cover image Set Up in Soho

Set Up in Soho

Dee Davis, . . St. Martin's Griffin, $14.99 (314pp) ISBN 978-0-312-36761-9

In her newest, chick lit and romance veteran Davis (A Match Made on Madison ) spins another web of upper-echelon Manhattan society, centering on successful, well-bred city gal Andi Sevalas, SoHo apartment owner and host of her own cable cooking show. Andi is crushed when she finds out that her semi–live-in boyfriend has been seeing a vicious Manhattan socialite, but it isn't long before Andi falls, literally, into the Armani-clad arms of Ethan McCay, one of New York's most eligible bachelors. Of course, Andi finds herself immediately at odds with Ethan, and their spirited back-and-forth sees them through business drama and the interference of Andi's matchmaking aunt, Althea. Peppered with funny moments and occasional insight (especially regarding New York's food scene), Andi's story is as entertaining, vapid and forgettable as an episode of Gossip Girl or an issue of US Weekly . (Nov.)