Audience/Genre : Adult/Romance.
Publication : May 1st 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks.
A successful chef and single mother, Daisy Sprinkle, is on vacation with her teenage daughter, Coco, who picks up the wrong duffle bag at the airport. That situation is not improved by the note Daisy finds tucked into her carry-on, apparently from the man in 13-C. Daisy is in no mood for secret admirer notes or dinner dates. Or even men, for that matter.
Andrew doesn’t know what possessed him to do something like that. Hitting on strange women on airplanes is definitely not his typical style. But there was something about the woman in 6-B that could not be ignored. Of course, now he has no time to think about her, since his son Webb seems to have made off with a budding fashionista’s luggage.
Determined to make the best of a bad situation, Daisy cooks up a plan to calm her daughter’s panic over the lost bag with a week of fabulous food, shopping, and museum hopping. Andrew is busy woking on his latest project and hoping Webb finds enough to entertain himself. Little do they know the teens are making their own plan. . . one that will ultimately reunite Ms. 6-B and Mr. 13-C.
In The Bag is told from the POV of four people - Daisy, her daughter Coco, Andrew and his son Webb. As it can happen with identical bags, Webb picks up Coco's bag at the Paris Airport and Coco picks Webb's, obviously by mistake. This accident leads to 4 people finding love in the most unexpected way possible.
It was the cover that first attracted me to this book and after reading a sample chapter, I knew I'd like this.
This was such an adorable book! On one side we have Webb and Coco with their witty and totally charming e-mail exchange(s) that had me laughing the entire time I was reading the book.
On the other side there's Andrew and Daisy's really sweet story of two adults still looking for love. All four characters play a main role in the book and it's impossible not to root for them!
I did some googling and found out that this is Klise's first adult book and I have to say that she's certainly good at creating/writing about teenage characters because Webb and Coco kept me amused throughout the novel!
I'd love to see Klise write some YA romance.
Light, funny and really cute, In The Bag is a perfect beach read. Chick Lit/Romance lovers will eat this up, especially if you're looking for a quick and happy read.