Bond Girl

Bond Girl

When other little girls were dreaming about becoming doctors or lawyers, Alex Garrett set her sights on conquering the high-powered world of Wall Street. And though she's prepared to fight her way into an elitist boys' club, or duck the occasional errant football, she quickly realizes she's in over her head when she's relegated to a kiddie-size folding chair with her new m When other little girls were dreaming about becoming doctors or lawyers, Alex Garrett set her sights on conquering the hi...

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Title:Bond Girl
Author:Erin Duffy
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Bond Girl
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:290 pages pages

Bond Girl Reviews

  • Jeff Raymond
    Feb 01, 2012

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

    "Bond Girl" is exactly the type of novel I love reading (or listening to in this case). It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love modern day 20's somethings women (woman here) struggling with love and life in NYC type reads. What I also enjoyed about it is the insight into Wall S...

    By Megan Miller Erin Duffy?s ?Bond Girl? does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downfall. Snapshots of sexual harassment, over-indulgence and trigg...

    I know NOTHING about the financial world, ask the other half. He works in finances and I generally look at him like he is speaking jibberish when he talks about investments and what he does. Here's what I know about finances. I am a librarian, I get paid and I buy more books after ...

    This was a case where I should not have judged a book by its cover. The stiletto had me wondering exactly what I was about to read. What I found was incredibly smart and entertaining! Who knew bond trading on Wall Street could be so interesting with this fun cast of characters?! I enjo...

    Originally reviewed at Novel Escapes When Bond Girl popped up in my mailbox I had to read the cover to discover what it was about. Isn?t this cover fabulous!?! I?ve never been a huge shoe fanatic (somehow that?s changing ? maybe all this reading about shoes in the last ten y...

    I received a copy of Bond Girl in exchange for an honest review. First off let?s talk the cover. Loved it! Are all girls wired to just adore pictures of shoes or what? Second ? loved the plot. It?s not often we get a female perspective of a ?Street? worker ? and by that I m...

    3 1/2 Stars. The author has a very engaging voice, and the trip through the workplace from hell to the financial meltdown was interesting. What I found missing was the personal. Alex chooses to work on Wall Street because her father does, and she has wanted to do with since she was ...

    I was so excited to read this after reading the review for "Bond Girl" in Entertainment Weekly last month. Being a financial analyst myself, I was interested to see the interworkings of Wall Street from a young female's point of view. I enjoyed reading this book, although it was mor...

    Another silly book for brainless summer reading. I read the whole book, which is good, but never really loved it. I was hoping for something more - more laughs, more romance, more drama - any or all of the above. Best part of this book was how it spawned a two day FB discussion...

    This is the hysterical story of Alex aka Girlie who is the new bond girl at a Wall Street firm. It's so refreshing to have a smart, likeable protagonist who remains true to herself and has fun along the way. The crazy antics of this boys' club will make you laugh so hard you'll cry... ...

    4.5 rating. "I'm a large buyer of cox" HAHA. I could not stop laughing after I read that. Good book. Definitely loved all the bets they made and how they messed with each other. I liked the main girl but at times she was kind of naive. I was a little disappointed that she didn't in...

    Alex is a bit naïve when it comes to Will where she should've been a bit more suspicious. Overall one I would definitely recommend! ...

    Dnf'd at 30%ish The MC was annoying, and dumb. I am talking really dumb! The narrator was def not for me. Her "impression" of the MC was spot on, annoying and nasally. I just couldn't take it anymore. ...

    I thought this was a really interesting look at the world of IBD - some of it was so over the top that I wondered if it were exaggerated, but sadly, I'm guessing not. I loved that it took place in 2007 (right when I was starting my own career in consulting, at the same age, in New York...

    I was lucky to receive an ARC of this book thanks to Book Reporter (http://bookreporter.com) and after my life settled down (if you didn't know, my grandfather was in the hospital and then stayed with my family for two weeks) I finally got a chance to pick it up. I read the book in 24 ...

    Bond Girl starts with a prologue. Alex, 24, living in Manhattan, has woken with another hangover. We know she doesn?t feel the same about her job as she did and the inference is it?s not because of the imploding financial world but because of a ?he?. Chapter One briefly gives i...

    A quick shortcut by which to communicate the overall feel and tone of Erin Duffy's debut novel, Bond Girl would be to say that it is something like a combination of Wall Street meets The Devil Wears Prada. It is unfair to Ms Duffy to characterize her book that way, however, as the comp...

    Embarassingly, I had gotten some interest in this thinking, based solely on title and buzz, that this was sort of a reverse Bond book. Sort of like a chick-lit-spy-thriller. It's not. A better comparison, as made more or less everywhere else at this point, is The Devil Wears Pra...

  • Michelle
    Jul 15, 2012

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

  • Stephanie
    Jul 17, 2012

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

    "Bond Girl" is exactly the type of novel I love reading (or listening to in this case). It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love modern day 20's somethings women (woman here) struggling with love and life in NYC type reads. What I also enjoyed about it is the insight into Wall S...

  • Michael
    Feb 26, 2012

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

  • Dianne
    Nov 09, 2011

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

  • Kim
    Sep 17, 2015

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

    "Bond Girl" is exactly the type of novel I love reading (or listening to in this case). It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love modern day 20's somethings women (woman here) struggling with love and life in NYC type reads. What I also enjoyed about it is the insight into Wall S...

    By Megan Miller Erin Duffy?s ?Bond Girl? does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downfall. Snapshots of sexual harassment, over-indulgence and trigg...

    I know NOTHING about the financial world, ask the other half. He works in finances and I generally look at him like he is speaking jibberish when he talks about investments and what he does. Here's what I know about finances. I am a librarian, I get paid and I buy more books after ...

    This was a case where I should not have judged a book by its cover. The stiletto had me wondering exactly what I was about to read. What I found was incredibly smart and entertaining! Who knew bond trading on Wall Street could be so interesting with this fun cast of characters?! I enjo...

    Originally reviewed at Novel Escapes When Bond Girl popped up in my mailbox I had to read the cover to discover what it was about. Isn?t this cover fabulous!?! I?ve never been a huge shoe fanatic (somehow that?s changing ? maybe all this reading about shoes in the last ten y...

    I received a copy of Bond Girl in exchange for an honest review. First off let?s talk the cover. Loved it! Are all girls wired to just adore pictures of shoes or what? Second ? loved the plot. It?s not often we get a female perspective of a ?Street? worker ? and by that I m...

    3 1/2 Stars. The author has a very engaging voice, and the trip through the workplace from hell to the financial meltdown was interesting. What I found missing was the personal. Alex chooses to work on Wall Street because her father does, and she has wanted to do with since she was ...

    I was so excited to read this after reading the review for "Bond Girl" in Entertainment Weekly last month. Being a financial analyst myself, I was interested to see the interworkings of Wall Street from a young female's point of view. I enjoyed reading this book, although it was mor...

