The last few novels that I have read or listened to were in them relationship category. Kinda fun! So much of my extra energy has been put into getting SimpleSass up and running that when I’ve put a book on to listen or grabbed one to read lately it’s been something light and easy. No Chronology of Stephen Hawking’s Most Important Thoughts this week! (Is that even a thing?) Anywho, let’s get to it…
Ghosted By Rosie Walsh.
If I were giving a rating out of 5 stars, it would be a 3.5. The summary said it was a thriller but it was more of a mysterious love story. That’s the part I loved about it the most-the love story. Sarah and Eddie met early in the story and spent an unforgettable week together. The kind of week any woman would love to experience. Then, yup – he ghosted her. That’s where the story starts unfolding. There were some unexpected twists that kept me up a little late a few nights. And the secondary characters were well rounded and added more layers to the story and drama. Ya know what, as I write this and reflect – I’m changing my rating to 4 stars! A definite read. Get it, on Amazon. Right Here…
The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory.
I listened to this book on Audible. It was recommended by the Reese Witherspoon book club so I figured I’d give it a try. It was…meh. It was about, you guessed it, a proposal, that went very wrong and the proposee (?) was saved by the man she was going to very predictably fall in love with. Don’t worry, I’m not giving anything away – you totally would’ve figured this out on your own. This book lacked any real plot twists and the characters, while they were diverse, weren’t very relatable. They were all people who were kind of perfect with flaws that only perfect people would have. Does that make sense? There was more than once I found myself questioning, “who does that?”
The narrator also doesn’t do much for the book in this case. Actually, I’m not sure if it was the narrator or the flat characters but it just wasn’t all that enjoyable. I did see it through to the end – that’s just the type of reader/listener I am. But, It’s not high on my recommendation list.
I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella.
I have been a die hard Sophie Kinsella fan since the first Confessions of a Shopaholic and I read everything she publishes. I love some books more than others but always catch her novels including the ones under her pseudonym, Madeleine Wickham.
Again, I listened to this book on Audible. If there is one thing I can call Kinsella’s books and characters than that would be cute – and this one is no different. The main character in I Owe You One is named Fixie and she literally goes about life trying to fix others’ lives and problems even when she is taken advantage of in exchange. She tends to be somewhat of a pushover and that can be a little frustrating but I felt myself starting to root for her.
Fixie meets her crush in a coffee shop by chance in the beginning of the book and saves his laptop (quite impressively!) so he ends up owing her one. Well, this IOU goes back and forth a few times throughout the book; a very cute concept. I don’t want to give too much away, but you’ll thoroughly enjoy this story. You’ll meet Fixie’s family and friends, including her old boyfriend (the town superstar) – it’s all around a fun and entertaining story. My suggestion is to read, or listen. You won’t be disappointed if you like this genre! Listen on Audible or buy it here.
Do you know someone who would love to listen to these reads, too? Gift them an Audible membership! Believe me, they’ll thank you for it.