Awesome, awesome, awesome! I’m a huge fan of the classics and even more so when they’re reworked into modern day! This if you will, is a modern day version of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.
Based around our main character Annie, a downtrodden accountant who’s family treat her like a skivvy, she has deep aspirations for more from life. She longs to be a producer so when oppurtunity knocks, Annie runs…only to find herself face to face with ex boyfriend and now Hollywood film star Austen Wentworth. As always there will be no spoilers in my review, just know that its an enjoyable journey watching Annie come out from behind the shadows of her family members. I finished it less than a day, ALWAYS a sign of a good book! It flowed well, the characters were easy to get to grips with, some likeable, some you wanted to slap! Obviously true to real life!
“For Annie it was as if in that brief instant there were two Austens in the room. There was the younger less polished boyish man who’d loved her all that time ago and then this older, harder, hewn man. And then the two images clipped together, became congruent. As if the older had swallowed the younger”
For fans of Paige Toon, Sophie Kinsella and Lindsey Kelk, this will most definitely be your thing! A perfect and well timed holiday read!