Monday, 10 June 2013

A Passionate Love Affair With a Total Stranger * Lucy Robinson


A Passionate Love Affair With a Total Stranger by Lucy Robinson

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 mop 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?
Charlotte Lambert is a workaholic, she aims and thrives achievement in her busy and scheduled life. Weather it be for her family or friends, but most of all it's for her high standard, high paying job at Salutech. Being the director of communications is the love of Charley's life at the moment, she has a job that she loves and can't thing of anything else she would want to do.
Other than be the lover for John McAllister. Her strong, dark, handsome and downright dirty boss. Who she's been in a love tiff with for nearly seven years. And not to mention the 'man of her dreams'.

Then it all goes down hill, literally, as Charely soon wakes up in hospital with a broken leg in three different places and a broken pelvis to go with it. Panicking about her job, Charley tries to force John to let he carry on working. But he is having none of it and soon requests Margret to take care of things. Much to Charley's horror.

Sam Bowes on the other hand is Charley's best friend, and also her flat mate, her smelly, childlike, womanising flat mate. He was the kind who sulked off to his bedroom with a bag of bread and a jar of Nutella and would stay there for hours. But she loved him none the less.

Following boredom taking over herself and a recent read in the newspaper, Charley sets out to make a new business, First Date Aid. Her very own dating site, which soon becomes famous for a couple called Shelly and William. Here's how it went, Charley was a ghost writer, helping other people find love and time to write to there chosen men.

Though when she teams up to work for and with Shelly Cartwright, a busy, bossy business woman like herself. Lambert soon realises who she's become and doesn't like it. Slowly falling in love with Shelly's chosen man. Charley starts to worry as she spirals into a loving tiff with William. Who happens to be some one she is quite close too. But doesn't know it yet.

Soon First Date Aid kicks up a storm in many peoples lives, including Charley, Sam and even her best friend Hailey's. Spreading the love is harder than it looks, especially if you the one behind it all, trying to sort everyone else's relationships out, and your own at the same time.

Follow Charley Lambert, as she falls in love over emails from a stranger, has fall outs with her best friend's, romps with her boss and a love for her family that make the whole book magical.

A Passionate Love Affair With a Total Stranger by Lucy Robinson is a wonderful book. I know I say this often about books that I like, but this has got to be now one of my favourites books, one that I will read over and over again. It's hilarious and I laughed out loud so much, I felt I could relate to this book quite a lot, not with the whole loving you're boss part, But the part in which falling in love with a friend.

Her relationship with Sam is a lot like mine (With my boyfriend Sam, who was my best Friend before) and it was just a lovely and pleasant read. It made me giggle and smile so much, her grandmother, granny Helen reminded me of my own nanan which I loved even more.

I love books that I can relate to and this is one of them, the book is well written and I love the story line, it made me giggle, laugh, smile, grin and was also really shocked to some degree in some parts.
This book is a real pager turner with some great twists in, I will definitely be reading more of Lucy Robinson's stuff when it comes out.

All in all it's a great read which you can really relate too. With some laugh out loud hurmor, tales of friendship and family and even some saucy bits.

I will give this book 10 out 0f 10

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