I'm delighted to be sharing my review as part of the blog tour for Evie's Little Black Book by Hannah Pearl. First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
Is hunting down every man you’ve kissed the answer to finding Mr Right?
When Evie is invited to the wedding of the guy she’d fancied throughout her teens, it’s the final straw. What’s wrong with her and why can’t she keep a man?
In between consoling herself with ice cream and chocolate, and sobbing her heart out to her cousin Chamaine, Evie has a brainwave – and it all centres around her ‘little black book’ (well, more floral patterned notebook really) – which contains the details of every man she’s ever kissed or dated.
Perhaps the cure for her disastrous love life has been nestled within its pages all along …
Does Evie’s little black book really hold the answers, or will she learn that exes are exes for a reason?
The premise for this book definitely intrigued me after all is it really a good idea to go looking for your exes? Surely they are an ex for a reason! What follows is on the whole a wonderful light hearted look back at Evie's dating history but also a story that will give the reader a sense of nostalgia showing both the good parts and the bad.
The story flows really well and I enjoyed getting to know Evie, she is easy to relate to and I was willing her to find some happiness. I thought that the romance played out at a realistic pace but completely kept me invested in their story. It's safe to say that Evie goes on quite a journey and I loved how she actually ends up moving forward by looking to the past. There is a lovely balance of lighter and fun moments that contrast well with the more deeper issues.
Both fun and heartwarming with a beautiful message. Evie's Little Black Book was a delight to read!
Four stars from me!
With thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for my copy via Netgalley.
Hannah Pearl was born in East London. She is married with two children and now lives in Cambridge.
She has previously worked as a Criminology researcher at a university in Leicester, as a Development Worker with various charities and even pulled a few pints in her time.
In 2015 she was struck down by Labrynthitis, which left her feeling dizzy and virtually housebound. She has since been diagnosed with ME. Reading has allowed Hannah to escape from the reality of feeling ill. She read upwards of three hundred books during the first year of her illness. When her burgeoning ereader addiction grew to be too expensive, she decided to have a go at writing. In 2017 she won Simon and Schuster’s Books and the City #heatseeker short story competition, in partnership with Heat magazine, for her short story The Last Good Day.
Hannah is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.
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