Good Evening All,
Happy Valentines Day! Hope you’ve all day a romance filled day. I’m not really one for valentines, but I thought that this year I ought to get into the spirit so decided to pick up a romance book for the occasion.
I’m not hugely in touch with romance books available out there so I won’t lie, I literally went onto amazon and filtered on the romance genre. When this book popped up, the cover stood out to me as I recognised it from somewhere (I would hazard a guess at twitter), so I downloaded it and off I went.
Libby is an up and coming blogger, living in Brighton. She’s clumsy, happy go lucky and always knows how to fill a silence. As things start to take off with her blog, she needs some financial advice and is introduced to Charlie.
Charlie is drop dead gorgeous and everything that Libby isn’t. He’s uber successful in the corporate world, logical and shy. He’s thrown into helping Libby through a favour to his brother, but his financial advice doesn’t end at that.
Libby and Charlie become very close friends despite their personality differences. It’s obvious to everyone but them that they should try to further their relationship but unless either of them decide to take action, they could end up losing more than a possible romantic relationship.
General Thoughts 🤔
This book was so lovely. It was exactly what I needed for a Valentines read. It’s cute, funny, heart warming and made me feel all smooshy. I mean I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to bang Libby and Charlie’s heads together throughout the whole thing, but very much in an endearing way.
When I first started, I thought that Libby was going to annoy me. I have a personal thing about clumsiness; it really winds me up because I just don’t understand it. But I very quickly grew to love her and her dreaminess. She’s a very clever girl, even if she does make questionable decisions.
Charlie sounds like an absolute dish. Those eyes! The way he treated Libby was gorgeous. Every girls needs a Charlie in their life to take care of them. Obviously, Charlie spent the entire book in denial and severely needed to give his head a wobble to see what was right in front of him.
Writing Style ✍🏽
Every romance book that has a “will they, won’t they” vibe needs a decoy and I really liked the decoy in here. I think the author did a good job of making me question the fate of Libby and Charlie and there were definitely some touch and go moments for them as I was reading.
I have one teeny tiny bit of criticism. There were a couple of chapters that I started that seemed to miss chunks of time between that and the preceding chapter. One of them I actually had to skim back and make sure I hadn’t accidentally jumped ahead. It was no huge deal, but just something I wanted to note.
Conclusion & Scoring 🎖
When I decided I wanted to read a romance for Valentines, I didn’t entirely know what kind of romance I wanted, but I did know what I didn’t want. #nofilter was definitely not in my don’t want pile. It was light hearted and mushy in all the right places. I’m glad I chose this over a rom com movie and I’ve still got a little smirk on my face thinking about Libby and Charlie now.