    Another silly book for brainless summer reading. I read the whole book, which is good, but never really loved it. I was hoping for something more - more laughs, more romance, more drama - any or all of the above. Best part of this book was how it spawned a two day FB discussion...

    This is the hysterical story of Alex aka Girlie who is the new bond girl at a Wall Street firm. It's so refreshing to have a smart, likeable protagonist who remains true to herself and has fun along the way. The crazy antics of this boys' club will make you laugh so hard you'll cry... ...

    4.5 rating. "I'm a large buyer of cox" HAHA. I could not stop laughing after I read that. Good book. Definitely loved all the bets they made and how they messed with each other. I liked the main girl but at times she was kind of naive. I was a little disappointed that she didn't in...

    Alex is a bit naïve when it comes to Will where she should've been a bit more suspicious. Overall one I would definitely recommend! ...

  • Erin Roethe
    Jan 26, 2014

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

    "Bond Girl" is exactly the type of novel I love reading (or listening to in this case). It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love modern day 20's somethings women (woman here) struggling with love and life in NYC type reads. What I also enjoyed about it is the insight into Wall S...

    By Megan Miller Erin Duffy?s ?Bond Girl? does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downfall. Snapshots of sexual harassment, over-indulgence and trigg...

    I know NOTHING about the financial world, ask the other half. He works in finances and I generally look at him like he is speaking jibberish when he talks about investments and what he does. Here's what I know about finances. I am a librarian, I get paid and I buy more books after ...

    This was a case where I should not have judged a book by its cover. The stiletto had me wondering exactly what I was about to read. What I found was incredibly smart and entertaining! Who knew bond trading on Wall Street could be so interesting with this fun cast of characters?! I enjo...

    Originally reviewed at Novel Escapes When Bond Girl popped up in my mailbox I had to read the cover to discover what it was about. Isn?t this cover fabulous!?! I?ve never been a huge shoe fanatic (somehow that?s changing ? maybe all this reading about shoes in the last ten y...

    I received a copy of Bond Girl in exchange for an honest review. First off let?s talk the cover. Loved it! Are all girls wired to just adore pictures of shoes or what? Second ? loved the plot. It?s not often we get a female perspective of a ?Street? worker ? and by that I m...

    3 1/2 Stars. The author has a very engaging voice, and the trip through the workplace from hell to the financial meltdown was interesting. What I found missing was the personal. Alex chooses to work on Wall Street because her father does, and she has wanted to do with since she was ...

    I was so excited to read this after reading the review for "Bond Girl" in Entertainment Weekly last month. Being a financial analyst myself, I was interested to see the interworkings of Wall Street from a young female's point of view. I enjoyed reading this book, although it was mor...

    Another silly book for brainless summer reading. I read the whole book, which is good, but never really loved it. I was hoping for something more - more laughs, more romance, more drama - any or all of the above. Best part of this book was how it spawned a two day FB discussion...

    This is the hysterical story of Alex aka Girlie who is the new bond girl at a Wall Street firm. It's so refreshing to have a smart, likeable protagonist who remains true to herself and has fun along the way. The crazy antics of this boys' club will make you laugh so hard you'll cry... ...

    4.5 rating. "I'm a large buyer of cox" HAHA. I could not stop laughing after I read that. Good book. Definitely loved all the bets they made and how they messed with each other. I liked the main girl but at times she was kind of naive. I was a little disappointed that she didn't in...

    Alex is a bit naïve when it comes to Will where she should've been a bit more suspicious. Overall one I would definitely recommend! ...

    Dnf'd at 30%ish The MC was annoying, and dumb. I am talking really dumb! The narrator was def not for me. Her "impression" of the MC was spot on, annoying and nasally. I just couldn't take it anymore. ...

    I thought this was a really interesting look at the world of IBD - some of it was so over the top that I wondered if it were exaggerated, but sadly, I'm guessing not. I loved that it took place in 2007 (right when I was starting my own career in consulting, at the same age, in New York...

    I was lucky to receive an ARC of this book thanks to Book Reporter (http://bookreporter.com) and after my life settled down (if you didn't know, my grandfather was in the hospital and then stayed with my family for two weeks) I finally got a chance to pick it up. I read the book in 24 ...

    Bond Girl starts with a prologue. Alex, 24, living in Manhattan, has woken with another hangover. We know she doesn?t feel the same about her job as she did and the inference is it?s not because of the imploding financial world but because of a ?he?. Chapter One briefly gives i...

    A quick shortcut by which to communicate the overall feel and tone of Erin Duffy's debut novel, Bond Girl would be to say that it is something like a combination of Wall Street meets The Devil Wears Prada. It is unfair to Ms Duffy to characterize her book that way, however, as the comp...

    Embarassingly, I had gotten some interest in this thinking, based solely on title and buzz, that this was sort of a reverse Bond book. Sort of like a chick-lit-spy-thriller. It's not. A better comparison, as made more or less everywhere else at this point, is The Devil Wears Pra...

    Originally on my blog: http://ilovedthisbook.blogspot.com Ok, so I'm currently a little burned out on the silly YA books that I have picked up as of late so I found myself on a blog that reviews books about the older gals. I spotted a rave review of Bond Girl, so I picked it up at t...

    Sometimes a girl just wants to read a light, entertaining chick lit book. This was just what I wanted & it delivered what I expected. It was an entertaining story & I liked Alex, the protagonist. She's an honest, somewhat sarcastic, career oriented female taking on a business c...

    This was a great book. I have no trouble putting books down 95% of the time, but I couldn't part with this one. It was delightful and I actually laughed out loud a couple times. I did not want Alex's story to end. Actually, I wanted to know what happened next with many of the character...

  • Erin
    Mar 05, 2012

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

  • Helen Dunn
    Jul 28, 2013

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

    "Bond Girl" is exactly the type of novel I love reading (or listening to in this case). It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love modern day 20's somethings women (woman here) struggling with love and life in NYC type reads. What I also enjoyed about it is the insight into Wall S...

    By Megan Miller Erin Duffy?s ?Bond Girl? does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downfall. Snapshots of sexual harassment, over-indulgence and trigg...

    I know NOTHING about the financial world, ask the other half. He works in finances and I generally look at him like he is speaking jibberish when he talks about investments and what he does. Here's what I know about finances. I am a librarian, I get paid and I buy more books after ...

    This was a case where I should not have judged a book by its cover. The stiletto had me wondering exactly what I was about to read. What I found was incredibly smart and entertaining! Who knew bond trading on Wall Street could be so interesting with this fun cast of characters?! I enjo...

    Originally reviewed at Novel Escapes When Bond Girl popped up in my mailbox I had to read the cover to discover what it was about. Isn?t this cover fabulous!?! I?ve never been a huge shoe fanatic (somehow that?s changing ? maybe all this reading about shoes in the last ten y...

