Bond Girl, based on Erin Duffy’s real life at a financial company on Wall Street, has been described as The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street, but I think this description does the book a disservice.
Just out of college, Alex is hired at Cromwell Pierce to work on the bond trading floor. The daughter of a Wall Street banker, Alex finds working on the Street is not at all what she expected. In between fetching dozens of boxes of pizza and large orders of coffee from Starbucks, usually while wearing footwear inappropriate for such tasks, she moves her folding chair around the desk, watching over shoulders to learn the job. As she learns the ropes and proves her abilities, she earns the respect of her colleagues and her boss and finally earns her own spot on the desk. Alex also breaks one of her boss’s biggest rules and becomes involved with a cute coworker, but also has to fend off the advances of an important client who won’t take no for an answer.
While Alex — nicknamed Girlie — spends a good portion of her first year as a gopher, and mistakes are punished in unusual methods, such as fetching a 50 lb. wheel of cheese, the similarity to Prada ends there. Her coworkers play some crazy pranks on each other and engage in some questionable behavior, but they’re mostly good people and encourage her. When the economy tanks and Cromwell’s employees are hit hard, Alex has to decide what she really wants to do with her life.
Bond Girl is a fun read, and while the financial jargon in the beginning was difficult to follow, you can’t help but cheer Alex on as she navigates the world of Wall Street.
Please leave a comment if you’d like to win a copy (U.S. shipping only). We’ll announce the winner in our giveaway column on 3/14. This giveaway is closed.
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Nancy would not do well in the high-stress world of Wall Street. She writes about her 2 boys, books and life in Colorado at Life With My Boys and Books.
Jen E says
This one sounds really good, I’d love to win a copy!
This looks great! Please enter me!
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Sandra K321 says
Sounds like a good book. Please include me.
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Beth C says
I’ve read great reviews of this. Thanks so much for the chance to win it.
Staci A says
I would love to read this!
Colleen Turner says
This sounds so good! I would love to win this…thanks for the giveaway!
Thanks for this great giveaway.
Angela E. says
Alex sounds like a little spit fire in this book, would love to read it!
Would love to win! Who knows, maybe I’d learn something about Wall Street. 😉
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Tammy Gordon says
would really love to read this
Jilleen Hays says
I would love to win this book. There are so many people talking about what a great book it is.
Thanks for the chance to win it.
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This sounds like a good beach read. As the weather warms always looking for a good read in the sun. Thanks for the giveaway
This book sounds great! I’d love to be entered–
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Sounds like a fun read! Thanks!
Linda Kish says
Sounds great. Count me in, please.
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Would like to read.
It sounds really good, count me in Nancy! 🙂
Mary Ann Woods says
From the reviews that I have read, Bond Girl sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
This book really sounds good.
Anita Yancey says
Sounds like a good and fun read. I know I would really enjoy it. Please enter me. Thanks!
Alison S. says
I work in the financial industry so this looks like a book that I would really enjoy.
Would like to read.
Carolyn Parks says
Sounds fantastic – would love to read!
This book sounds good.
Would like to win this one.