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About Teal Paisley Tights
Life post-graduation was supposed to see the launch of Jadyn’s art career, or at least an art gallery showing one of her watercolor paintings. Instead, this Pittsburgh native is locked into a low-paying consultant position with an impossible boss. When another coworker is fired, Jadyn inherits an extra workload, including the company’s biggest client. If she loses him, she’s fired.
Evicted from her apartment because of a small spending problem, she is forced to move in with her know-it-all sister. While everyone else plans a neat, buttoned-up life for her, Jadyn longs to paint professionally. Stretched like canvas between responsibility and dreams, she must choose.
My thoughts + Review
Teal Paisley Tights was a really fun read. I struggled to get into the book at first but ended up really enjoying it.
We follow the main character, Jayden, as she navigates life after college trying to make it on her own. She works for an ad agency as a consultant. Jayden likes her job but doesn't love her boss, and she's got a few too many projects and feels overwhelmed by all the work she needs to get done. Plus, she's about to get evicted.
When I first started Teal Paisley Tights I was expecting a romance, and while there was some romance in the story, the real focus was on Jayden as she figures out how to be an adult and chase her dreams all at the same time.
We need more books like this.
I feel like there are so many coming of age stories for teenagers (with characters right around 18-19) but I haven't read many about young adults (20-25) who are fresh out of college. At least, if there are books like this, direct me to them because I am loving them.
This is such a tricky time, you've finished college and chances are you're either looking for work or you've started out at some company and life isn't everything you thought it would be. I loved reading about Jayden figuring out how to manage her money better (cause she got evicted, that's a good wake up call) and how much she grows as she realizes that the job she's doing isn't what she wants in the long run.
I thought this was a great coming of age story and I gave it 3/5 stars. (I'll be doing a post explaining my rating system soon) but this means that I enjoyed the book, there were things that I didn't like (mainly how scenes would just jump from one to another without too much cohesiveness) Overall I thought that Teal Paisley Tights was a good read and I recommend it if you're in the mood for a coming of age contemporary.
+ it's clean (and Christian) which I always love.
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