Bond Girl is the first novel from debut author Erin Duffy who previously worked in finance on Wall Street.
Set in Wall Street, the financial capital of America, Bond Girl follows the highs, lows and insane hours of a career in finance. Alex Garrett is accepted on a graduate programme at Cromwell Pierce and walks into the bond trading world to find that it is very different to what she had imagined. Soon she finds herself fulfilling crazy requests just to get initiated into the team. However, as the financial crisis hits the world Alex sees the workplace that she worked so hard to get into changing before her eyes.
I loved Alex’s character, she seems to be a lovely person who is eager to please everyone whilst working hard at the same time. There are quite a few surprises in this book and the ending was different to how I had imagined. I also really liked most of the supporting characters – especially Chick. There was a really good camaraderie between the characters, which led to some really hilarious moments. I kept forgetting that this was a fictional account rather than a memoir, as it felt so real.
If you’re looking for a fantastic, addictive read this summer then look no further than Bond Girl. This is a fun and witty take on work in the financial world with an injection of romance that will leave you desperate to know what happens next! I can’t wait to read more from Erin Duffy.
Thank you to Harper Collins for sending me a copy to review.
Bond Girl is available to buy from the 5th July 2012.