Kel McGowan is Kelligrafie
Persuading Annie centres around, Annie. Or rather, Annie and her family of rich, spoilt, inherent snobs. Annie however is surprisingly down-to-earth, wears scruffy clothes, is an art freak, volunteers for the Samaritans helpline. Or not surprisingly because that's the basic blueprint for the lead character in this sort of book.
Her familys' company is going under financially as their expenditure is sufficiently bigger than their incoming (why is it rich kids never have a clue about bills?) and it's now up to some finance whizzkids to come and save them all from ending up on the streets. Enter Jake, one of the said whizzkids, who also happens to be Annie's bitter ex boyfriend. And as you've probably guessed, their relationship didn't exactly end on a high.
Cue the two of them making snidey remarks at board meetings, trying to pretend each other doesn't exist until a freak accident drives them into each others' arms and suddenly, they might just have feelings for each other again.
It's predictable. None of the characters are remotely interesting or likeable. They're all straight out of the rom-com textbook and as a result, the book fails to surprise, shock or intrigue.
File under: Kelligrafie, book review, Persuading Annie, Melissa Nathan