Monday, 27 October 2014

Book Club - Blog Style Take 4!

I cannot believe how long it has been since my last book club post! I have probably read about 15 books since then. So lets get straight into it seeing as I have a lot to catch up on!

The first Book Club post to feature an author other than Sophie Kinsella do you believe? As much as I adore Kinsella, since reading 'A Passionate Love Affair With A Total Stranger', Lucy Robinson has fast became my favourite author. 'A Passionate Love Affair With A Total Stranger' is Robinson second book but was the first one of hers I had read (I have read all three now) so I thought I would start with this one as I am re-reading it and it was my first!

'A Passionate Love Affair With A Total Stranger' is about Charley Lambert, a friendly but also workaholic girl living in Edinburgh. As always I will try to tell you about this story without giving any spoilers. 

During a day out with friends, Charley falls and breaks her leg in three places. Upon waking up in hospital Charley realises that her boss, who she has been after for seven years, is with another woman and that she cannot go back to work until her leg heals. Something that Charley - the workaholic - cannot deal with.

To cope with not being able to return to her fast past communications job - right before an extremely important time in the company  - Charley sets up her own company with the help of her trusty and loveable but sometimes 'disgusting' roommate Sam. First Date Aid. A website that is for people that are looking for love online but aren't all that great at emailing, so they hire whitty Charley to ghost write for them.

All is going well until Charley becomes interested in one of her clients possible dates. Charley starts to learn that there may be more to life than work and that you never really know who you are talking to online! Charley needs to work out what is really important to her. 

I ADORE this book. As you can probably tell from the fact I said I was re-reading it. I know I've gave a lot of info and you probably think there must be some massive spoilers in there but there is so much more to this book! I laughed out loud and fell in love. Both with the characters and the story. I challenge you not to fall in love with the characters if you read it, I wish they were real/my friends. Especially Sam!

So that is my view on 'A Passionate Love Affair With A Total Stranger' by Lucy Robinson. Let me know if you guys have read this or any of Robinson's other books!

Until next time guys,

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