Crazy Stupid LoveTitle: Crazy Stupid Love

Author: Cassie Rocca

Pages: 215 Pages

Publisher: Aria Fiction

The Blurb

Are there written rules on how to find a soulmate? Or is it better to trust the hands of fate? A hilarious romance perfect for the fans of Debbie Johnson and Holly Martin.

After enduring a string of dead-end relationships, Zoe Mathison has made a decision – to find a man who truly appreciates her. But this is turning out to be more complicated than she expected. Fed up of being surrounded by insufferably happy couples in love, her mission to find the perfect man starts to become an obsession.

Eric Morgan is pushed to his limits. Hopelessly in love with Zoe, who sees him as nothing more than a best friend to lean on, he can’t bear seeing his hopes of romance crushed every time the sculpted pecs of a younger man comes along. But when a new girl appears on the scene, he is determined to prove that he can push his infatuation aside and move on. But is it as easy as it seems?

In the romantic and bustling city of New York, will Zoe and Eric‘s hilarious misadventures attract Cupid’s arrow?

The Review

I really wanted to enjoy Crazy Stupid Love. I loved the books predecessor A New York Love Story. I loved revisiting the previous characters Cade and Clover and seeing how they are getting on but I genuinely didn’t like the main character in Crazy Stupid Love. Cassie Rocca had made her protagonist really unlikable.

Zoe Mathison came across as spoiled and demanding. I kept yelling at the book that Eric was a fool for liking her. Because I really didn’t warm to the character I found myself unwilling to pick up the book to read.

Not my favourite.

Crazy Stupid Love by Cassie Rocca is available now.

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2 Stars

One Day in DeccemberTitle: One Day in December

Author: Shari Low

Pages: 296 Pages

Publisher: Aria Fiction

The Blurb

By the stroke of midnight, a heart would be broken, a cruel truth revealed, a devastating secret shared, and a love betrayed. Four lives would be changed forever, One Day in December.

One morning in December…

Caro set off on a quest to find out if her relationship with her father had been based on a lifetime of lies.

Lila decided today would be the day that she told her lover’s wife of their secret affair.

Cammy was on the way to pick up the ring for the surprise proposal to the woman he loved.

And Bernadette vowed that this was the day she would walk away from her controlling husband of 30 years and never look back.

One day, four lives on a collision course with destiny…

The Review

There are two types of book that I like more than most. One is the coming of age story and the other, the style that Shari Low has created with One Day in December, is what I refer to as the “Love Actually” style of story. One were the lives of the characters seamlessly interweave.

In this story we meet Caro, a girl who is confronting the abandonment of her father due to the imminent loss of her mother. Her potential sister Lila is a sexy vixen who is stringing two men along: Cammy, a man on the verge of proposing and totally unaware of his girlfriends philandering ways and her lover Kenneth, an arrogant and selfish man, cut from the same cloth as her father. Then there is Bernadette who is Kenneth’s long suffering wife who is trying to find her way out of a loveless marriage.

Basically it is an episode of Jeremy Kyle waiting to happen…except all the characters appear to have all their teeth (at least they did in my head) and don’t seem to want to air their dirty laundry on television.

Shari Low has created a wonderful cast of characters and a story that is just so very cleverly written that One Day in December was an absolutely joy to read. I wish it had been longer.

One Day in December by Shari Low is available now.

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4 Stars

The NoteTitle: The Note

Author: Zoe Folbigg

Pages: 293 Pages

Publisher: Aria Fiction

The Blurb

The note changed everything…

One very ordinary day, Maya Flowers sees a new commuter board her train to London, and suddenly the day isn’t ordinary at all. Maya knows immediately and irrevocably, that he is The One.

But the beautiful man on the train always has his head in a book and never seems to notice Maya sitting just down the carriage from him every day. Eventually, though, inspired by a very wise friend, Maya plucks up the courage to give the stranger a note asking him out for a drink. Afterall, what’s the worst that can happen?

And so begins a story of sliding doors, missed opportunities and finding happiness where you least expect it.

Based on the author’s true story, The Note is an uplifting, life-affirming reminder that taking a chance can change everything…

The Review

Oh I needed to read a sweet romance and boy did I get one with Zoe Folbigg’s semi-autobiographical debut, The Note.

Maya is in love with Train Man. She sees him every morning. She knew from the first time she saw him that he was the one. But of course the love – much like the London tube system during peak hour – never runs smoothly.

With twists and turns a plenty, The Note really is a heart-warming love story. There were at times that I felt that Folbigg over told the description of thing but I think coming from her background as freelancer in fashion that is something to be expected. Overall though, I was enchanted by this story of will they won’t they.

Even if you just pick it up to read on your commute then you won’t be disappointed. I cannot guarantee that you won’t miss your stop.

The Note by Zoe Folbigg is available now.

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35 Stars


Love to Hate YouTitle: Love to Hate You

Author: Anna Premoli

Pages: 259 Pages

Publisher: Aria

The Blurb

Jennifer and Ian have known each other for seven years. They are leaders of two different teams in the same London bank, and are constantly engaged in a running battle to be number one.

Ian is a handsome, wealthy and sought-after bachelor; Jennifer is a feisty, independent lawyer. When they are thrown together to work on the same project, Ian makes Jenny an offer she can’t refuse: to have free reign of their rich client if she pretends to be his girlfriend.

Soon, it becomes more and more difficult to tell the difference between fiction and reality…

The Review

Once again, my book reading has been led through the cover and not the blurb of the book. In the case of Love to Hate You by Anna Premoli I was very lucky because it is a brilliant, feisty and fun read.

Love to Hate You tells the story of Jennifer and Ian, bitter work rivals who sass and snark with each other on a daily basis and the tension between them is palpable. It really is only a matter of time before all the tension turns sexual.

I bloody loved this book; it was the kind of story that made me antisocial. As per usual with romantic stories, I bcame completely invested in Jennifer and Ian’s relationship. It was frustrating that Jennifer couldn’t see that she needed to get together with Ian and that she wouldn’t just allow herself to be happy. I think that is how you know it is a good book, when you begin to offer imaginary advice to the make-believe characters.

Love to Hate You tackles issues of class prejudice (from both sides), ambition and the emotional rollercoaster that is falling in love. It is engaging and funny with a big dollop of romance on top. It is, for me at least, the perfect summer read.

Love to Hate You by Anna Premoli is available now.

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5 Stars