Buying In by Laura Hemphill

When Sophie Landgraf takes a job as an analyst at an investment bank, she has no way of anticipating how the financial changes of 2007-2008 are going to change her life.

I am perpetually frustrated by storylines where someone is working very hard to succeed at their job, and nobody in their life seems to be supportive of them. I really hate watching fictional characters whine about how the main character is spending too much time at work and not enough time socializing. Thankfully, not too much of Buying In was concerned with Sophie’s whiny boyfriend. It wasn’t a perfect book–the plotting wasn’t as gripping as I wanted it to be–but I appreciated that the author was trying to do something different than the usual “foibles of a clumsy but adorably neurotic girl,” but I was still left hoping for something more.

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