|Penguin (31 Jan 2013)|
A Passionate Love Affair with a Total Stranger
Charley Lambert seems to have the perfect life. She has a job she loves, and finally, the boss she has the hots for, seems to be showing her some interest, at last – and then following a freak accident she goes and breaks her leg. Charley is a complete workaholic, and as she recuperates at home, and with little to occupy her time she starts an online dating agency, where she helps hapless lovers get together by writing their emails for them. What then follows is a warm and witty look at, not just the dating game, but also at life in general. Full of deliciously captivating mishaps, Charley blunders along with the help of her friend, Sam who is ‘resting’ between acting assignments.
I really enjoyed this story; it’s well written, warm and comical. The heroine Charley can be a bit capricious at times as she comes across as both vulnerable and fearsomely bossy, but there is undeniable warmth about her which is strangely endearing. Some of my favourite parts of the book are the family moments, Charley’s dad is a delight, as is Grandma Helen but it is in Charley’s email interaction between her clients where the book really shines though.
If you like well written romantic comedies, than you can do no better than to give this one a try.
My thanks to Real Readers for a review copy of this book