Can Jessie work with a woman with the looks of a pixie and the personality of a dragon to complete the most important task of her career?
Shop-fitter Jessie is sent to London’s Oxford Street to work on a flagship store’s front window overnight. It’s the first time she’s completed such an important task by herself, but the plans and organisation are solid—it’s just a case of getting it turned around before the store re-opens the following morning. What she’s not betting on, however, is the woman in charge of the project—Edith. She has the looks of a pixie but the personality of a dragon, and it soon becomes clear to Jessie that the job isn’t going to be plain sailing, not with Edith being awkward and putting Jessie down at every turn. As the hours drag on, Jessie somehow manages to peer beneath Edith’s frosty exterior, and much to her surprise, she kind of likes what she finds. But will she abandon her principles—and potentially risk her job—for a one-off thing?
I went into this story knowing that it was a short read, but even with that, I felt like I only got a portion of the story.
The characters were very well written. It was really easy to keep apart Jessie and Edith. Edith’s dislike was very easy to understand, and I have to say though it was so well written, that while I was reading the story, I just had this feeling of dislike.
I couldn’t understand the connection that Jessie felt with Edith, and I think that’s part of why I wasn’t able to connect with the story as much as I would have wanted.
Overall, it was a quick read, just one that I personally didn’t enjoy as much as I had hoped that I would.