I had an opportunity to be today’s host on Peanuts & Eggcups blog tour.
I want to thank Rachel from Autoright for giving me this chance.
About the book:
For Maggie Parsons there’s only ever been one man: the stunningly delicious Luke Henderson. Unfortunately, he left her, without explanation, after their ‘first night’ together …breaking her heart in the process. Now ten years on, without any contact, he’s back and going to her school reunion. Great! And, to confuse matters…so is his suave, sexy, brother Tony who makes a major play for Maggie, then turns up with his insufferable – supposedly ex – fiancée! Via the reunion, a black eye, getting the sack (as a result) a madcap girlie holiday and juggling her confused emotions around the two alluring brothers…Maggie starts to build a picture of what she really wants in life. Trouble is, Maggie’s a pawn in a game she doesn’t even know she’s playing …and things are about to get a whole lot more complicated.
Going into this book I had no idea what to expect.
It was pitched as perfect read for fans of Sophie Kinsella and I wanted to give it a try.
The story follows Maggie, a clumsy and in one way immature twenty-something girl who still wonders why her ex boyfriend Luke just dissapeared on her when they finished highschool.
As story progresses, it gets more complicated, she develops a crush on Luke’s brother Tony and somewhere in the middle she loses her job.
I enjoyed reading scenes that involved Luke and, at times, those scenes even made me emotional.
The characters in this book were gray as I like them. They weren’t one dimensional.
However, from the begining I tought there were too many people Maggie and her friends were talking about. They were often takling about things and people that not that weren’t important for the book, but were often unnecessary.
As a matter of fact, this whole book was full of unnecessary situations and the writing style was too descriptive for my tase.
It was like reading a soap opera.
At times, I had a feeling I was reading someone’s first draft of a book that was written just for the purpose of practice.
It was way too long and, if you ask me, it could have been at least 200 pages shorter.
All in all, this was a solid read with funny situations and mostly likeable characters.
About Sara Mendes da Costa
Sara Mendes da Costa is the voice of the BT Speaking Clock; the fourth person to hold this prestigious title since 1936.
A successful, world-renowned voiceover artist, her dulcet tones are easily recognisable on television, radio, film and across countless media.
Never far from the press, she’s known for her appearances on BBC Breakfast, ITV This Morning, Children in Need, Wake up to Wogan and The Today Programme, and balances her prolific voiceover career with her passion and commitment as a novelist.
Peanuts & Eggcups, her debut novel – hotly anticipated by the industry – is “The perfect & highly addictive reading companion for women’s fiction fans”. `
A lover of laughter, creativity, great storytelling and a wee dram, Sara adores writing novels and seeks to entertain, uplift and inspire.
Her upcoming novels: Time & Time Again & Maggie Ever After, are expected in 2017.
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