Synopsis: Jen Attison likes her life Just So. But being fished out of a canal in Copenhagen by her knickers is definitely NOT on her to do list.
From cinnamon swirls to a spontaneous night of laughter and fireworks, Jen’s city break with the girls takes a turn for the unexpected because of her gorgeous, mystery rescuer.
Back home, Jen faces a choice. A surprise proposal from her boyfriend, ‘boring’ Robert has offered Jen the safety net she always thought she wanted. But with the memories of her Danish adventure proving hard to forget, maybe it’s time for Jen to stop listening to her head and start following her heart…
Genre: Contemporary / Romance / Woman’s Lit
My Review: I was provided with an E-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book was far better than I anticipated. I always find the chick lit genre to be a little predictable, although perfectly juicy for a summer holiday. While this definitely was a little predictable it also had a lot of loveable, brilliant characters in that I just absolutely fell in love with.
I love how the author makes you feel a bunch of different emotions while reading this book. Lydia is my absolute favourite character (Yes, even though Jen was the lead). But her sass was just brilliant, and I absolutely loved how her disability did not prevent her from owning a room AND going out and showing life – and everyone in it – exactly what she is made of. She is so supportive of Jen, and even manages to forgive her when she does some truly unforgivable things, even if it is masked with ‘love’.
I found myself being frustrated with Jen more than I realised, which is actually why the book didn’t get a 5 star rating for me. While she was incredibly organised and driven, she was also pretty hot headed without giving people a chance (a trait some of us are guilty of) but it also took her too long to realise her mistakes and that part bothered me a little more than it should have. Even still, I found myself cheering on her new found confidence throughout the book and I desperately wanted her to get her happy ending.
There are a couple of vital ‘background’ characters in this book, and while they definitely didn’t get overused and take up too much of the plot they certainly enhanced the book for me and I could even see a potential spin off coming from a couple of them.
Overall: 4 Stars! **** – I really enjoyed this book, it was deliciously easy to devour. The perfect book for your summer holiday! BEERilliant!
Love, Amy x
Pernille Hughes is a RomCom author and mum, whose debut novel was SWEATPANTS
AT TIFFANIE’S, soon to be followed by PROBABLY THE BEST KISS IN THE WORLD (April 2019).
Previously her writing has been printed in The Sunday Times and the fabulous SUNLOUNGER summer anthologies. Find out about her new books at http://www.pernillehughes.com
Pernille (pronounced Pernilla) studied Film & Literature at uni and took her first job in advertising, having been lured by the temptation of freebies, but left when Status Quo tickets was as good as it got. After a brief spell marketing Natural History films, she switched to working in Children’s television which for a time meant living in actual Teletubbyland, sharing a photocopier with Laa-Laa.
Now, she lives in actual Buckinghamshire, sharing a photocopier with her husband and their four spawn. While the kids are at school she scoffs cake and writes RomCom stories in order to maintain a shred of sanity.
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