9.16.2014

Read this Book | You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

I don't leave many reviews on Amazon and GoodReads.

They basically have to be either the best thing I have ever read or offend me to the point that I feel a civic duty to warn others. Anyone can write a book, but very few people can weave a narrative that will actually reach into the reader and make them feel. This book did.


Synopsis:

Sweet, bookish Neve Slater always plays by the rules. And the number one rule is that good-natured fat girls like her don’t get guys like gorgeous, handsome William, heir to Neve’s heart since university. But William’s been in LA for three years, and Neve’s been slimming down and re-inventing herself so that when he returns, he’ll fall head over heels in love with the new, improved her.
So she’s not that interested in other men. Until her sister Celia points out that if Neve wants William to think she’s an experienced love-goddess and not the fumbling, awkward girl he left behind, then she’d better get some, well, experience.
What Neve needs is someone to show her the ropes, someone like Celia’s colleague Max. Wicked, shallow, sexy Max. And since he’s such a man-slut, and so not Neve’s type, she certainly won’t fall for him. Because William is the man for her… right?
Somewhere between losing weight and losing her inhibitions, Neve’s lost her heart – but to who?

At first I thought that this was a "Bridget Jones" wannabe. Even the synopsis reads like your standard, chick lit but I found it to be both deeper, and much funnier. And written in a way that I think pretty much any woman can relate to Neve. Even when she was making mistakes, I still understood her - and rooted for her. 

This does not have a U.S. publisher, so it has not been Americanized - I had to Google some parts, such as "vest", which in the UK is a tank top. But a lot of the sayings I found to be quite charming. I love the Brits' turn of phrase.

Read this book. You will not be disappointed. And if you are on Kindle Unlimited (which I highly recommend) it is free so even if by chance you do not care for it, you won't be out any dough.

Happy Tuesday!


1 comment:

  1. This looks like a book I'd love. Even off the title alone...love that song.

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