Thursday 25 January 2018

The real Katie Lavender - Erica James

At 30, Katie Lavender thinks she is better than most when it comes to dealing with life's surprises. But when she gets a request to visit a solicitor, she's not expecting the dramatic turn her life is about to take. There, she receives a letter from her deceased mother that literally changes everything she ever knew about herself...

My thoughts:
The book starts with Katie finding out that her dad was not her real dad. Her mother's letter explains it at all, and now, does she want to find him? Well duh, the book is almost 500 pages of course she goes to find him and there is a lot of drama.

She meets a bitchy family, I mean seriously, they acted like 4 year olds. "My dad wont love me anymore!" Omg, pull it together, you are a grown woman! I get that it was done for drama but I wanted to slap those horrid siblings.

It really is a family drama and follows her "new" family and cousin's family. Things are happening, I will not say more there. But we get a short insight into everyone. They do have their issues.

Katie has her own issues. Her job, her boyfriend that is pretty meh, being alone in the world with no family and then this big secret coming out.

There is drama, there is romance and there is one messy family. I enjoyed it, even if I wanted to slap the S%¤t out of a few people.


Paperback, 480 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Orion
Women's fiction


  1. 500 pages is probably too many pages of drama for me lol

    For What It's Worth

  2. HAHa I've read a few books where I want to slap some of the characters. I'm glad you enjoyed this book though. Even if the characters annoyed you some. :D

  3. Okay sounds pretty dramatic all round and the kind of read that does interest me. Hope it all works out in the end! I always need that!

  4. I think I will pass on the bitchy family that you want to slap the shit out of. No thanks.

  5. Cute cover but like you, and the people who commented before said 500 pages is too long to have that kind of drama going on.

  6. LOL Blodeuedd I feel that way about a lot of family dynamics in books. Right now I'm reading one the puts the D in dysfunction :) Thanks for the super review!

  7. I'd hope after 500 pages she finds him lol if not I might be upset

  8. Lots of a drama is nice...but meh. not for me I don't think.

  9. Drama is nice when it's in short bursts!

  10. Oh, I would not be able to stand a book where I want to smack the sh!t out of the characters!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  11. How many pages of crazy family togetherness? LOL I give you credit for lasting it out and getting the romance. :)

  12. It looks good with many things too

  13. Not sure about this one. I get annoyed when a character or two make me want to smack them.

  14. Yikes, that's a whole lot of drama!

  15. Family stories are a lot of fun, even though some of the familymembers are irritating. But, that's in real life too, right? :)

  16. You stopped me at messy family. I'm not a fan of family dramas. Reading one now. It's like reading a soap opera.

  17. I couldn't imagine learning something like that. It does sound like a lot of drama.



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