Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Review of Until We Collide by Charlotte Fallowfield

••*´¨`*•.• MY REVIEW •.•*´¨`*••

Until We Collide by Charlotte Fallowfield



Reviewed by Jane on behalf of Lush Reads Book Blog
4.5
Impeccably written.
Funny.
Adorable characters.
Sexy hero.

Right from the get go I was pulled into ‘Charlotte Fallowfield land’, a place where the story being told almost becomes a reality. Every time I read this lady’s work, I get lost in her writing, her ability to spin a yarn draws me in and I feel like I’m best friends with her characters. This lady never fails to amaze me.
When Charlotte told me she was writing a comedy romance, I was a little nervous because I have become so used to her other genre’s that usually involve steamy romance scenes. I started reading this book, and by chapter two I was completely hooked.
The story and the characters:
Paige… oh poor Paige. The girl is clumsy, some may say she’s a lost cause, but one thing is for certain, it’s never a dull day with her around. Paige wins the ‘unluckiest person alive award’. She’s just one of those people who, if you knew her in real life, you’d be best friends with her in a heartbeat. I absolutely adore her. One date with her crush and she’s smitten, but circumstances draw her away from him. Paige has a string of failed, laughable and hilarious relationships with men, all the while she hasn’t forgotten about her one true love.
Alec is our hero. He’s sexy, smart and driven and he won’t let anything stand in his way of chasing his dream career.
Through this journey we see Paige become a famous model and Alec is a photographer, they run into each other from time to time, both of them usually dating a loser of some description and they keep denying their feelings for each other. All I wanted to do while reading was climb into the pages, grab them both and bang their heads together.
The only criticism is that it was a little too much angst for my tastes.

Summary:
Above all else, Paige and Alec want nothing more than happiness for each other, even if situations come between them actually dating. A very brief date does turn into a solid friendship that most would be happy with, but Paige has fought with her feelings for Alec for years.
Comedy capers, endless ‘bad’ relationships and a wacky best friend make this book the stand out read for me this year so far.
Fantastic characters (not just the lead two), have made me fall in love with Charlotte’s writing even further.
This read is sexy, funny, cleverly written and had me glued.
P.S Look out for the Fulham Flasher, the cheating fire-fighter boyfriend which leads to mission revenge and Jean-Claude, Paiges’ boss and solid friend. There is also a funny has hell incident with fake tan and a fire.


Happy reading and stay lush

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