    I received a copy of Bond Girl in exchange for an honest review. First off let?s talk the cover. Loved it! Are all girls wired to just adore pictures of shoes or what? Second ? loved the plot. It?s not often we get a female perspective of a ?Street? worker ? and by that I m...

    3 1/2 Stars. The author has a very engaging voice, and the trip through the workplace from hell to the financial meltdown was interesting. What I found missing was the personal. Alex chooses to work on Wall Street because her father does, and she has wanted to do with since she was ...

    I was so excited to read this after reading the review for "Bond Girl" in Entertainment Weekly last month. Being a financial analyst myself, I was interested to see the interworkings of Wall Street from a young female's point of view. I enjoyed reading this book, although it was mor...

    Another silly book for brainless summer reading. I read the whole book, which is good, but never really loved it. I was hoping for something more - more laughs, more romance, more drama - any or all of the above. Best part of this book was how it spawned a two day FB discussion...

  • Michelle Sallay
    Aug 25, 2012

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

    "Bond Girl" is exactly the type of novel I love reading (or listening to in this case). It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love modern day 20's somethings women (woman here) struggling with love and life in NYC type reads. What I also enjoyed about it is the insight into Wall S...

    By Megan Miller Erin Duffy?s ?Bond Girl? does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downfall. Snapshots of sexual harassment, over-indulgence and trigg...

    I know NOTHING about the financial world, ask the other half. He works in finances and I generally look at him like he is speaking jibberish when he talks about investments and what he does. Here's what I know about finances. I am a librarian, I get paid and I buy more books after ...

    This was a case where I should not have judged a book by its cover. The stiletto had me wondering exactly what I was about to read. What I found was incredibly smart and entertaining! Who knew bond trading on Wall Street could be so interesting with this fun cast of characters?! I enjo...

    Originally reviewed at Novel Escapes When Bond Girl popped up in my mailbox I had to read the cover to discover what it was about. Isn?t this cover fabulous!?! I?ve never been a huge shoe fanatic (somehow that?s changing ? maybe all this reading about shoes in the last ten y...

    I received a copy of Bond Girl in exchange for an honest review. First off let?s talk the cover. Loved it! Are all girls wired to just adore pictures of shoes or what? Second ? loved the plot. It?s not often we get a female perspective of a ?Street? worker ? and by that I m...

    3 1/2 Stars. The author has a very engaging voice, and the trip through the workplace from hell to the financial meltdown was interesting. What I found missing was the personal. Alex chooses to work on Wall Street because her father does, and she has wanted to do with since she was ...

    I was so excited to read this after reading the review for "Bond Girl" in Entertainment Weekly last month. Being a financial analyst myself, I was interested to see the interworkings of Wall Street from a young female's point of view. I enjoyed reading this book, although it was mor...

    Another silly book for brainless summer reading. I read the whole book, which is good, but never really loved it. I was hoping for something more - more laughs, more romance, more drama - any or all of the above. Best part of this book was how it spawned a two day FB discussion...

    This is the hysterical story of Alex aka Girlie who is the new bond girl at a Wall Street firm. It's so refreshing to have a smart, likeable protagonist who remains true to herself and has fun along the way. The crazy antics of this boys' club will make you laugh so hard you'll cry... ...

    4.5 rating. "I'm a large buyer of cox" HAHA. I could not stop laughing after I read that. Good book. Definitely loved all the bets they made and how they messed with each other. I liked the main girl but at times she was kind of naive. I was a little disappointed that she didn't in...

    Alex is a bit naïve when it comes to Will where she should've been a bit more suspicious. Overall one I would definitely recommend! ...

    Dnf'd at 30%ish The MC was annoying, and dumb. I am talking really dumb! The narrator was def not for me. Her "impression" of the MC was spot on, annoying and nasally. I just couldn't take it anymore. ...

    I thought this was a really interesting look at the world of IBD - some of it was so over the top that I wondered if it were exaggerated, but sadly, I'm guessing not. I loved that it took place in 2007 (right when I was starting my own career in consulting, at the same age, in New York...

    I was lucky to receive an ARC of this book thanks to Book Reporter (http://bookreporter.com) and after my life settled down (if you didn't know, my grandfather was in the hospital and then stayed with my family for two weeks) I finally got a chance to pick it up. I read the book in 24 ...

    Bond Girl starts with a prologue. Alex, 24, living in Manhattan, has woken with another hangover. We know she doesn?t feel the same about her job as she did and the inference is it?s not because of the imploding financial world but because of a ?he?. Chapter One briefly gives i...

    A quick shortcut by which to communicate the overall feel and tone of Erin Duffy's debut novel, Bond Girl would be to say that it is something like a combination of Wall Street meets The Devil Wears Prada. It is unfair to Ms Duffy to characterize her book that way, however, as the comp...

    Embarassingly, I had gotten some interest in this thinking, based solely on title and buzz, that this was sort of a reverse Bond book. Sort of like a chick-lit-spy-thriller. It's not. A better comparison, as made more or less everywhere else at this point, is The Devil Wears Pra...

    Originally on my blog: http://ilovedthisbook.blogspot.com Ok, so I'm currently a little burned out on the silly YA books that I have picked up as of late so I found myself on a blog that reviews books about the older gals. I spotted a rave review of Bond Girl, so I picked it up at t...

  • Lydia Laceby
    Jul 17, 2012

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

    "Bond Girl" is exactly the type of novel I love reading (or listening to in this case). It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love modern day 20's somethings women (woman here) struggling with love and life in NYC type reads. What I also enjoyed about it is the insight into Wall S...

    By Megan Miller Erin Duffy?s ?Bond Girl? does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downfall. Snapshots of sexual harassment, over-indulgence and trigg...

    I know NOTHING about the financial world, ask the other half. He works in finances and I generally look at him like he is speaking jibberish when he talks about investments and what he does. Here's what I know about finances. I am a librarian, I get paid and I buy more books after ...

    This was a case where I should not have judged a book by its cover. The stiletto had me wondering exactly what I was about to read. What I found was incredibly smart and entertaining! Who knew bond trading on Wall Street could be so interesting with this fun cast of characters?! I enjo...

    Originally reviewed at Novel Escapes When Bond Girl popped up in my mailbox I had to read the cover to discover what it was about. Isn?t this cover fabulous!?! I?ve never been a huge shoe fanatic (somehow that?s changing ? maybe all this reading about shoes in the last ten y...

  • Megan
    Sep 08, 2011

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

    "Bond Girl" is exactly the type of novel I love reading (or listening to in this case). It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love modern day 20's somethings women (woman here) struggling with love and life in NYC type reads. What I also enjoyed about it is the insight into Wall S...

    By Megan Miller Erin Duffy?s ?Bond Girl? does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downfall. Snapshots of sexual harassment, over-indulgence and trigg...

    I know NOTHING about the financial world, ask the other half. He works in finances and I generally look at him like he is speaking jibberish when he talks about investments and what he does. Here's what I know about finances. I am a librarian, I get paid and I buy more books after ...

