17th July 2014
From the author of the best selling Heart series
On the surface Tess Brookes seems to be your average girl next door, she’s quirky and funny and sometimes just downright loopy. She’s been in love with her friend Charlie forever but on a holiday to Hawaii, Tess meets Nick and that’s when her life starts to get really complicated. And as she faces the dilemma of either staying in London or of travelling to Milan to take on a new assignment, she needs to decide what's going to happen with Charlie and what on earth is going to happen with Nick!
This is a warm and witty look at the problems all too often encountered in relationships, of those we know we will win and those we know we won’t, but through it all, Tess and her best friend, Amy, have just the right amount of irreverent charm to keep the story fun and entertaining. I really enjoyed the story. The plot moves along at a quick pace and although there were times when I found Tess to be a bit irritating, on the whole, I liked the way the story drew me in and how the characters felt realistic without being overly sentimental or overly dramatic. Amongst all the angst and girlie gossip is the story of the complicated process of finding the right person and I suppose the ultimate moral of the story is that what a girl wants is sometimes not always the answer to the question.
Lindsey Kelk’s writing is as warm and witty as ever as those who have read her work before will testify. Fans will recognise a continuation of Tess’s story which started with the 2013 release of About a Girl, but for those readers who are new to Lindsey’s writing it is quite easy to pick up this latest story without having read the first book.
So, it’s a definite thumbs up from me for What a Girl Wants; it’s a perfect read for a sunny afternoon by the pool or in the garden, preferably with a nice glass of sparkling rosé close to hand.
There's a chance to win a copy of this lovely summer read in my giveaway