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The book follows Lizzy who's dating Justin and thinks he's about to pop the big question. Except he isn't and shes about to become an unwanted Internet sensation overnight. Cue lots of funny moments, a famous superstar and a bucketload of laughs.
This is your typical chick lit book and that's fine. I don't mind that. But... It's all soo predictable and all soo unrealistic. I found it a real slog and nothing really happened for the first 150 pages. Yawn. This cannot be Jo Carnegie. There was none of her usual style here and if she's wanting a new direction, this really isn't it. Added to that all the grammatical and spelling errors and I feel annoyed.
Please Jo, if you're reading, take me back to Churchminster soon. I won't be buying anymore books under the Ellie Adams brand sadly!
Ellie Adams is a pseudonym for author Jo Carnegie, whose novel ‘Party Games’ I read and reviewed last year and loved. As soon as I found out Ellie Adams was actually Jo Carnegie, I immediately got excited and couldn’t wait to read ‘It Had to Be You.’ I was hoping for a wonderful chick lit novel and that’s exactly what I got. I fell in love with this book from the first chapter, mainly because this first chapter has to be one of the most amazing and funny starts to a novel ever. I was straight away taken in by the story and it was incredibly easy to warm to the main character Lizzie, who is realistic, relatable and loveable.
Next to Lizzie, I specifically enjoyed reading about her two best friends Nic and Poppet, who are incredibly different from one another but really added a lot of fun to the story. Then, of course, there’s Elliot; a chick lit novel is not a chick lit novel without an intriguing and handsome man, and Elliot fits that description perfectly.Read more ›
Lizzie is one of the best characters I've got to know in a long time - and I read a lot of chick lit. She is just so normal. And that's not a bad thing, she just genuinely reminds me of myself and my friends, which gives the story a really genuine (and comic) feel to it - there were so many moments when I chuckled out loud because of the familiarity of Lizzie and her situations.
It's also a really well written book - just about the right length and with enough twists; you don't necessarily know what is going to happen but it's not too long that you lose interest. It's a genuinely believable story line, all the characters are relatable and likeable, and I was also pleased with the ending.
Don't he's titian a moment longer, buy and read today! Can't wait to read more by Ellie.
Lizzy's two best friends, Nic - high powered job, known for saying what she thinks regardless of who it will upset; Poppett - nice and homely and just waiting for the right person are Lizzy's support network, as are her family.
This is typical thirty something chic lit and of its kind it does the job well. I liked the characters and thought the way they all grow and change during the course of the story was very well done. I sympathised with Lizzy herself though I did feel she was little silly at times. What I didn't enjoy and what stopped this being a five star read for me was the never ending drinking the resultant hangovers and the memory loss involved and the all too frequent lavatorial humour. A dog with the runs is not my favourite story ingredient by any means!
That said there were many laugh out loud moments and the characters were strong and believable as they were none of them too perfect. The story bowls along at a reasonable pace and it kept me entertained for several hours. If you want an amusing light read then you could find this fills the bill provided you don't mind the drinking and the subject of some of the humour. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley for review purposes.
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Good read loved it bit rude in places so b carefull who reads it ha haPublished 8 months ago by lucy connolly
First I thought it was slow (mind you I read GREY prior to this...). Then I just loved everything about it.
Well.. almost. Read more
Having previously loved Jo Carnegie's books, I was curious to see what she was going to do under her new pen name of Ellie Adams, and I was not disappointed. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Gilbster
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