the media hot on her heels over her relationship with Rhys and a creepy colleague stalking her, it's time for Natalie to prove she's more heiress than airhead. This light-hearted read is a very promising debut, with several sub-plots to keep the story kicking along.

Prada and Prejudice, by Katie Oliver, is a tale of retail, romance and redemption. The summary says: "He's a man in possession of a large fortune ... but is he in want of a wife?! It is a truth universally acknowledged that Natalie Dashwood loves to shop. After all, as the heiress to the renowned London department store Dashwood & James she's been wearing designer shoes since she could walk! But a socialite's life isn't as perfect as you might imagine... Natalie's spending is spiralling slightly out of control, her rock star boyfriend is engaged to someone else, and it seems the family business is in financial crisis. New high-flying business exec Rhys Gordon has been brought in to save the company from ruin, but what are his motives? And infuriatingly even a shoe-shopping spree can't take her mind off his distracting and oh-so-charming smile..." Prada and Prejudice is out in January 2014.

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