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04 November 2016

Rambling About.. An Autumn Affair by Alice Ross

I picked up this book because I had requested another of Ross' books on NetGalley without realizing that it was the third in a series. Of course, being me, I couldn't possibly read the third one first so I hopped onto Amazon and bought the first two. Let me tell you, I'm awfully glad that I did.

This is not one of those light-hearted chick lits full of laughs and obvious endings. At times it is, in fact, humorous (there's a bit almost towards the end about a frying pan that may very well keep me chortling for eons), but it's also messy and uncomfortable. Above all, it's gloriously real.
Title: An Autumn Affair
Author: Alice Ross
Publication: April 21st 2015 -- Carina UK
Amazon Description:
Autumn is coming. Anything could happen…
Julia is contemplating an affair with ex-boyfriend Max after a chance meeting in the cereal aisle of the supermarket…and finding that he’s just as gorgeous as ever.
Miranda has got it all: expensive clothes, a huge house and her enormously wealthy husband, Doug. So why does she feel as if something is missing?
Faye is fed up of being treated like a child – she’s a teenager, and knows what she wants! She’s determined to escape her sleepy life at Primrose Cottage…
Three women, each with two options, needing to make one choice. When it comes to affairs of the heart, nothing is ever simple!
A perfect, feel-good read about love, life and family.
First Lines:
In her car, outside Primrose Cottage, Julia Blakelaw sucked in a deep breath and willed her heart to slow. Its worrying pace had continued the four miles home from the supermarket. Hopefully, though, she didn't look as guilty as she felt.

Faves on 4s:
14% - She doubted they would miss her much if she was no longer there. In fact, she doubted if anyone would care, or indeed notice, if she was no longer there.

34% - Miranda balked. Oh my God. Is that how her daughter now saw her? As some kind of bling queen? Someone with too much money and crass taste? But then again, maybe that's exactly what she'd become.

54% - He closed the door and rested his head against it. He was being ridiculous. What on earth would a girl like Natalia see in him? And why did he want her to see anything in him?

64% - The leather shorts and skimpy top certainly made her stand out and, rather worryingly, appear much nearer to twenty-five than seventeen. But Miranda wasn't going to waste time worrying about Faye Blakelaw. The girl seemed more than capable of looking after herself.

84% - Because this time she meant business. Serious business. This latest fiasco with Faye had galvanised her determination to do something different; something exciting; something completely reckless and utterly outrageous.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it great when you can start a series from the beginning? Enjoy! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog. I do love when the characters have to make difficult choices.