Claudia's Big Break by Lisa Heidke

By Lisa Heidke

Claudia Taylor's existence is a multitude. Her twenties and thirties appear to have disappeared in a haze of dull workplace jobs, mistaken shags, and superficial spending. Her most modern catastrophe? An ill-advised fling. In an try to get a few viewpoint on her lifestyles, Claudia jets off to wonderful Santorini along with her top associates, Tara and Sophie. yet it is not lengthy earlier than they're shaking their heads at a few of Claudia's shenanigans. in the meantime, Sophie and Tara are wrestling with their very own concerns. Sophie, a former high-flying profession girl, is suffering from being a stay-at-home mom and her husband's nasty ex-wife. Tara is in poor health of her dead-end activity and attempting to write a singular. Claudia's mammoth holiday is an hilarious novel approximately friendship, romance, laughter, and loyalty. it is also approximately 3 lady taking inventory in their lives—with somewhat drunken karaoke thrown in to the combination. For Claudia and her associates, existence is absolutely not a similar after their much-needed vacation in paradise.

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Talk about a gift. They’ll take us for everything. ’ We traipsed past several taxis up to a line of yellow buses. None of their destination signs read Acropolis or Plaka (the old town at the base of the Acropolis where we’d be staying), or other words I vaguely remembered from my Lonely Planet guide to Greece, usefully hiding at the bottom of my suitcase. I studied the oversized road map on a nearby information board but still had no idea which bus to catch. Our patience and Levi’s sudden quietness couldn’t last.

In fact, my massive debt was one of the reasons I was living with Tara. The other being that I’d had no other option when George and I had broken up. It was a long story, also a bit humiliating, and I didn’t want to think about that right now. But I had a plan. All going well, in two years’ time, maybe less if I got my spending under control, I’d be debt free. Of course I’d have to move on from my job as well. Clearly, I wouldn’t be able to stay there much longer. Even though I wasn’t in love with Marcus, well, not desperately in love, office dynamics would be very awkward, especially if Marcus found a new fling .

Tara was the senior features editor at Modern Interiors, a monthly lifestyle magazine that devoted several pages an issue to the latest cushion colours, fabrics, textures and stuffings from all over the world. ‘You’re very knowledgeable about . . ’ She rolled her eyes. ’ Tara shook her head. ’ ‘That’s not going to happen. ’ Tara frowned. ‘What? Write a Regency romance, a sweeping saga with a handsome hero —’ ‘But the hero has to die,’ Sophie chimed in. ’ ‘Yeah. People love that,’ agreed Sophie.

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