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The Last Book I Read – Pear Shaped by Stella Newman


My new Kindle is fast becoming filled with delights, and one of the more recent additions is this chick-lit masterpiece. It has all the elements of a classic girl-story. A likeable heroine, a romantic liaison, a bit of angst, and so many descriptions of food that it made me feel hungry just reading it.

If you’re a foodie who loved David Nicholls’s One Day or sometimes likes to belt out the lyrics to Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black then you’ll love this book.

Our heroine, Sophie, is a pudding taster. She walks into a bar one night, and her life changes. She meets James, a charismatic, elusive, rich older man with a model for an ex. They share a love of eating and drinking slightly too much and then having a little lie down, and he ticks every one of her boxes despite being older than her usual boyfriend…but Sophie’s instinct tells her James is too good to be true – and he is.

I read this one in one sitting, and really loved it. The characters are believable, the story lively and readable and it keeps you guessing right to the end. Is there a happy ending? Well that would be telling…

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This entry was posted on March 16, 2012 by in Chatty, Ladies Time Out, Reviews and tagged , , , , .
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