    This was a case where I should not have judged a book by its cover. The stiletto had me wondering exactly what I was about to read. What I found was incredibly smart and entertaining! Who knew bond trading on Wall Street could be so interesting with this fun cast of characters?! I enjo...

    Originally reviewed at Novel Escapes When Bond Girl popped up in my mailbox I had to read the cover to discover what it was about. Isn?t this cover fabulous!?! I?ve never been a huge shoe fanatic (somehow that?s changing ? maybe all this reading about shoes in the last ten y...

    I received a copy of Bond Girl in exchange for an honest review. First off let?s talk the cover. Loved it! Are all girls wired to just adore pictures of shoes or what? Second ? loved the plot. It?s not often we get a female perspective of a ?Street? worker ? and by that I m...

    3 1/2 Stars. The author has a very engaging voice, and the trip through the workplace from hell to the financial meltdown was interesting. What I found missing was the personal. Alex chooses to work on Wall Street because her father does, and she has wanted to do with since she was ...

    I was so excited to read this after reading the review for "Bond Girl" in Entertainment Weekly last month. Being a financial analyst myself, I was interested to see the interworkings of Wall Street from a young female's point of view. I enjoyed reading this book, although it was mor...

    Another silly book for brainless summer reading. I read the whole book, which is good, but never really loved it. I was hoping for something more - more laughs, more romance, more drama - any or all of the above. Best part of this book was how it spawned a two day FB discussion...

    This is the hysterical story of Alex aka Girlie who is the new bond girl at a Wall Street firm. It's so refreshing to have a smart, likeable protagonist who remains true to herself and has fun along the way. The crazy antics of this boys' club will make you laugh so hard you'll cry... ...

    4.5 rating. "I'm a large buyer of cox" HAHA. I could not stop laughing after I read that. Good book. Definitely loved all the bets they made and how they messed with each other. I liked the main girl but at times she was kind of naive. I was a little disappointed that she didn't in...

    Alex is a bit naïve when it comes to Will where she should've been a bit more suspicious. Overall one I would definitely recommend! ...

    Dnf'd at 30%ish The MC was annoying, and dumb. I am talking really dumb! The narrator was def not for me. Her "impression" of the MC was spot on, annoying and nasally. I just couldn't take it anymore. ...

    I thought this was a really interesting look at the world of IBD - some of it was so over the top that I wondered if it were exaggerated, but sadly, I'm guessing not. I loved that it took place in 2007 (right when I was starting my own career in consulting, at the same age, in New York...

    I was lucky to receive an ARC of this book thanks to Book Reporter (http://bookreporter.com) and after my life settled down (if you didn't know, my grandfather was in the hospital and then stayed with my family for two weeks) I finally got a chance to pick it up. I read the book in 24 ...

  • Kate Gorman
    Mar 10, 2012

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

    "Bond Girl" is exactly the type of novel I love reading (or listening to in this case). It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love modern day 20's somethings women (woman here) struggling with love and life in NYC type reads. What I also enjoyed about it is the insight into Wall S...

    By Megan Miller Erin Duffy?s ?Bond Girl? does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downfall. Snapshots of sexual harassment, over-indulgence and trigg...

    I know NOTHING about the financial world, ask the other half. He works in finances and I generally look at him like he is speaking jibberish when he talks about investments and what he does. Here's what I know about finances. I am a librarian, I get paid and I buy more books after ...

  • Laura
    Aug 18, 2019

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

    "Bond Girl" is exactly the type of novel I love reading (or listening to in this case). It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love modern day 20's somethings women (woman here) struggling with love and life in NYC type reads. What I also enjoyed about it is the insight into Wall S...

    By Megan Miller Erin Duffy?s ?Bond Girl? does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downfall. Snapshots of sexual harassment, over-indulgence and trigg...

    I know NOTHING about the financial world, ask the other half. He works in finances and I generally look at him like he is speaking jibberish when he talks about investments and what he does. Here's what I know about finances. I am a librarian, I get paid and I buy more books after ...

    This was a case where I should not have judged a book by its cover. The stiletto had me wondering exactly what I was about to read. What I found was incredibly smart and entertaining! Who knew bond trading on Wall Street could be so interesting with this fun cast of characters?! I enjo...

    Originally reviewed at Novel Escapes When Bond Girl popped up in my mailbox I had to read the cover to discover what it was about. Isn?t this cover fabulous!?! I?ve never been a huge shoe fanatic (somehow that?s changing ? maybe all this reading about shoes in the last ten y...

    I received a copy of Bond Girl in exchange for an honest review. First off let?s talk the cover. Loved it! Are all girls wired to just adore pictures of shoes or what? Second ? loved the plot. It?s not often we get a female perspective of a ?Street? worker ? and by that I m...

    3 1/2 Stars. The author has a very engaging voice, and the trip through the workplace from hell to the financial meltdown was interesting. What I found missing was the personal. Alex chooses to work on Wall Street because her father does, and she has wanted to do with since she was ...

    I was so excited to read this after reading the review for "Bond Girl" in Entertainment Weekly last month. Being a financial analyst myself, I was interested to see the interworkings of Wall Street from a young female's point of view. I enjoyed reading this book, although it was mor...

    Another silly book for brainless summer reading. I read the whole book, which is good, but never really loved it. I was hoping for something more - more laughs, more romance, more drama - any or all of the above. Best part of this book was how it spawned a two day FB discussion...

    This is the hysterical story of Alex aka Girlie who is the new bond girl at a Wall Street firm. It's so refreshing to have a smart, likeable protagonist who remains true to herself and has fun along the way. The crazy antics of this boys' club will make you laugh so hard you'll cry... ...

    4.5 rating. "I'm a large buyer of cox" HAHA. I could not stop laughing after I read that. Good book. Definitely loved all the bets they made and how they messed with each other. I liked the main girl but at times she was kind of naive. I was a little disappointed that she didn't in...

    Alex is a bit naïve when it comes to Will where she should've been a bit more suspicious. Overall one I would definitely recommend! ...

    Dnf'd at 30%ish The MC was annoying, and dumb. I am talking really dumb! The narrator was def not for me. Her "impression" of the MC was spot on, annoying and nasally. I just couldn't take it anymore. ...

    I thought this was a really interesting look at the world of IBD - some of it was so over the top that I wondered if it were exaggerated, but sadly, I'm guessing not. I loved that it took place in 2007 (right when I was starting my own career in consulting, at the same age, in New York...

  • Rose
    Nov 27, 2011

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

    "Bond Girl" is exactly the type of novel I love reading (or listening to in this case). It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love modern day 20's somethings women (woman here) struggling with love and life in NYC type reads. What I also enjoyed about it is the insight into Wall S...

    By Megan Miller Erin Duffy?s ?Bond Girl? does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downfall. Snapshots of sexual harassment, over-indulgence and trigg...

