Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Probably the Best Kiss in the World - Pernille Hughes (Blog Tour)

Date of Reading: 12/05/2019
Author: Pernille Hughes
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Publication Date: April 12, 2019
Source: NetGalley
My Rating: 4/5

(This review is part of the blog tour organised by Rachel's Random Resources)

About the book:

Jen Attison likes her life Just So. But being fished out of a canal in Copenhagen by her knickers is definitely NOT on her to do list.

From cinnamon swirls to a spontaneous night of laughter and fireworks, Jen’s city break with the girls takes a turn for the unexpected because of her gorgeous, mystery rescuer.

Back home, Jen faces a choice. A surprise proposal from her boyfriend, ‘boring’ Robert has offered Jen the safety net she always thought she wanted. But with the memories of her Danish adventure proving hard to forget, maybe it’s time for Jen to stop listening to her head and start following her heart…

A fabulously feel-good rom-com that will make you laugh till you cry and fall in love with the romance! This is a must read if you love romantic comedies by Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk or Mhairi McFarlane!

My Review:

       It would probably have been the best book if it is not for the hugely annoying heroine. Yes, I am being harsh. There is no rule which says that the protagonist needs to be perfect. But being narrow-minded, I found her a constant eyesore in an otherwise perfect book. Overprotectiveness, stupidity, pure judgement of character -- Jen Attison can be summarised this way. I am not saying that my moral compass is pointed exactly to north, but betraying your fiance is a mistake in bold letters in my book. That was wrong to both men. 
        So, of course, I wanted to wrangle her neck . . . until the last chapter. The author has wrapped it up unexpectedly well with Jen realising her mistakes and giving room to others that it was hard to stay angry on her. What a perfect ending! Not only for the protagonist but to everyone involved. As far as rom-coms go, this is one of the best.
       Oh! I am almost carried away by my ranting. Let's have a look at the premise. Our Jen is a brewer, a unique one for a woman. This has been new territory for me and I enjoyed all the talks on beer and brewing. Then there is Lydia, the physically challenged sister. If it is not for her, I would have thought that the story is anti-feministic. She is an inspiration to all to take life by its horns. I am sure you must have earned multitudes of fans by now and I am counting myself as one among them.
      Altogether, a delectably put together feast for all book lovers. Highly recommended!

Meet the author:

Pernille Hughes is a RomCom author and mum, whose debut novel was SWEATPANTS AT TIFFANIE'S, soon to be followed by PROBABLY THE BEST KISS IN THE WORLD (April 2019). Previously her writing has been printed in The Sunday Times and the fabulous SUNLOUNGER summer anthologies. Find out about her new books at www.pernillehughes.com Pernille (pronounced Pernilla) studied Film & Literature at uni and took her first job in advertising, having been lured by the temptation of freebies, but left when Status Quo tickets were as good as it got. After a brief spell marketing Natural History films, she switched to working in Children's television which for a time meant living in actual Teletubbyland, sharing a photocopier with Laa-Laa. Now, she lives in actual Buckinghamshire, sharing a photocopier with her husband and their four spawn. While the kids are at school she scoffs cake and writes Rom-Com stories in order to maintain a shred of sanity.


6 comments:

  1. So pleased you recommend the book Finitha! Thanks for coming on the blog and for taking the time to read and review. Xx

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  2. Your rants are entertaining ;)

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  3. Great review! I'm sorry the main character was annoying. I hate it when that happens.

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  4. Great review. I like the sound of this book.

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  5. Great review. I've looked at this book a few times but my TBR list is so big I didn't want to add another to the list just yet. Great review

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