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Fell a bit short for me
on 29 September 2014
This sounded like a proper summer chick-lit romp and I couldn't wait to get started. After all, the cover was gorgeous, begging me to read it. 'Read me, read me' it begged, in a voice like Gollum's... Ok, maybe not, but you know what I mean. So I sat in the garden on a beautiful sunshiny day and read it from start to finish (it's only a short read, the first in a series).
Friendships in fiction are always a winner, and Ciara, Ellie and Gem are a lively trio. I found their bond appealing but couldn't really warm to any of the girls. Maybe that was partly due to the length of the story, but it did mean I didn't care that much about what happened.
Whilst it had all the ingredients of a rollicking chicklit/NA read- girlfriends, relationships, humour, sex- it fell a bit short for me. I think I'd have preferred it as a full length novel, or at least a longer novella.
Although I like Aimee Duffy's writing, I don't think I'll be rushing to read the rest of this series. But a longer novel? Yes please.