Monday, 31 August 2015

I should be so lucky - Judy Astley

Viola hasn't had much luck with men. Her first husband, Marco, companion of her youth and father of her only child, left her when he realised he was gay. Her second, Rhys, ended his high-octane, fame-filled life by driving his Porsche into a wall. No wonder her family always believes she needs Looking After, and her friends think she really shouldn't be allowed out on her own...

Which is why, at the age of thirty-nine, she finds herself shamefully back at home, living with Mum.

Viola knows she has to take charge; she needs to get a life, and fast. With a stroppy teenage daughter, a demanding mother, and siblings who want to control her life for her, where is she going to turn? 

My thoughts:
I have two review to write, now how to make this short...

Heroine: Viola, a 35 year old with two marriages behind her. Marco is still around and such a good guy. Rhys was a complete ahole that cheated on her and then he died. Do not even think about him! She is a klutz and she would like to find love again...maybe.

Hero: A man she meets. Will they meet again? Well duh. There is a slow building friendship that takes the entire book to build. Which was nice. She really does not have the best luck with men.

Romance: Thought about, not really there.

Story. Her starting all over again. Her teenage daughter wanting some fun in her life. And the secret of who Rhys wanted to leave her for. Oh that was so obvi. Made me angry too at him.

Conclusion:
I meant to write like two paragraphs..ok back on track. A nice story about finding love again.

Cover
meh

Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 3rd 2013 by Black Swan (first published July 5th 2012)
Women's fiction
Own

39 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Sounds cute!

Unknown said...

I like heartfelt books like this that focuses more on the journey and portrays it in a realistic Way. Good job with the shorty!

Jenny said...

Sounds like a solid read to me!

Anachronist said...

A no-no, especially when I look at the cover *shudders*. Horrible colours!

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

Short and short, I wanted to make it really short, lol

Blodeuedd said...

It was

Blodeuedd said...

LOL

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

This doesnt' scream out that it stands out from the crowd, I think we have all read a few books with this theme?

Kathryn T said...

Never heard of this author, sounds okay though.

Blodeuedd said...

True

Blodeuedd said...

I had not either

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I think this sums it up... "...Will they meet again? Well duh. " LOL! Love your reviews. :)

Chris said...

Another boring cover of boringness...

Elysium said...

Now I have Kylie Minogue playing in my head... And that cover is horrible!

Carole Rae said...

OMIGOSH....I would never date again if I was her!!!

Sophia Rose said...

Could be interesting when I'm in the mood more for women's fic than straight romance. Nice concise review! :)

Joyousreads said...

Ha. Great. Now that song is stuck in my head. Lol.

Melliane said...

It sounds like a nice one even if not awesome

Blodeuedd said...

Hehe, thank you

Blodeuedd said...

True

Blodeuedd said...

Now I can't think of the song

Blodeuedd said...

She is just unlucky

Blodeuedd said...

Thank you :)

Blodeuedd said...

And I still do not know it

Blodeuedd said...

Yes

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sometimes slow-building friendship to romance is lovely.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Hmm, not sold, but do enjoy books about finding love :)

Piecraft Bucharest said...

Well, this is new - a woman twice divorced for a heroine. Sounds like a potentially complex story/character. And going from friends to lovers can be a lovely process to read about :)

Blodeuedd said...

yes

Blodeuedd said...

Same here

Blodeuedd said...

Well widow once so

Christy LoveOfBooks said...

Sounds good. And the heroine is in her late 30s, nice.

Blodeuedd said...

I know right

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Woulda passed right on by that cover.

Blodeuedd said...

yeah, I know

Jen Twimom said...

Hmmm... doesn't sound like my thing.

Blodeuedd said...

I got it for free at the library ;=)

Jen Twimom said...

Perfect!

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