Olive Brewster is a scaredy cat. She doesn't do new or risky. She’s happy enough with her job at the local market, it’s cool that she has no boyfriend to fret over, she even likes that she still lives in her childhood home. No drama, no fuss, no problems. Everything is fine. Super duper fine.
Except … Olive's best friend in the world, Birdie, is dying.
Birdie has one final wish. She wants to track down her first love, Chuck, and because she's stuck in the hospital she needs Olive's help to do it. But there’s a teeny problem: Chuck is somewhere in New York and Olive has never even left her home town, let alone roamed the crazy streets of Manhattan.
As if the big city isn't scary enough, Olive has to contend with Seth, a cocky comedy TV writer who thinks she’s a joke; Anders, a bored socialite who’s taken a shine to her; and the fact that no matter how hard she tries to track down Chuck, he doesn't seem to want to be found.
Can Olive learn to overcome her fears, abandon her old safe routine and fulfil her best friend’s last wish? It's going to take extra bravery, one badass attitude and a whole lot of big sexy love to make this happen …
I have seen quite a few reviews for this book and each person really enjoyed it so I thought I would see for myself. So off I went to Amazon and found that I could read for free as a Prime member. So what did I think...
I don't really know where to start other than to say that this is a brilliant book that has so many wonderfully funny one liners that I didn't dare eat or drink for fear of laughing out loud! Olive is a character who I got really attached to, she made me giggle and smile so much that my husband wondered what I was reading. She was such an endearing character who experiences so many new things from airport troubles to hair disasters and pretty much everything else you can think of. The pacing of the story is pretty good and in no time at all I was nearing the end.
At the heart of the story is love and there is a pretty emotional side to this story that definitely pulled at my heart strings. However it is also a perfectly balanced story so one minute I could be crying and the next minute laughing at whatever scrape Olive found herself in next. I really felt a part of this story which I know sounds kind of strange but that is how easily this story grabbed hold of me.
A whirlwind of fun, love and adventure - I loved it!
Five stars from me!