Bond Girl - Erin Duffy This book felt like one of those unnecessarily long indie films where nothing ever happens but the protagonist's entire life changes anyway. That isn't to say nothing ever happens in this book, but the entirety of it felt delivered on one single bland level of emotion. I liked Alex's funny work friends and I disliked cowardly Will, whose secrets you could see coming from a mile off. I loved all the praise of New York (I love NY) and I enjoyed learning a bit about Wall Street, but this was an unsatisfying read overall.

I think what put me off is that the prose was perfunctory. There is writing that is remarkable and rewards you for the reading of it and makes you feel enriched, and then there is writing that doesn't make you feel anything at all, and is just a bunch of words on the page that make for a forgettable story.