    I know NOTHING about the financial world, ask the other half. He works in finances and I generally look at him like he is speaking jibberish when he talks about investments and what he does. Here's what I know about finances. I am a librarian, I get paid and I buy more books after ...

    This was a case where I should not have judged a book by its cover. The stiletto had me wondering exactly what I was about to read. What I found was incredibly smart and entertaining! Who knew bond trading on Wall Street could be so interesting with this fun cast of characters?! I enjo...

    Originally reviewed at Novel Escapes When Bond Girl popped up in my mailbox I had to read the cover to discover what it was about. Isn?t this cover fabulous!?! I?ve never been a huge shoe fanatic (somehow that?s changing ? maybe all this reading about shoes in the last ten y...

    I received a copy of Bond Girl in exchange for an honest review. First off let?s talk the cover. Loved it! Are all girls wired to just adore pictures of shoes or what? Second ? loved the plot. It?s not often we get a female perspective of a ?Street? worker ? and by that I m...

    3 1/2 Stars. The author has a very engaging voice, and the trip through the workplace from hell to the financial meltdown was interesting. What I found missing was the personal. Alex chooses to work on Wall Street because her father does, and she has wanted to do with since she was ...

    I was so excited to read this after reading the review for "Bond Girl" in Entertainment Weekly last month. Being a financial analyst myself, I was interested to see the interworkings of Wall Street from a young female's point of view. I enjoyed reading this book, although it was mor...

    Another silly book for brainless summer reading. I read the whole book, which is good, but never really loved it. I was hoping for something more - more laughs, more romance, more drama - any or all of the above. Best part of this book was how it spawned a two day FB discussion...

    This is the hysterical story of Alex aka Girlie who is the new bond girl at a Wall Street firm. It's so refreshing to have a smart, likeable protagonist who remains true to herself and has fun along the way. The crazy antics of this boys' club will make you laugh so hard you'll cry... ...

    4.5 rating. "I'm a large buyer of cox" HAHA. I could not stop laughing after I read that. Good book. Definitely loved all the bets they made and how they messed with each other. I liked the main girl but at times she was kind of naive. I was a little disappointed that she didn't in...

    Alex is a bit naïve when it comes to Will where she should've been a bit more suspicious. Overall one I would definitely recommend! ...

    Dnf'd at 30%ish The MC was annoying, and dumb. I am talking really dumb! The narrator was def not for me. Her "impression" of the MC was spot on, annoying and nasally. I just couldn't take it anymore. ...

    I thought this was a really interesting look at the world of IBD - some of it was so over the top that I wondered if it were exaggerated, but sadly, I'm guessing not. I loved that it took place in 2007 (right when I was starting my own career in consulting, at the same age, in New York...

    I was lucky to receive an ARC of this book thanks to Book Reporter (http://bookreporter.com) and after my life settled down (if you didn't know, my grandfather was in the hospital and then stayed with my family for two weeks) I finally got a chance to pick it up. I read the book in 24 ...

    Bond Girl starts with a prologue. Alex, 24, living in Manhattan, has woken with another hangover. We know she doesn?t feel the same about her job as she did and the inference is it?s not because of the imploding financial world but because of a ?he?. Chapter One briefly gives i...

    A quick shortcut by which to communicate the overall feel and tone of Erin Duffy's debut novel, Bond Girl would be to say that it is something like a combination of Wall Street meets The Devil Wears Prada. It is unfair to Ms Duffy to characterize her book that way, however, as the comp...

    Embarassingly, I had gotten some interest in this thinking, based solely on title and buzz, that this was sort of a reverse Bond book. Sort of like a chick-lit-spy-thriller. It's not. A better comparison, as made more or less everywhere else at this point, is The Devil Wears Pra...

    Originally on my blog: http://ilovedthisbook.blogspot.com Ok, so I'm currently a little burned out on the silly YA books that I have picked up as of late so I found myself on a blog that reviews books about the older gals. I spotted a rave review of Bond Girl, so I picked it up at t...

    Sometimes a girl just wants to read a light, entertaining chick lit book. This was just what I wanted & it delivered what I expected. It was an entertaining story & I liked Alex, the protagonist. She's an honest, somewhat sarcastic, career oriented female taking on a business c...

  • Angelina
    Feb 10, 2012

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

  • Shaz Goodwin
    Mar 24, 2012

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

    "Bond Girl" is exactly the type of novel I love reading (or listening to in this case). It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love modern day 20's somethings women (woman here) struggling with love and life in NYC type reads. What I also enjoyed about it is the insight into Wall S...

    By Megan Miller Erin Duffy?s ?Bond Girl? does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downfall. Snapshots of sexual harassment, over-indulgence and trigg...

    I know NOTHING about the financial world, ask the other half. He works in finances and I generally look at him like he is speaking jibberish when he talks about investments and what he does. Here's what I know about finances. I am a librarian, I get paid and I buy more books after ...

    This was a case where I should not have judged a book by its cover. The stiletto had me wondering exactly what I was about to read. What I found was incredibly smart and entertaining! Who knew bond trading on Wall Street could be so interesting with this fun cast of characters?! I enjo...

    Originally reviewed at Novel Escapes When Bond Girl popped up in my mailbox I had to read the cover to discover what it was about. Isn?t this cover fabulous!?! I?ve never been a huge shoe fanatic (somehow that?s changing ? maybe all this reading about shoes in the last ten y...

    I received a copy of Bond Girl in exchange for an honest review. First off let?s talk the cover. Loved it! Are all girls wired to just adore pictures of shoes or what? Second ? loved the plot. It?s not often we get a female perspective of a ?Street? worker ? and by that I m...

    3 1/2 Stars. The author has a very engaging voice, and the trip through the workplace from hell to the financial meltdown was interesting. What I found missing was the personal. Alex chooses to work on Wall Street because her father does, and she has wanted to do with since she was ...

    I was so excited to read this after reading the review for "Bond Girl" in Entertainment Weekly last month. Being a financial analyst myself, I was interested to see the interworkings of Wall Street from a young female's point of view. I enjoyed reading this book, although it was mor...

    Another silly book for brainless summer reading. I read the whole book, which is good, but never really loved it. I was hoping for something more - more laughs, more romance, more drama - any or all of the above. Best part of this book was how it spawned a two day FB discussion...

    This is the hysterical story of Alex aka Girlie who is the new bond girl at a Wall Street firm. It's so refreshing to have a smart, likeable protagonist who remains true to herself and has fun along the way. The crazy antics of this boys' club will make you laugh so hard you'll cry... ...

    4.5 rating. "I'm a large buyer of cox" HAHA. I could not stop laughing after I read that. Good book. Definitely loved all the bets they made and how they messed with each other. I liked the main girl but at times she was kind of naive. I was a little disappointed that she didn't in...

    Alex is a bit naïve when it comes to Will where she should've been a bit more suspicious. Overall one I would definitely recommend! ...

