Book recommendation: Shizzle, Inc, by Ana Spoke


Let’s face it: humour can be hard to write. Sure, you can have a great joke. But if you don’t nail the timing or delivery, then it won’t make your readers laugh.

There are certain books, though, that leave you feeling as though humour comes easily to their authors. Shizzle, Inc, by Ana Spoke, is one such book. It’s funny, it’s well-written, and I can almost guarantee you’ll enjoy it.

When Isa Maxwell lands at job at the infamous Shizzle, Inc, she’s thrilled. It’s her dream job: one where she can make a lot of money and, if her luck holds out, get discovered by a TV or movie executive. As Isa tries to settle into the position, however, she finds that the job may not be all she was hoping for–or more accurately, she may not be all the job was hoping for.

One of my favourite things about Shizzle, Inc, is the way it didn’t at all follow what I was expecting. When I began reading it, I encountered what I thought were the usual girl-falls-in-love-with-boss tropes. And then everything I was expecting got turned on its head, in a way that somehow made complete sense.

I also loved the way Isa slowly matured as the story moved along. The sometimes-absurd circumstances evolved along with her, slowly unraveling, revealing themselves, and coming together to form a more cohesive story that makes sense within the novel.

It’s a style of writing that not many authors can pull off very well, but Spoke does it wonderfully. If you’re looking for the type of novel that will make you laugh and keep you on your toes, then definitely give Shizzle, Inc, a try. It certainly made me laugh.

Goodreads summary

Fifteen minutes of fame is all Isa Maxwell needs to solve her financial woes and win back Brad, the love of her life.

Thanks to her clumsiness, street smarts, and an unbelievable bit of luck, Isa lands her dream job, becoming the protege of Mr. Hue, the playboy billionaire owner of Shizzle, Inc. She even gets a number of new love interests, but all is not what it seems. In fact, absolutely nothing is what it seems.

Can Isa survive the tough world of corporate intrigue and constant looming bodily harm? Or will her efforts be the end of Shizzle, Inc and possibly her life?

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