When I saw readers referring to themselves as Kelkoholics, I knew I had to experience a Lindsey Kelk novel for myself. I love being a fan of someone fabulous and also a fan of someone who originates from the North of England (Lindsey was brought up in Doncaster and I was raised in Leeds).
Okay so I would now like to announce that I am on my way to becoming a Kelkoholic. *squeal* I am one book down (One in a Million) and have just ordered my next Lindsey Kelk. The term Kelkoholic suggests multiple books but it won’t be long before I am getting my t-shirt printed.
Praise to this author who took away all my ‘OMG – she’s such a queen at romantic fiction, I could never write like her,’ and ‘why wasn’t I born in Doncaster?’ thoughts and even made me forget I was a book blogger. By halfway I had stopped writing notes and was GLUED to what was happening in the life of Annie Higgins.
This is a cracking tale and I LOVE a heroine who aggressively dunks a biscuit and who, before starting her own business, on bad days, would phone in sick and take to her settee with a Terry’s Chocolate Orange and watch an entire season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Firstly, as a professional biscuit dunker myself, I would like to thank Lindsey Kelk for acknowledging different types of dunking. In my experience you don’t just dunk a biscuit. There are a multitude of dunking techniques, from casual dunking to sexy dunking (maintain eye contact with loved one and dunk in a sensual manner). I am a big fan of aggressive dunking and find it is a useful stress busting technique in situations of high irritation.
Secondly, who doesn’t like shoving Terry’s Chocolate Orange segments into their mouth while lying on the sofa and watching RuPaul?
Anyway, let’s have a look at the blurb.
Everyone wants that special someone….
Annie Higgins has given up on love: she’s too busy trying to get her tiny business off the ground. Infuriated by the advertising agency across the hall making fun of her job, Annie accepts their crazy challenge – to make a random stranger Instagram-famous in just thirty days.
And even when they choose Dr Samuel Page PhD, historian and hater of social media, as her target, Annie’s determined to win the bet – whether Sam likes it or not.
But getting to know Sam means getting to know more about herself. And before the thirty days are out, Annie has to make a decision about what’s really important…
Funny, real and heart-meltingly romantic, Annie and Sam’s story is My Fair Lady for the social media age – and the perfect feel-good read.
Here’s my review:
This is a really fun read. I loved stepping into the shoes of Annie Higgins, a 30-something social media director who has to overhaul the image of grumpy, emotionally absent, not very social media skilled and lacking in personal grooming, Dr Samuel Page.
I loved Annie so much, her fledgling business challenges, how she had withered away in her last job before starting her own business, her dependency on social media, the banter she has with Miranda, Martin, Charlie, Brian and I loved how she never felt down on her luck.
Dr Samuel Page PHD – OMG I fell in love with you, your love of Britney Spears, your cooking, your airbed on the floor, how you work in your office in your pants and your love of cats.
Miranda – as Annie’s business partner – you are hilarious!
The standouts for me were the quirky and relatable characters, Lindsey Kelk’s humour and this quote:
Every once in a while, the universe steps up and, for a single day, everything in your life is amazing.
I love a book which blocks out everything else around you and takes over your life for a few days!
Hope you enjoyed my review.
Take care out there – biscuit dunkers!