Blurb from goodreads.com, please scroll down for my review.
Harriet Lawson is my kind of gal. Feisty and with a great sense of humour, she has some fabulous one liners and is a great main character for this book. Unfortunately she is partnered with a bit of a smarmy loser, Julian, who has done the dirty on her big time but not in the way you might think. Having given up on her dream to nurse in underprivileged areas abroad in order to support Julian in his new venture, and having to work in a launderette whilst trying to keep up with her studies, Harriet is frustrated and just trying to make the best of a bad situation a situation that is going to get a whole lot worse. In the meantime the very rich and pompous Hamilton Lancaster is in a fix as he is desperate to inherit his grandmothers shares but has to show himself to be responsibly settling down as soon as possible in order to do so. After all, his grandmother only has six months to live…. A chance meeting at a mutual friend s wedding leads to Harriet receiving a very interesting proposition and while she feels uncomfortable with it it could solve her increasingly mounting problems. What could go wrong? And who is the very gorgeous guy she also met at the wedding who caused her to tingle in all sorts of places?! This was an hilarious read. Harriet s character is brilliant and she had me in stitches. She is very much your normal average girl thrust into a ridiculous situation and trying to muddle her way through it. Just when you think things can t get any worse they do. Initially I felt sorry for her as she is seemingly blinded by her love for Julian but thankfully as events transpire she comes to realise that what she thought was love, really isn t at all. More a relationship of convenience and mostly convenient for Julian.
This is a great book for those who love lightweight, romantic easy reads/listens and having not read any other Lynda’s other books I didn’t know too much of what to expect.
Harriet is just a gal going through some problems with her boyfriend. After all he is a bit of a d**k. (no, that is not duck). And he screws up like you have no idea, but Harriet has a plan to get out of all her problems. And this is where the fun begins. The story line was little far fetched but don’t let that put you off. it is a book for you to forget life for a bit.
This wasn’t as amusing book as thought it would be, I found I didn’t find it laugh out loud at all but I did have a couple of chuckles and smiles but not many. The narrator was superb and did the different characters in the story well. Hats off to her. But, I found there were too many characters and got confused once or twice.
I found the ending to be satisfying, Harriet got her life back on track even though it was a little obvious.
About the author
Lynda Renham has been writing for as long as she can remember and had her first work published in a magazine at age nine and has continued writing in various forms since. She has had several poems published as well as articles in numerous magazines and newspapers. Recently she has taken part in radio discussions on the BBC.
She has studied literature and creative writing and has a blog on her web page: www.renham.co.uk
Lynda lives with her second husband and cat in Oxfordshire, England. She is Associate Editor for the online magazine The Scavenger and contributor to many others. When not writing Lynda can usually be found wasting her time on Facebook.