Title: The Time of My Life
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: William Morrow, April 2013
Source: Free for review from the Amazon Vine Program
Sexy Rating: 5 (behind closed doors)
Description from amazon.com:
Lucy Silchester keeps receiving this strange appointment card and sweeping its gold embossed envelope under the rug. Literally. She busies herself with a job she doesn’t like, helping out friends, fixing her car, feeding her cat, and devoting her time to her family’s dramas. But Lucy is about to find out that this is one appointment she can’t miss, when Life shows up at her door, in the form of a sloppy but determined man.
Life follows her everywhere – from the office, to the bar, and to her bedroom – and Lucy learns that some of the choices she has made and the stories she has told aren’t what they seem. Now her half-truths are about to be revealed, unless Lucy tells the truth about what really matters to her.
This premise sounded like a good one. Lucy’s Life is an actual physical entity. He has shown up to get Lucy out of her broken relationship, job loss, habitual lying funk. Of course Lucy balks at all of her Life’s attempts to set her on the straight and narrow. But I’m guessing that you can guess the outcome. Too predictable, too long (over 500pages) and way too boring.