My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved, loved, loved this book. I picked it up after I read a review from Kevin of I Heart Chicklit. Besides, it’s called ‘Techbitch’ – what’s not to love!
The story isn’t a romance. There is plenty of love in it – Imogen clearly loves her husband Alex and her kids- but that’s not the crux of the story. It is more like ‘The Devil wears Prada’ from in reverse. Imogen, the protagonist is 40 and is threatened by her former assistant, who had been promoted (almost) above her.
As someone who is is her forties and reasonably tech savvy, I found Imogen’s initial reluctance to do anything with technology a little annoying to start with (but then again, I know lots of people – both male and female – who say ‘oh, I don’t do that, I’m old school’). But Imogen handles things so well, you can’t help liking her. I could sympathise with all her insecurities and worries – it’s not easy being a mother, a wife, a human being and trying to keep yourself totally professional when at work.
It was also refreshing to see a successful woman in the fashion industry portrayed as something other than a total bitch (tech or otherwise).
I loved this book. Did I say that already? I did? I must be getting old…