Friday, March 7, 2014

Giveaway & Review ~ ALLEGRA JACKSON: SEX, BOOZE AND DESIGNER SHOES by Amelia Benjamin


Allegra Jackson is living high. She’s a successful head hunter for a London modelling agency and at the top of her game in all respects. Now, with the help of her sidekick Oliver, she’s joined the Los Angeles branch of Valentina Blackheart Models to show them how it’s done. Allegra has a queen-sized appetite for sex, champagne and more sex, and she has no trouble getting what she wants, even though her desires can land her in hot water. LA itself is a bit of a cultural shock, but Allegra enters new foreign territory when she falls hard for all-American bachelor and real estate mogul Christian Beaumont. Life becomes even more confusing when her friend and employer Valentina Blackheart—Allegra’s fifty-something, supremely well preserved double—makes a startling proposition. Will Allegra accept Valentina’s offer for the sake of financial security, even if it means abandoning her wild lifestyle?

Allegra Jackson
Sex, Booze and Designer Shoes

By: Amelia Benjamin

Released June 1st, 2013

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Author Info
Amelia Benjamin loves shopping and many things fashion related, as well as good music, decent people, wonderful friends, and loving family. Allegra Jackson is her first novel. You can find Amelia online at

My Thoughts:

 I don't really know where to begin. I originally thought this was going to be a Sex In The City meets James Bond type book. Ha! The joke was on me. When the blurb said head hunter it was referring to a talent scout.

So I was somewhat let down but that was because of my misconception. Add in the fact that I have a sinus and upper respiratory infection, and you can see how I might not enjoy this or any book as much as usual. :-(

The title of this book is very apt. You see the book is about Allegra Jackson. She has lots of sex, drinks way too much, and she is very fashionable.

I am not a big drinker and am not the least bit fashionable (unfortunately) so I didn't connect very well with Allegra's character. I can say that she was really good at her job. :-) 

I did enjoy watching her put snotty models in their place!

If you like fashion, sex, and drinking, you should definitely read this one. If you dislike any of those things, I'd walk away now.

I thought it was a decent read. I'd have probably skipped it if I hadn't thought there was going to be a spy type twist to it.

I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Honestly, it was MY fault that I didn't fully enjoy this book. Who knows, maybe Amelia Benjamin will write one with a spy element!

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  1. Oh dear! Please take care of you! i want you healthy!! thym infusion works great! stay hydrated and plenty of rest *HUGS*

    i'm not really interested in this one... i'm not fan of drinking and the fact she see sex as a game isn't for me either so i will pass

    1. Thank you. I'm trying. I went to the Dr on Monday and I am still miserable. Usually I start to feel better within a day of starting the antibiotics. Not this time. I feel worse! :-(

      Yes, that would be best for you to pass this. As I was reading it, I thought of you. You would not like it but Amber might. I'm not sure.

    2. i think i've put some malta tea in your package ( tell me if i didn't) that one is really great to drink at breakfast when your sinuse and lungs have an infection ( it alleviate on teh stomac) so really let me know i can sent some no problem at all ( to be drank before starting to eat)

  2. Thank you for hosting...and I am sorry that you thought it was a Suspense! Hope you are feeling better soon!

    1. lol! It was completely my fault! I don't know how I misread that! :-) All wasn't lost though. It wasn't a bad read just not quite what I expected.

  3. :( I have the start of an infection too. I hope the meds start kicking in soon for you!
    I dont think I'd really like this one. Im not in to fashion and yes I occasionally drink but it doesnt define me. I'll probably pass on it.