Social Media is a wonderful tool. One minute you'll be reading about a horrible tragedy, the next your bombarded with beautiful book covers. That is how I found this book. Plus the review on Jenny In Neverlands Blog, it was hard not to want to snap this up immediately. Which is what I inevitably did.
Blurb: Dear Ava, How do you start writing a letter to someone, six years after breaking their heart?
Ava is unlucky in love as well as in life. The new office bitch has landed the dating column Ava wanted, and she can’t remember the last time she had a second date. It’s a good thing she has best friends Max and Gwen to pick up the pieces. Deep down, Ava knows the reason why one date never turns into two – she’s in love with someone else. Someone she’s never even met.
It all started six years ago, with a letter from a secret admirer, Mr Writer…but then they suddenly stopped and Ava was heartbroken. Now the letters have started again and Ava knows it could mean winning back the dating column at work. This time she’s determined to unmask Mr Writer…and find out once and for all if he’s Mr Right or Mr Very Definitely Wrong!
At heart I'm a massive fantasy girl, but I do like a good romance every now and then. However I've been trying to get into some different genres and this one was a very good place to start.
Ava is a journalist who lives with her best friend Gwen and likes to eat cake, her other best friend is Max and she happens to hate his new girlfriend. She doesn't get the dating column she's been after, public speaking fears and vomiting in a bin didn't help, and so is tasked with reporting weddings. Ava HATES weddings.
She's finally given a chance to get her name out there and prove to her bosses that she was good enough to write for the dating column but her mind is torn in which way to go. Find Mr Writer or reunite two long lost lovers.
I personally loved this the book, however I did think it was predictable. While a lovely read and one I think every girl should pick up, you can gage the way this book is going to end in the first three chapters, if not earlier. Although this didn't deter me from reading the book because the other characters were all so intriguing that it kept you wanting to know if you were right, and what would happen to everyone else.
Lynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She's an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad- and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine- with her love of telling stories. She used to write her own episodes of Friends and act them out in front of her family (in fact she's sure she put Ross and Rachel together first!)
A careers adviser at school once told Lynsey writing wasn’t a “good option” and for a few years, she believed her. She tried a little bit of everything, including make-up artistry, teaching and doing admin for a chocolate fountain company. The free chocolate was brilliant. When Lynsey left my job a couple of years ago, she started writing full-time while she looked for another one. As soon as she started working on her story, Lynsey fell in love and decided to finally pursue her dream. She haven’t looked back since.
When Lynsey's not writing, eating cake or drinking tea, she's daydreaming about the day Dylan O’Brien FINALLY realises they're meant to be together. It’ll happen one day…
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