    Dnf'd at 30%ish The MC was annoying, and dumb. I am talking really dumb! The narrator was def not for me. Her "impression" of the MC was spot on, annoying and nasally. I just couldn't take it anymore. ...

    I thought this was a really interesting look at the world of IBD - some of it was so over the top that I wondered if it were exaggerated, but sadly, I'm guessing not. I loved that it took place in 2007 (right when I was starting my own career in consulting, at the same age, in New York...

    I was lucky to receive an ARC of this book thanks to Book Reporter (http://bookreporter.com) and after my life settled down (if you didn't know, my grandfather was in the hospital and then stayed with my family for two weeks) I finally got a chance to pick it up. I read the book in 24 ...

    Bond Girl starts with a prologue. Alex, 24, living in Manhattan, has woken with another hangover. We know she doesn?t feel the same about her job as she did and the inference is it?s not because of the imploding financial world but because of a ?he?. Chapter One briefly gives i...

  • Samantha March
    Aug 06, 2012

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

    "Bond Girl" is exactly the type of novel I love reading (or listening to in this case). It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love modern day 20's somethings women (woman here) struggling with love and life in NYC type reads. What I also enjoyed about it is the insight into Wall S...

    By Megan Miller Erin Duffy?s ?Bond Girl? does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downfall. Snapshots of sexual harassment, over-indulgence and trigg...

    I know NOTHING about the financial world, ask the other half. He works in finances and I generally look at him like he is speaking jibberish when he talks about investments and what he does. Here's what I know about finances. I am a librarian, I get paid and I buy more books after ...

    This was a case where I should not have judged a book by its cover. The stiletto had me wondering exactly what I was about to read. What I found was incredibly smart and entertaining! Who knew bond trading on Wall Street could be so interesting with this fun cast of characters?! I enjo...

    Originally reviewed at Novel Escapes When Bond Girl popped up in my mailbox I had to read the cover to discover what it was about. Isn?t this cover fabulous!?! I?ve never been a huge shoe fanatic (somehow that?s changing ? maybe all this reading about shoes in the last ten y...

    I received a copy of Bond Girl in exchange for an honest review. First off let?s talk the cover. Loved it! Are all girls wired to just adore pictures of shoes or what? Second ? loved the plot. It?s not often we get a female perspective of a ?Street? worker ? and by that I m...

  • Gary
    Sep 13, 2011

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

    "Bond Girl" is exactly the type of novel I love reading (or listening to in this case). It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love modern day 20's somethings women (woman here) struggling with love and life in NYC type reads. What I also enjoyed about it is the insight into Wall S...

    By Megan Miller Erin Duffy?s ?Bond Girl? does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downfall. Snapshots of sexual harassment, over-indulgence and trigg...

    I know NOTHING about the financial world, ask the other half. He works in finances and I generally look at him like he is speaking jibberish when he talks about investments and what he does. Here's what I know about finances. I am a librarian, I get paid and I buy more books after ...

    This was a case where I should not have judged a book by its cover. The stiletto had me wondering exactly what I was about to read. What I found was incredibly smart and entertaining! Who knew bond trading on Wall Street could be so interesting with this fun cast of characters?! I enjo...

    Originally reviewed at Novel Escapes When Bond Girl popped up in my mailbox I had to read the cover to discover what it was about. Isn?t this cover fabulous!?! I?ve never been a huge shoe fanatic (somehow that?s changing ? maybe all this reading about shoes in the last ten y...

    I received a copy of Bond Girl in exchange for an honest review. First off let?s talk the cover. Loved it! Are all girls wired to just adore pictures of shoes or what? Second ? loved the plot. It?s not often we get a female perspective of a ?Street? worker ? and by that I m...

    3 1/2 Stars. The author has a very engaging voice, and the trip through the workplace from hell to the financial meltdown was interesting. What I found missing was the personal. Alex chooses to work on Wall Street because her father does, and she has wanted to do with since she was ...

    I was so excited to read this after reading the review for "Bond Girl" in Entertainment Weekly last month. Being a financial analyst myself, I was interested to see the interworkings of Wall Street from a young female's point of view. I enjoyed reading this book, although it was mor...

    Another silly book for brainless summer reading. I read the whole book, which is good, but never really loved it. I was hoping for something more - more laughs, more romance, more drama - any or all of the above. Best part of this book was how it spawned a two day FB discussion...

    This is the hysterical story of Alex aka Girlie who is the new bond girl at a Wall Street firm. It's so refreshing to have a smart, likeable protagonist who remains true to herself and has fun along the way. The crazy antics of this boys' club will make you laugh so hard you'll cry... ...

    4.5 rating. "I'm a large buyer of cox" HAHA. I could not stop laughing after I read that. Good book. Definitely loved all the bets they made and how they messed with each other. I liked the main girl but at times she was kind of naive. I was a little disappointed that she didn't in...

    Alex is a bit naïve when it comes to Will where she should've been a bit more suspicious. Overall one I would definitely recommend! ...

    Dnf'd at 30%ish The MC was annoying, and dumb. I am talking really dumb! The narrator was def not for me. Her "impression" of the MC was spot on, annoying and nasally. I just couldn't take it anymore. ...

    I thought this was a really interesting look at the world of IBD - some of it was so over the top that I wondered if it were exaggerated, but sadly, I'm guessing not. I loved that it took place in 2007 (right when I was starting my own career in consulting, at the same age, in New York...

    I was lucky to receive an ARC of this book thanks to Book Reporter (http://bookreporter.com) and after my life settled down (if you didn't know, my grandfather was in the hospital and then stayed with my family for two weeks) I finally got a chance to pick it up. I read the book in 24 ...

    Bond Girl starts with a prologue. Alex, 24, living in Manhattan, has woken with another hangover. We know she doesn?t feel the same about her job as she did and the inference is it?s not because of the imploding financial world but because of a ?he?. Chapter One briefly gives i...

    A quick shortcut by which to communicate the overall feel and tone of Erin Duffy's debut novel, Bond Girl would be to say that it is something like a combination of Wall Street meets The Devil Wears Prada. It is unfair to Ms Duffy to characterize her book that way, however, as the comp...

  • Heather
    Sep 09, 2011

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

    "Bond Girl" is exactly the type of novel I love reading (or listening to in this case). It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love modern day 20's somethings women (woman here) struggling with love and life in NYC type reads. What I also enjoyed about it is the insight into Wall S...

    By Megan Miller Erin Duffy?s ?Bond Girl? does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downfall. Snapshots of sexual harassment, over-indulgence and trigg...

    I know NOTHING about the financial world, ask the other half. He works in finances and I generally look at him like he is speaking jibberish when he talks about investments and what he does. Here's what I know about finances. I am a librarian, I get paid and I buy more books after ...

    This was a case where I should not have judged a book by its cover. The stiletto had me wondering exactly what I was about to read. What I found was incredibly smart and entertaining! Who knew bond trading on Wall Street could be so interesting with this fun cast of characters?! I enjo...

