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I Heart Vegas - Lindsey Kelk Lindsey Kelk’s books have quickly become my guilty pleasures, her books just like Meg Cabot’s and Sophie Kinsella’s I know I can turn to when I need a quick pick me up; they easily bring a smile to my face and they’re the perfect comfort reads. I’ve been glued to Angela’s adventures ever since she ran away from London 18 months ago in I Heart New York. Each time I’m about to start a new book there’s always a nagging feeling in the pit of my stomach worried about what she will get up to this time. You always kind of know Angela’s going to mess something up somehow or cause some sort of controversy, but then there’s always the fun and laughter along the way which makes up for Angela being a total nutter. (A good nutter!)I Heart Vegas kicks off with Angela receiving a letter from the immigration and naturalisation service’s revoking her visa; she has 30 days to obtain another visa and if she doesn’t she will be forced to leave the country. So who does Angela turn to in her times of need? Her best friend Jenny Lopez, Jenny can’t believe that Angela has over looked the easiest possible way of staying in America just marry her boyfriend Alex of course! But Angela’s not too sure, as she doesn’t want to marry Alex because it’s a convenience but because they love each other and want to spend the rest of their lives together. So she has 30 days to hatch a plan to get any of the other visa’s possible otherwise her big American’s dream over, her relationship with Alex will be over and she will be forced to leave America, which has become her home for the last year and a half and go back to her old life with her mum constantly fussing over her.I’ve always had a topsy turvy relationship with this series. I didn’t really enjoy the first book; I Heart New York but decided to soldier along, the second book I Heart Hollywood was amazing and I thought if the series continued this way; this would probably end up being one of my favourite series. But then came along I Heart Paris which sadly wasn’t all that either. I was definitely considering giving up this series but decided to give it one more shot, and I’m glad I did because I Heart Vegas has to be my favourite book of the series so far. It was fun, full of an impromptu visit to Vegas, scandalous goings on, about misjudging people and Angela royally messing up as usual, but I never laughed so much in a long time!“I knew he wanted me withhim - he’d said it over and over - but there was nomention of making it official. We shared an apartment.we shared a love of pineapple on pizza. We shared a razor, even though he didn’t know that”The only thing that miffed me was Angela’s communication problems, it took forever for Angela to tell Alex about her situation, it wasn’t until page 94 he found out the truth and that was only because he found her letter and confronted her about it, then it wasn’t until about page 200 or something that she finally proposed. I found myself constantly wanting to throttle her to get her act together.This book was also full of the clichedness you would expect. At first it was a little unbearable, but then as you got more engrossed with the plot, you kind of get used to overlooking it. Also there was some predictability to the plot, for instance you could guess what would happen at the end, but then there were other aspects which caught me completely by surprise and so sort of made up for the predictableness side of things.I Heart Vegas was just the sort of book I needed, after finishing a couple of intense books. It was a light, easy going, funny read. I hadn’t realised how much I missed Angela and Jenny’s adventures until I picked up this book. I look forward to more of Angela’s Shenanigans in I Heart London.Favourite quote:“All I could think about was weddings. A trip around the supermarket turned into a trial for the aisle. Every song on my iPod was a contenderfor the first dance. Every time Alex reached into hiscoat pocket, my heart stopped – phone or ring? Phoneor ring? Quite often it was chap stick what a girl.”This review and more can also be found on my blog: The Readers Den