The Blurb

Dear Ava,

How do you start writing a letter to someone, six years after breaking their heart?

Ava is unlucky in love as well as in life. The new office bitch has landed the dating column Ava wanted, and she can’t remember the last time she had a second date. It’s a good thing she has best friends Max and Gwen to pick up the pieces.

Deep down, Ava knows the reason why one date never turns into two – she’s in love with someone else. Someone she’s never even met.

It all started six years ago, with a letter from a secret admirer, Mr Writer…but then they suddenly stopped and Ava was heartbroken.

Now the letters have started again and Ava knows it could mean winning back the dating column at work. This time she’s determined to unmask Mr Writer…and find out once and for all if he’s Mr Right or Mr Very Definitely Wrong!

A hilarious summer read for fans of Lucy Diamond, Mhairi McFarlane and Michele Gorman

The Review

I love a good love story. More than that, I love a good happy ending. Just the Way You Are by Lynsey James is a story that can make your heart sing and will leave you with a perma-smile attached to your face. This is exactly what Just the Way You Are does to you. It is an honest-to-goodness-will-they-won’t-they tale of love and I couldn’t put it down.

Admittedly I wanted to shake some sense into our protagonist Ava; she just couldn’t see the love that was right in front of her. Her whole life she has been tied up by a feeling of being unworthy, of feeling abandoned and let down by men. Worse than that though, she blames herself. So because of that she just cannot see when someone is offering her the world. We see this throughout the book and I have to admit that it made me so frustrated. Also, if I had as many dudes after me that Ava seemed to then I’m pretty sure I would have enjoyed my 20s more (they were pretty great, to be fair).

In Max, Lynsey James gave us a hero that we can all fall in love with. Who wouldn’t love him? He is Ava’s best friend, the person she tells her adventures to, the one who wipes away the tears when life kicks her hard and the person she can count on the most. Yes he is the dream.

Author – Lynsey James – is a new writer on the romantic novelist block but she is one that should not (and will not) be ignored. This lady knows how to write a passionate page turner. I hope that she is writing her next one because I cannot wait to read it!

Just The Way You Are by Lynsey James is available now.

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Just The Way You Are