    Originally reviewed at Novel Escapes When Bond Girl popped up in my mailbox I had to read the cover to discover what it was about. Isn?t this cover fabulous!?! I?ve never been a huge shoe fanatic (somehow that?s changing ? maybe all this reading about shoes in the last ten y...

    I received a copy of Bond Girl in exchange for an honest review. First off let?s talk the cover. Loved it! Are all girls wired to just adore pictures of shoes or what? Second ? loved the plot. It?s not often we get a female perspective of a ?Street? worker ? and by that I m...

    3 1/2 Stars. The author has a very engaging voice, and the trip through the workplace from hell to the financial meltdown was interesting. What I found missing was the personal. Alex chooses to work on Wall Street because her father does, and she has wanted to do with since she was ...

    I was so excited to read this after reading the review for "Bond Girl" in Entertainment Weekly last month. Being a financial analyst myself, I was interested to see the interworkings of Wall Street from a young female's point of view. I enjoyed reading this book, although it was mor...

    Another silly book for brainless summer reading. I read the whole book, which is good, but never really loved it. I was hoping for something more - more laughs, more romance, more drama - any or all of the above. Best part of this book was how it spawned a two day FB discussion...

    This is the hysterical story of Alex aka Girlie who is the new bond girl at a Wall Street firm. It's so refreshing to have a smart, likeable protagonist who remains true to herself and has fun along the way. The crazy antics of this boys' club will make you laugh so hard you'll cry... ...

  • Carla-Book Monster Reviews
    Jan 07, 2012

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

  • Desiree
    Jan 20, 2012

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

  • Beverly Diehl
    May 19, 2012

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

    "Bond Girl" is exactly the type of novel I love reading (or listening to in this case). It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love modern day 20's somethings women (woman here) struggling with love and life in NYC type reads. What I also enjoyed about it is the insight into Wall S...

    By Megan Miller Erin Duffy?s ?Bond Girl? does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downfall. Snapshots of sexual harassment, over-indulgence and trigg...

    I know NOTHING about the financial world, ask the other half. He works in finances and I generally look at him like he is speaking jibberish when he talks about investments and what he does. Here's what I know about finances. I am a librarian, I get paid and I buy more books after ...

    This was a case where I should not have judged a book by its cover. The stiletto had me wondering exactly what I was about to read. What I found was incredibly smart and entertaining! Who knew bond trading on Wall Street could be so interesting with this fun cast of characters?! I enjo...

    Originally reviewed at Novel Escapes When Bond Girl popped up in my mailbox I had to read the cover to discover what it was about. Isn?t this cover fabulous!?! I?ve never been a huge shoe fanatic (somehow that?s changing ? maybe all this reading about shoes in the last ten y...

    I received a copy of Bond Girl in exchange for an honest review. First off let?s talk the cover. Loved it! Are all girls wired to just adore pictures of shoes or what? Second ? loved the plot. It?s not often we get a female perspective of a ?Street? worker ? and by that I m...

    3 1/2 Stars. The author has a very engaging voice, and the trip through the workplace from hell to the financial meltdown was interesting. What I found missing was the personal. Alex chooses to work on Wall Street because her father does, and she has wanted to do with since she was ...

  • Shannon Burton
    Feb 28, 2012

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

    "Bond Girl" is exactly the type of novel I love reading (or listening to in this case). It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love modern day 20's somethings women (woman here) struggling with love and life in NYC type reads. What I also enjoyed about it is the insight into Wall S...

    By Megan Miller Erin Duffy?s ?Bond Girl? does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downfall. Snapshots of sexual harassment, over-indulgence and trigg...

    I know NOTHING about the financial world, ask the other half. He works in finances and I generally look at him like he is speaking jibberish when he talks about investments and what he does. Here's what I know about finances. I am a librarian, I get paid and I buy more books after ...

    This was a case where I should not have judged a book by its cover. The stiletto had me wondering exactly what I was about to read. What I found was incredibly smart and entertaining! Who knew bond trading on Wall Street could be so interesting with this fun cast of characters?! I enjo...

    Originally reviewed at Novel Escapes When Bond Girl popped up in my mailbox I had to read the cover to discover what it was about. Isn?t this cover fabulous!?! I?ve never been a huge shoe fanatic (somehow that?s changing ? maybe all this reading about shoes in the last ten y...

    I received a copy of Bond Girl in exchange for an honest review. First off let?s talk the cover. Loved it! Are all girls wired to just adore pictures of shoes or what? Second ? loved the plot. It?s not often we get a female perspective of a ?Street? worker ? and by that I m...

    3 1/2 Stars. The author has a very engaging voice, and the trip through the workplace from hell to the financial meltdown was interesting. What I found missing was the personal. Alex chooses to work on Wall Street because her father does, and she has wanted to do with since she was ...

    I was so excited to read this after reading the review for "Bond Girl" in Entertainment Weekly last month. Being a financial analyst myself, I was interested to see the interworkings of Wall Street from a young female's point of view. I enjoyed reading this book, although it was mor...

  • Shannon
    Nov 14, 2012

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

    "Bond Girl" is exactly the type of novel I love reading (or listening to in this case). It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love modern day 20's somethings women (woman here) struggling with love and life in NYC type reads. What I also enjoyed about it is the insight into Wall S...

    By Megan Miller Erin Duffy?s ?Bond Girl? does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downfall. Snapshots of sexual harassment, over-indulgence and trigg...

    I know NOTHING about the financial world, ask the other half. He works in finances and I generally look at him like he is speaking jibberish when he talks about investments and what he does. Here's what I know about finances. I am a librarian, I get paid and I buy more books after ...

    This was a case where I should not have judged a book by its cover. The stiletto had me wondering exactly what I was about to read. What I found was incredibly smart and entertaining! Who knew bond trading on Wall Street could be so interesting with this fun cast of characters?! I enjo...

    Originally reviewed at Novel Escapes When Bond Girl popped up in my mailbox I had to read the cover to discover what it was about. Isn?t this cover fabulous!?! I?ve never been a huge shoe fanatic (somehow that?s changing ? maybe all this reading about shoes in the last ten y...

    I received a copy of Bond Girl in exchange for an honest review. First off let?s talk the cover. Loved it! Are all girls wired to just adore pictures of shoes or what? Second ? loved the plot. It?s not often we get a female perspective of a ?Street? worker ? and by that I m...

    3 1/2 Stars. The author has a very engaging voice, and the trip through the workplace from hell to the financial meltdown was interesting. What I found missing was the personal. Alex chooses to work on Wall Street because her father does, and she has wanted to do with since she was ...

    I was so excited to read this after reading the review for "Bond Girl" in Entertainment Weekly last month. Being a financial analyst myself, I was interested to see the interworkings of Wall Street from a young female's point of view. I enjoyed reading this book, although it was mor...

