Josie McMaster moves to London to work as a ghost writer, but complications ensue as she gets caught up in the life of her subject. Can Josie keep her personal and professional lives separate, and will the book ever get written?
Well-written and with a nice touch in humour, Gamble on Engagement makes up for its lack of originality by being a genuinely entertaining book. Josie McMaster is a competent and effective protagonist, and she should gain some sympathy from even the most hard-hearted of readers. This isn’t a masterpiece, but it definitely passes the time.
I’m not quite sure whether someone like Josie could actually function in the real world. She seems like one of this dysfunctional heroines who amuses readers but who would probably be institutionalised if she ever tried to live beyond the pages of a novel. Still, a decent read that bodes well for what appears to be a new franchise.
Star rating for Gamble on Engagement (McMaster the Disaster): 3 stars.
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