Title: A Passionate Love Affair With a Total Stranger
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Chick-Lit
Author: Lucy Robinson
Publisher: Notting Hill Press
Source: Purchase, Kindle $3.99
Sexy Rating: 4
Description from Amazon.com:
Charley Lambert has worked hard at creating a perfect life. She has an aspirational flat, a job of international significance and a very good pair of legs, thanks to a rigorous health and fitness regime. Best of all, her boss has asked her out after seven years’ hard flirting and a covert fumble in a cleaning cupboard. Then she breaks her leg in three places, watches her boss propose to someone else and – horror – is forced to hand over her job to her nasty deputy. Charley, a certified workaholic, fears that she will go mad. Dangerously bored, she starts helping people who are talentless at internet dating. Then William arrives in her inbox and rocks her world. Helpless, she watches herself fall in love with him and discovers she’s not who she thought she was. But can she turn her back on her old life – all for a total stranger?
This is Chick-Lit the way it should always be written; funny, sweet, angst-ridden, character driven and full of romance. I read this over 400 page book in one day. I could not put it down. I became so entwined in the lives of Charley, John, Sam, Hailey and the Lambert family that I had to stay up all night to see them safely to the end of the book. All but one made it that far. Take this one along on your August vacation for an entertaining beach read.
It is set in England, written by a British author, so there is a plethora of British Slang, or as my Oxford English Dictionary calls most of it “vulgar British slang”. So you don’t have to run to the dictionary here is a brief list:
Slapper– A promiscuous woman
Muff– A woman’s genitals
Fitties-( I couldn’t find a definition of this anywhere.)
Slag– A Promiscuous woman
Wanker– A contemptible person
Buggered– Extremely tired
Skive– Avoid work or duty by staying away or leaving early.
Pash– A brief infatuation.
(Let’s not hold it against the author for that truly awful book cover. Inside is what really counts.)