Well there do I start -I am honestly so glad to have finished reading a book after a long funk. In those weeks in between being so incredibly busy with work and study I had little to no time to wind down in a book. You might remember a couple of weeks ago -I brought a whole bunch of books but I was disappointed in quite a few of them. I opened it, read couple of pages and did not like it and it kept on happening over and over again. Frankly I was not feeling the whole thing. So to be able to finish a book after this funk I feel very fine!
Back to this review —I am excited to share this absolute escapist treat with you all. You know how much I love a easy Sophie Kinsella read and to be able to do that feels just right.
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I love you . . . but what if I can’t love your life?
Ava is sick of online dating. She’s always trusted her own instincts over an algorithm, anyway, and she wants a break from it all. So when she signs up to a semi-silent, anonymous writing retreat in glorious Italy, love is the last thing on her mind.
Until she meets a handsome stranger. . .He’s equally smitten, and after a whirlwind, intoxicating affair, they pledge their love without even knowing each other’s real names.
But when they return home, reality hits. They’re both driven mad by each other’s weird quirks and annoying habits. As disaster follows disaster, it seems that while they love each other, they just can’t love each other’s lives. Can they overcome their differences to find one life, together?
We met Ava and I am fine with Ava. Although I didn’t much care for her as the story went on. I do like a Kinsella book but I feel with each of her new ones the storytelling is lacking the real depth. Here’s the thing, just because it’s a funny Rom-com it doesn’t mean a good story cannot be written with real punch. I fell in love with My Not So Perfect life and I absolutely loved reading it. It was an treat! This one however, our main protagonist was so in-love with the idea of love that she had to absolutely had to make it work. At one point I was like what’s the big deal, you have different lives -so what, there’s 7 billion people out in the world -you know what I mean?!
Some aspect of the book made me laugh out loud -the bastard chart, Harold (Dog) and many go-to conversations with the friends characters. It’s those side stories that kept me reading. I loved exploring their day to day lives and what hilarity they had in store.
My one wish for this book would have been a good story line rather than this urge to make a relationship work that started off as a holiday romance. Having said that I did appreciate the idea the author was playing with just because we love someone doesn’t mean we are able to love their life in the same way and what happens when we don’t. There’s a lot you can like about this book. For me —just go in to enjoy a easy read. Put no overall emphasis on the plot.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ It’s 3/5 stars from me. Other than few hiccups it was a pleasant read because it kept me occupied in those gruesome hours at work.
Would you read this? What are you reading at the moment? Do let me know.