Hi everyone! This is my stop on the blog tour for Suzie Tullet's book, Little White Lies and Butterflies, and I will be doing a book review for the book. Thanks again to everyone for stopping by!
When you're digging yourself into a hole, stop digging.
A child of the nineties, Lydia Livingston is different. The last thing she's ever wanted is to be superwoman; she knows first-hand that 'having it all' isn't everything it's cracked up to be. As far as she's concerned, when it comes to job versus family, it's a definite case of one or the other. And whilst most women her age have spent years climbing the corporate ladder, she's made a career out of bagging her perfect man. At almost thirty and still single, Lydia wonders if she'd made the right choice all those years ago. And realising the time has come to take stock, she goes against her family's wishes and banishes herself off to a distant land—all in the hope of finding a new direction.
At least that's the plan.
But Lydia Livingston isn't just different, she's misunderstood. A fact she knows all too well. So when the totally unsuitable Sam comes along, she decides to tell a little white lie, re-inventing herself as a professional chef – not exactly the best new identity to come up with for a woman who can't even cook. Of course, the last thing she expects is for him to find out the truth and start blackmailing her. Let alone find herself roped into catering for a local wedding. But with things going from bad to worse, her madder than mad family also turn up in something of a surprise visit, intent on celebrating a birthday she's no intentions of celebrating!
Title: Little White Lies and Butterflies
Author: Suzie Tullet
Publisher: Safkhet Publishing
Date of Publication: August 1, 2013
Source: received ebook for blog tour for my honest opinion of it.
Little White Lies and Butterflies is one of those books that isn't in my comfort zone. Meaning it isn't my go to genre for reading. But sometimes its a good idea to enjoy something that you aren't comfortable with because you can find some interesting gems there too.
I usually go for the zombies, vamps, or werewolves that fall in love and tend to act totally unlike their true nature. Contemporary romance isn't my thing. But I was pleasantly surprised with this book.
First off, the main heroine of our story, Lydia, has a very funny outlook on love. She has been looking for the perfect man because she has wanted to get married for a long time but she has finally decided she needs a break from looking for love.
Well ladies we all know what happens when we don't look for love? Exactly.
I kinda feel a little bad for Lydia because her family seem to be a little "off the rockers" but then again everyone's family has their own craziness. Heck, that is what makes family ....family.
I may not be into contemporary novels but I do love comedy and Little White Lies and Butterflies has a lot of that. I really liked the scene where she is on the beautiful beach trying to relax and here comes a ball (get your mind out of the gutter) plopped down on top of her. Of course, there are many other funny and adorable scenes throughout the story that will capture your heart and your funny bone.
The writing is a sweet and fun read perfect for the beach (even though I am not a beach person, I guess I could suffer through the beach for this book ) that really flows constantly as we follow Lydia through her antics at not finding love while on vacation. "Oh what a tangled web we weave" is the perfect quote for Lydia. But I for one, enjoyed the web she completely immersed herself in.
And I personally, thought Sam the climber was an interesting character. I didn't understand the horror of him being a climber but I loved how he clicked with Lydia even when she was being snide with him.
All in all, Little White Lies and Butterflies is a cute story that is great read for anyone that wants a little love in their lives and a whole lot of comedy.
I give it four hearts!
Born and raised in Lancashire, Suzie Tullett has worn many hats in life: from office work to teaching, from managing an advice center to being an outreach worker for Women's Aid. She's achieved a Bachelor's and a Master's and works with the BBC as a scriptwriter - all while raising her family. Ultimately, she wants to leave scriptwriting behind and write full-time. She says "it's fair to say my working life has given me the chance to get to know all kinds of people, from all kinds of backgrounds; a definite asset for anyone looking to write for a living."Connect with Suzie Tullet:
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