Thursday, 17 May 2012
Book review: Lily Loves to Love, by Maureen Reil
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 514 KB
Print Length: 320 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1446751724
Available to purchase at Amazon
A lot of comical things tend to happen to and around Lily Lockhart, the quirky girl just can't help herself before trying her hand at a spot of charity work. At the start of the year, she's just ended her engagement and before long, there's plenty of male interest headed her way. As in 'The Handsome One' (Sean) and 'The Average One' (Tom). Also there's 'The Rich One' (Peter) but Lily can't choose between them. So in the closing chapters, it's down to you 'the reader' to decide who wins Lily's heart as there's a fun, multiple choice style ending to the story. Only one problem, she's pregnant. But who's the daddy?
I fell in love with this book from the very first line; "The red fruit cocktail drink (which was housed in a giant jug the size of a fish tank) is abruptly poured over my head and I probably deserve it."
The author has a wonderful way of being able to describe serious situations in a witty and light-hearted manner. She opens the reader's eyes to the funny side of life.
The book opens with Lily Lockhart, the protagonist, breaking up with her fiance. I felt as if I was right there with Lily in that break-up scene. Her tension and angst emanated from the page. I cringed when she said "it's not me, it's you" but it's so true, what do you say in that sort of situation?
Lily is a wonderful character who takes the reader on a rollercoaster of dating emotions in her quest to find "the one." I found her very easily relatable. She is a warm and endearing character, in spite of sometimes letting her mouth run away with her! It seemed like I'd made a new friend by the time I finished reading Lily's story and I truly didn't want the book to end.
Maureen Reil has a true comedic gift in her writing. She creates characters and scenes which will make you laugh out loud. Lily Loves to Love is a very entertaining story and a pleasant escape from reality which I would highly recommend.