Top critical review
on 28 April 2016
It's very rare that I abandon a book before finishing it, I found this one to be really slow and plodding in parts and finally gave up when I reached chapter 14 and the author decided to dedicate three whole chapters to the lead character's (Laura) holiday in Norfolk with her gran and parents, complete with intricate details of their food, drinks and dull trip to a stately home. Talk of shed fixing and trivial pursuit and just wow, wth? I have no idea how long the holiday bore lasted, this was around 1/3 of the way through.
I haven't read anything by this author before and I doubt I will again. It lacks structure - whilst it got off to a speedy start, darting in and out of Laura's dodgy/blind taste in men in then goes on and on about her boring affair with an unavailable man, the best way to sum it up is scatty and a bit all over the place. It's like being ranted at by one of those people who speaks to fast and won't quite get to the point and frequently goes off on a random tangent. By the time Laura's affair had come to an end I was exhausted and beyond imagining or hoping where the storyline might lead when I was then faced with chapter after chapter of holidaying with old people in Norfolk. I love chick lit and a good laugh out loud romcom but am truly perplexed by the 5 star ratings of this book.