Melissa is the cosummate good girl-the one who always bakes the cake for a birthday party, keeps things running and never, ever gets the guy. She fades into the woodwork and considers herself to be dull and frumpy. When Mel gets fired from her job she decides, after quite a lot of hilarious mishaps, that she will take what she is good at (managing the details) and starts her own business, The Little Lady Agency under the name of Honey. The agency is for men who can’t get a woman or don’t want a woman around to help them plan events; learn how to dress and to woo women. Honey wears high heels, tight dresses and takes crap from no one. Will Mel ever realize that Honey has a place in her real life?
This is a quickly paced book told in the 1st person. The cast of characters are well-developed and easy to relate to by the reader. The setting, London, is not integral to the story-it could be set anywhere. This is a light, funny book with a touch of romance for those who like a happy ending. 2005, 376 pages.