Crazy little thing called love. By Charlotte Butterfield. Release date 07th September 17.
When Leila finds herself on the painful end of yet another disastrous break-up, no amount of Ben & Jerry’s and trashy rom-coms can cheer her up. And so – to the amusement of her friends and family – Leila takes a more drastic approach to dealing with heartbreak: she swears off sex for an entire year.
Luckily, she has plenty to keep her mind off men. Between starting a business with ice queen Lucy, straightening out her sister Tasha’s tangled love life, and running a blog read by thousands of single ladies, Leila is soon snowed under. But she can’t help finding a little time for irresistible architect Nick – Lucy’s funny and infuriatingly sexy brother.
After an unplanned encounter under the mistletoe, the Man Ban looks like it might be skidding to a halt. Has Leila found love when she least expected it? (From the blurb)
If you've been reading my recent reviews you'll know I've been feeling a little bored with the "chick lit" genre of late. The stories are all just SO formulaic, so predictable.
Until this book came along.
This book was exactly the book I needed right now.
This book is actually about Leila's whole family, her wonderfully mum and dad-ish mum and dad, her emotionally uptight brother Marcus, his new wife Lucy, her sister Tasha, with her philandering husband, and of course Lucy's handsome, charming brother Nick.
Is it wrong to say I fell a little in love with Nick? Because I did!
When you scratch the surface of the 'laugh out loud romantic comedy' it's also a very well written look at family life, a family where the members aren't perfect, they have secrets, affairs, and insecurities, and I found the characters to be very well observed.
It makes for a very enjoyable read and it gets a well deserved 4 stars from me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley for review purposes but all thoughts and opinions are my own.