    Another silly book for brainless summer reading. I read the whole book, which is good, but never really loved it. I was hoping for something more - more laughs, more romance, more drama - any or all of the above. Best part of this book was how it spawned a two day FB discussion...

    This is the hysterical story of Alex aka Girlie who is the new bond girl at a Wall Street firm. It's so refreshing to have a smart, likeable protagonist who remains true to herself and has fun along the way. The crazy antics of this boys' club will make you laugh so hard you'll cry... ...

    4.5 rating. "I'm a large buyer of cox" HAHA. I could not stop laughing after I read that. Good book. Definitely loved all the bets they made and how they messed with each other. I liked the main girl but at times she was kind of naive. I was a little disappointed that she didn't in...

  • Lindsey
    Nov 14, 2017

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

    "Bond Girl" is exactly the type of novel I love reading (or listening to in this case). It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love modern day 20's somethings women (woman here) struggling with love and life in NYC type reads. What I also enjoyed about it is the insight into Wall S...

    By Megan Miller Erin Duffy?s ?Bond Girl? does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downfall. Snapshots of sexual harassment, over-indulgence and trigg...

    I know NOTHING about the financial world, ask the other half. He works in finances and I generally look at him like he is speaking jibberish when he talks about investments and what he does. Here's what I know about finances. I am a librarian, I get paid and I buy more books after ...

    This was a case where I should not have judged a book by its cover. The stiletto had me wondering exactly what I was about to read. What I found was incredibly smart and entertaining! Who knew bond trading on Wall Street could be so interesting with this fun cast of characters?! I enjo...

    Originally reviewed at Novel Escapes When Bond Girl popped up in my mailbox I had to read the cover to discover what it was about. Isn?t this cover fabulous!?! I?ve never been a huge shoe fanatic (somehow that?s changing ? maybe all this reading about shoes in the last ten y...

    I received a copy of Bond Girl in exchange for an honest review. First off let?s talk the cover. Loved it! Are all girls wired to just adore pictures of shoes or what? Second ? loved the plot. It?s not often we get a female perspective of a ?Street? worker ? and by that I m...

    3 1/2 Stars. The author has a very engaging voice, and the trip through the workplace from hell to the financial meltdown was interesting. What I found missing was the personal. Alex chooses to work on Wall Street because her father does, and she has wanted to do with since she was ...

    I was so excited to read this after reading the review for "Bond Girl" in Entertainment Weekly last month. Being a financial analyst myself, I was interested to see the interworkings of Wall Street from a young female's point of view. I enjoyed reading this book, although it was mor...

    Another silly book for brainless summer reading. I read the whole book, which is good, but never really loved it. I was hoping for something more - more laughs, more romance, more drama - any or all of the above. Best part of this book was how it spawned a two day FB discussion...

    This is the hysterical story of Alex aka Girlie who is the new bond girl at a Wall Street firm. It's so refreshing to have a smart, likeable protagonist who remains true to herself and has fun along the way. The crazy antics of this boys' club will make you laugh so hard you'll cry... ...

    4.5 rating. "I'm a large buyer of cox" HAHA. I could not stop laughing after I read that. Good book. Definitely loved all the bets they made and how they messed with each other. I liked the main girl but at times she was kind of naive. I was a little disappointed that she didn't in...

    Alex is a bit naïve when it comes to Will where she should've been a bit more suspicious. Overall one I would definitely recommend! ...

    Dnf'd at 30%ish The MC was annoying, and dumb. I am talking really dumb! The narrator was def not for me. Her "impression" of the MC was spot on, annoying and nasally. I just couldn't take it anymore. ...

  • Breakingviews
    Nov 27, 2012

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

    "Bond Girl" is exactly the type of novel I love reading (or listening to in this case). It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love modern day 20's somethings women (woman here) struggling with love and life in NYC type reads. What I also enjoyed about it is the insight into Wall S...

    By Megan Miller Erin Duffy?s ?Bond Girl? does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downfall. Snapshots of sexual harassment, over-indulgence and trigg...

  • Robyn
    Mar 17, 2017

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Nov 20, 2016

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...

    I didn't hate this, but I was frustrated by a lot of it. The main character was pretty stupid, like any 23-24 year old, I guess. I lived in NYC and had my first job at that age as well, and I'm sure I made equally dumb decisions...I just don't want to read about them. I liked the insig...

    I was excited to read this book. I work in (and love) the financial services industry, warts and all. Though I?ve never worked a trading desk I did spend a decade in investment banking (her crack about bankers being too into the details, like caring way too hard about the color of a ...

    Bond Girl: A Novel By: Erin Duffy This book is being advertised as ?The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street? and that is true. In fact, it is so true that if you have already read ?The Devil Wears Prada? you won?t need to use any of your free time on this book. This book i...

    I just needed an airplane book. Because of the decent review it received from EW I was expecting it to be better than it was. I'm not expecting War and Peace with these kinds of books but could I have got a little more emotion from the protag other than crying, constant confusion and o...

    I enjoyed this overall but I had issues with the way the relationship between Alex and Will was portrayed. I'm not saying Will was not an a**hole but I just felt so uneasy watching (or should I say reading) Alex pining after him, being portrayed as this dumb ass who didn't suspect that...

    Erin Duffy wows us in ?Bond Girl? with her wicked humor, her wit and sense of honor and duty. She is a new voice in literature to be reckoned with and her first novel has set a bar that many will not be able to match. Alex Garrett has always been a tomboy; having more fun playin...

    Alex Garrett grows up dreaming of working in the financial district on Wall Street. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she's offered her dream job with one of the major financial players on The Street and eagerly accepts. Only the reality turns out to be far different ...

    2.5 that I'm rounding up. This was .... fine. But it also just didn't go anywhere - I felt like the plot could have been so much more than it was. Alas. ...

    "Bond Girl" is exactly the type of novel I love reading (or listening to in this case). It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love modern day 20's somethings women (woman here) struggling with love and life in NYC type reads. What I also enjoyed about it is the insight into Wall S...

    By Megan Miller Erin Duffy?s ?Bond Girl? does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downfall. Snapshots of sexual harassment, over-indulgence and trigg...

    I know NOTHING about the financial world, ask the other half. He works in finances and I generally look at him like he is speaking jibberish when he talks about investments and what he does. Here's what I know about finances. I am a librarian, I get paid and I buy more books after ...

    This was a case where I should not have judged a book by its cover. The stiletto had me wondering exactly what I was about to read. What I found was incredibly smart and entertaining! Who knew bond trading on Wall Street could be so interesting with this fun cast of characters?! I enjo...

  • Brandice
    Aug 12, 2018

    Bond Girl is the story of Alex, a recent graduate of UVA who gets a job at the prestigious firm of Cromwell Pierce on Wall Street, working in bond sales. The environment is male-dominated, high pressure, and cutthroat. Despite being smart and working hard, she quickly realizes she has ...