Welcome!! This is our stop on this Blog Blitz Tour for LITTLE WHITE LIES AND BUTTERFLIES by Suzie Tullett.
I would firstly like to say a rather big thank you to the amazing Sarah Hardy, Bombshell Books and Suzie Tullett who gifted me an early copy of LITTLE WHITE LIES AND BUTTERFLIES. I am forever grateful and promise that the review below is 100% honest and of my own views.
To kick off, we have the “blurb” for the book;
Lydia 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 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. Now nearly thirty and still single, Lydia wonders if she’d made the right choice.
Realising the time has come to take stock, she goes against her family’s wishes and goes travelling in the hope of finding a new direction. At least that’s the plan.
So when Sam comes along, she decides to tell a little white lie, re-inventing herself as a professional chef – not exactly the best new identity for a woman who can’t cook. But the truth can’t stay hidden for long and when her family show up unexpectedly things go from bad to worse…
Can Lydia find love? Will she ever learn to cook?
Little White Lies and Butterflies is a heart-warming comedy about finding your place in the world.
So, you want to know what I think?
Once I picked up this book it was very difficult to put down. I found myself so engrossed in Lydia’s crazy life that I completely lost all track of time.
Lydia is on the hunt for the perfect man and the perfect life. She has a list of things that this “perfect man” must have in order for her to find the happiness she craves. After yet another disastous date she finds herself trying to escape from it by going on a trip to a Greek island however what Lydia doesn’t expect to find is a family of lovable greeks who welcome her with open arms and a climber that annoys the hell out of her.
The thing that I loved most about this book is that Lydia sets out on this adventure thinking that life should be one way and finishes realising that perfect is not always what you expect. She not only discovers a lot about herself but also about her family who love her unconditionally and show her aspects of themselves that Lydia doesn’t realise they posess. I feel that Lydia really uncovers just what family means in both her own family and that of others.
I also loved the chapter headings. They were all so cute and made me smile.
The only thing I disliked about this story is that is was predictable. It definitely didn’t take the enjoyment out of it for me but I feel that it would have been nice to have a few surprises thrown in.
Overall this was an enjoyable, easy read that is hard to put down and easy to read in one sitting.
About SUZIE TULLETT;
Suzie Tullett is an author of contemporary humorous fiction and romantic comedy. She has a Masters Degree in Television & Radio Scriptwriting and worked as a scriptwriter before becoming a full-time novelist. Her motto is to ‘live, laugh, love’ and when she’s not busy creating her own literary masterpieces, she usually has her head in someone else’s.
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