October 27, 2020

Love Your Life

"The End, I type carefully, and feel a knot of tension unravel deep within me." ~ 85%

Ditch the dating app and go on a writer's retreat! This is what Ava decides since she believes in feelings, not algorithms and filters. After a dating app debacle, she escapes to coastal Italy to finish writing the novel she dreams about. At the retreat she meets a man nicknamed "Dutch" and the two begin a whirlwind love affair. But when they return to London, both realize their real lives are way different. Not compatible at all! They love each other but not each other's lives.

"Life, huh? It's a shitshow." ~ 98%

I'm not over Sophie Kinsella. I'm really not over Sophie Kinsella. I am not over Sophie Kinsella. 

Her writing is often funny, heartwarming and light. Usually chick lit fiction helps me to escape reality. What better form of entertainment than a cute British read, right? But with a global pandemic and racial unrest surrounding me, it seemed too cute. It certainly did not help that the main character was unlikable throughout. There are times the novel jumps months and no kind of character growth is shown. You'd think I could relate to a single woman opting for a writer's retreat...but nope. 

I only finished reading on the strength of my being a Sophie Kinsella fan, having read all of her works and will continue to do so. Either bad timing or my own state of mind, Love Your Life was just okay overall. Nevertheless, if you can separate reality from fiction enough to lose yourself in a cute romance, Love Your Life is it!

Happy Pub Day to the Sophie Kinsella! Love Your Life is now available.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was received directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: Love Your Life
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Published: October 2020
Pages: 432
Edition: Galley
Rating: 🖤 🖤

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