Happy Tuesday all!
Excited to share with you my review for this fun book about banking and yoga!🧘🏻♀️ 💵
Madeleine Henry has written a clever story packed with humor and reality. Allegra is a 20 something Financial analyst. Biding her time at her high power Wall Street job until her bonus comes in, then she can pursue her real passion…. yoga.🧘🏻♀️ when Allegra meets her yoga hero Schuyler she thinks she has hit the jackpot. But Allegra soon learns that the yoga world is just as cutthroat as Wall Street. Loved this book! I just had such a fun time reading it. Allegra was such a fantastic character and I loved spending time with her even though her life was exhausting. 20 hour work days trying to sneak in scheduled yoga breaks that occasionally found her in some compromising positions. Surviving on caffeine, caffeine, and more caffeine. This book certainly did not glamorize The banking industry. All the characters were so well drawn even if you didn’t necessarily really like all of them. There also is a dash of romance in this book that I found simply adorable. I can definitely see this book being made into a movie, this was SO entertaining!
Allegra was such a likable character I was rooting for her the entire book. I cannot imagine working a job that expected your attention 24/7. I can however imagine working in the fitness industry, because that has been the only place I’ve worked my entire adult life. Things certainly have changed with the introduction of social media, really kind of changed the landscape. I also like that there were strong female friendships in this book, always a bonus. And the females that worked with allegro were all pretty darn supportive, so yay! My only small complaint would be there wasn’t enough romance, but I think that was by design. This was a really well-done debut and I am looking forward to what’s next from Madeleine Henry.
*** Big thanks to Atria for my copy of this book ***
About the Book
In this sizzling debut for fans of The Devil Wears Prada, Wall Street banking analyst Allegra Cobb plans to quit the minute her year-end bonus hits her account, finally pursuing her yoga career full-time. But when she forms an intense relationship with the #InstaFamous guru who may hold the ticket to the life Allegra’s always wanted – she’s not sure if she’ll be able to keep her sanity intact (and her chakras aligned) until bonus day.
Allegra Cobb’s resume: straight-A Princeton grad, second-year analyst at a top-tier bank, one-time American Yoga National Competition Champion. Allegra Cobb’s reality: spends 24 hours a day changing the colors on bar charts, overusing the word “team”, and daydreaming about quitting the minute her year-end bonus hits her account. She has no interest in the cutthroat banking world – she’s going to launch her very own yoga practice.
But her plan isn’t quite as perfect as the beachfront yoga pictures she double-taps on Instagram. On top of the 100 emails an hour and coworkers already suspicious of her escape plan, Allegra’s hard-driving single father has always expected fiercely high achievement above all else. That his daughter works on Wall Street means everything to him. Still, she marches on, taking it day by extremely caffeinated day.
But after (one) unknowingly sleeping with the man now leading her banking cohort on one of their biggest deals to date and (two) meeting the #blessed yoga guru who might just be her ticket to the life she’s always wanted…