AUTHOR: Adele Parks
Eliza and Martha are sisters. But that’s where the similarity ends. Martha appears to have the perfect life: two lovely children and plenty of money. Eliza lives in a one-bedroom flat with her musician boyfriend Greg. When Eliza ditches Greg and turns up on her sister’s doorstep, she expects to be swallowed into the sanctuary of Martha’s warm loving home. But Martha’s husband has just announced he’s leaving. For good. Proving to both women that a wedding ring isn’t a life raft. Then Martha meets Jack, who is everything she’s never wanted, whilst Eliza is dating dozens of men in hope of finding the perfect husband. Suddenly the sisters are faced with the same challenge- is there such as thing as the perfect love? or the perfect life?
Great holiday read or in general an everyday book- i got through mine sooo fast because i couldn’t put it down! This is a great book, easy to read and enjoyable, without being too heavy on the intimate details.
This is definitely a chic lit, awesome for those nights when you just want to cozy up with a good book. Happy reading everyone! 🙂
AUTHOR: Karin Slaughter
When the body of a young woman is discovered deep beneath the icy waters of Lake Grant, a note left under a rock by the shore points to suicide. But within minutes, it becomes clear that this is no suicide. It’s a brutal, cold-blooded murder. All too soon former Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton — home for Thanksgiving after a long absence — finds herself unwittingly drawn into the case. The chief suspect is desperate to see her, but when she arrives at the local police station she is met with a horrifying sight — he lies dead in his cell, the words ‘Not me’ scrawled across the walls. Something about his confession doesn’t add up and deeply suspicious of the detective in charge, Lena Adams, Sara immediately calls the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Shortly afterwards, Special Agent Will Trent is brought in from his vacation to investigate. But he is immediately confronted with a wall of silence. Grant County is a close-knit community with loyalties and ties that run deep. And the only person who can tell the truth about what really happened is dead.
In Karin Slaughter’s tenth novel, she combines the characters from her two ongoing detective series, who come together to help solve a series of murders in the small town of Heartsdale, in Grant County, Georgia.( You do not need to have read the previous 2 novels to enjoy and understand this one though)
The mystery of the killings is solved at the end, but that never really seems to be the point of a Slaughter book. Rather, the process of criminal investigation provides a framework for Slaughter to explore the flawed, complex characters who work on the cases.
Slaughter never portrays the human condition in black or white – her ability to create realistic, three-dimensional characters is what makes her work stand out from so many other authors in this genre.
At the end of the book, the characters remain broken, but they’ve moved on to a new day and a new resolve to cope in a world full of bashed dreams.
If you are a reader of suspense novels, pick up Karin Slaughter.
Author: Adele Parks
Fern is glaring thirty in the face and can’t ignore the love lies any longer. Life with Adam was amazing once – although these days swinging from the chandeliers means D.I.Y not S.E.X. She believes a romantic wedding should be the next step but Adam just won’t go down on one knee. Then a chance meeting with Scottie Taylor- the UK’s sexiest pop star – lights fireworks in Fern that won’t stop exploding. It’s mind-expanding love at first sight for them both so when he proposes in front of a sell-out crowd at Wembley Stadium, there’s only one answer. Yes, yes, yes! Before you know it, Fern is living the celebrity dream in LA and a wedding planner is arranging designer shoe fittings. But isn’t it all happening a little too fast? Why is this modern day Cinderella homesick for a rented two-bedroom flat in Clapham? How do you know whether love is telling the truth? Fern must choose which version of this fairy tale is hers…
This was the second book by this author that i read, the first one is “Tell me something” and i have to say even though it was thoroughly interesting it just didnt keep me attached to it. None the less the book is intriguing, a modern day fairy tale( since all women now days dream about marrying that celebrity that they have been pinning for for so long instead of Knights in shinning armors). And then when she meets her dream man and leaves the boring one she has been with for years, she realizes it is not a fairy tale at all. The character development is really good, you can see each one coming into their own, it really shows the flaws of each of them as you get to know them more. I am not a huge fan of the way Adele Parks writes her novels, but then again that’s just a preference i have.
If you want a good chic lit read, this is the book for you( I believe this is what this author is amazing at). It is funny,emotional, and i know a lot of women will connect with the story line.
Author: Adele Parks
I have been meaning to read a book by this author and “Tell Me Something” sounded like a good place to start.
Die-hard romantic Elizabeth has always wanted two things in life – an Italian husband and lots of rosy-cheeked babies. When she meets fabulously sexy Roberto, she glides down the aisle and dreamily pictures holding their first little bundle of joy.
But instead they end up running Roberto’s family business, where Elizabeth finds there’s more to living in Italy than enjoying ice cream in sun-drenched piazzas. She doesn’t need to be fluent in the language to understand that her scheming mother-in-law and Roberto’s beautiful, significant ex are hellbent on destroying their marriage. And when Elizabeth finds herself craving the company of a gorgeous American stranger, she knows her filthy, flirty thoughts about him are totally inappropriate. But there’s no denying he sets her temperature rising…
Could it be that Italy is turning Elizabeth’s love of romance into a desire for something far more scandalous and passionate?
I love Italy so I really loved the setting of this book, it made me want to pack my suitcase and hop on a plane! The Italian characters are brilliant, and i know for sure that a lot of women dream about finding that sexy Italian man to spend the rest of their days with. Adele Parks manages to show their fiery, passionate nature alongside their strong family values. Rafaella is not a particularly nice character but she is the perfect, meddling Italian matriarch.
I really enjoyed the dialogue between the characters especially when up against the language barrier. I love how i can see every single character’s flaws, even the leading character. And i love romance stories with many twist and turns and a happy good ending.
The book starts off as though it will be a Mills & Boon with a rather pathetic and silly blonde heroine who is swept off her feet by a dashing dark Italian…. And then reality hits and we see that life isn’t like a fairytale…
The heroine isn’t anything extraordinary and the hero isn’t the dashing dark Italian you’d expect.
The book is emotional, funny and sweet. It has lots of chick lit moments but it also defies the chick lit genre because the dashing handsome Italian isn’t the Mills & Boon hero we thought he’d be…
This book is a great read and i believe a lot of women will enjoy it.