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This review is from: Aphrodite's Workshop for Reluctant Lovers (Paperback)
love a good charity shop as much as the next person, especially when they chuck out books like this for 50p! I was looking at the books squished into the shelves on my lunch break, not an activity completely unknown to me, it's pretty much the only place I buy books! I noticed this garish front cover which just screamed out "I was a free gift with a weekly magazine"
The saying "never judge a book by its cover" has never been more apt! I was embarrassed to be seen reading it, mainly due to it's cover but shortly after the first few pages it was due to my constant tittering and at times raucous laughing in public. The story contained within this tacky cover is so beautifully readable. It feels like a deliberate irony is at force, especially with the main protagonist; a romance novelist turning her back on love! Offending all of her loyal followers on the way!
A light and funny read, almost feeling like a holiday read with it's light and airy approach but it's far too addictive for that. It raises questions about the nature and the ways of love without the hopelessly soppy and unrealistic feel of a mills & boon novel. I learnt some Greek mythology along the way, with the deities point of view always a welcome and witty rest bite whilst still keeping the main story line going.
I can understand why it might not be to everybody's taste but if you want a palate refreshing sorbet of a read then you need look no further, it sets you up eager and ready to sink your teeth into the next meaty novel coming your way.
A funny, charming easy read to distract yourself from everything around you.