Saturday, 24 February 2018

A Year of New Adventures by Maddie Please @MaddiePlease1 #BlogTour @AvonBooksUK #Review

Thank you for stopping by it's my stop on the blog tour for A Year of New Adventures by Maddie Please. I'm delighted to be sharing my review but first of all let's take a look at the description for the book...

It’s time for Billie Summers to have an adventure … but it might not be exactly what she expected.

Billie Summers has always been quite content in her little cottage in the Cotswolds, sure half the house hasn’t been renovated, but what’s the point when it’s only her! Working part-time at her uncle’s bookshop and planning 3-4 writer retreats with her best friend allows her to pay the bills. What more could anyone want?

That is until Oliver Forest, the bad boy of the book world, turns up to one of her retreats and points out that Billie hasn’t done anything very adventurous. Couple that with her best friend falling head over heels and beginning to drift away from their Friday night wine and dinner plans, Billie is starting to wonder if it isn’t time she take control of her life.

So she starts a list: get fitted (properly) for a bra, fix up rest of house, find a ‘career’ and well, get a tattoo … Her life might just get the makeover it needs, too bad irritating and far-too-attractive for his own good, Oliver keeps showing up …

Because sometimes you need an adventure!

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I really enjoyed the premise for this story and I loved going on this adventure with Billie as she spends a year trying various new things and hoping to get her life back on track. I loved the interactions between Billie and Oliver, it was so entertaining to see even if Billie ended up infuriated by Oliver. Billie was just so likeable, she was down to earth and I found myself nodding along with her as well as smiling away to myself.

The story moved along at a lovely pace and I found myself completely pulled into Billie's life, along with the way she picks herself up and begins her new career. This gave the book a fresh feel as we are introduced to a range of minor characters who all brought something to the story. Oliver was a bit of a mystery to start with and I did think to myself that there has to be more to this rude, blunt and brooding man. Well as the story progresses you get to see each layer of his personality revealed. Billie is a force of nature and I loved how she started to stand up for herself and take no prisoners. Romance does feature in the story but Billie's journey stands out, making me smile all the way through.

A wonderful story about taking chances, making a life for yourself by doing something that you enjoy and of course love!

Four stars from me!

With thanks to Sabah at Avon for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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