Synopsis from Goodreads
From New York Times Bestseller, Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Comes Book Three of the Ohellno Series, DIGGING A HOLE.
HE’S THE MEANEST BOSS EVER.
SHE’S THE SWEET SHY INTERN.
THEY’RE ABOUT TO WRECK EACH OTHER CRAZY.
My name is Sydney Lucas. I am smart, deathly shy, and one-hundred percent determined to make my own way in the world. Which is why I jumped at the chance to intern for Mr. Nick Brooks despite his reputation. After ten failed interviews at other companies, he was the only one offering. Plus, everyone says he knows his stuff and surely a man as stunningly handsome as him can’t be “the devil incarnate,” right? Wrong.
Oh…that man. That freakin’ man has got to go! I’ve been on the job one week, and he’s insulted my mother, wardrobe shamed me, and managed to make me cry. Twice. Underneath that stone-cold, beautiful face is the evilest human being ever.
But I’m not going to quit. Oh no. For once in my life, I’ve got to make a stand. Only every time I open my mouth, I can’t quite seem to muster the courage. Perhaps my revenge needs to come in another form: destroying him quietly.
Because I’ve got a secret. I’m not really just an intern, and Sydney Lucas isn’t my real name.
Digging a Hole picks up the threads of the plot from the ending of Oh Henry. Featuring Henry’s youngest sister Georgie, painfully shy yet determined to break out of her self-imposed prison in order to help her family following the Machiavellian schemes of their father.
Digging a Hole was not at all what I expected, while there is romance it is a very small percentage of the plot. For the main part, the story concentrates on Georgie’s character development in overcoming her debilitating shyness and taking control of her life. Anyone with a form of social anxiety will immediately empathize with Georgie and loudly cheer her along when she makes progress in standing up for herself. There are some hilarious moments that lighten the overall tone of the narrative and add to the vast range of emotions throughout.
However, the most important and surprising element of Digging a Hole was the exploration of the social problem concerning the price of life-saving medication and the control pharmaceutical companies have over the costing. Examining the impact it has on families as a result 😢