I think author Lucy Keeling rocks for a number of reasons:
- She’s called Lucy.
- She writes witty romance.
- Her insta stories where she talks to her followers everyday from her car are fab! Check out Lucy’s instagram because this lady always makes me smile on a morning before I shuffle into work.
- Her debut novel which I am reviewing below is one of my best Romcom reads from 2019.
- She’s part of the UK RomChat team and loves a good tweet.
This book, Make It Up To You, will transport you into the world of make-up artist, Sophie Timney and online make-up tutorials.
I have two teenage daughters who are GLUED to watching makeup tutorials on YouTube and they make me watch them (in an attempt to teach me how to apply makeup. At forty something my makeup skills are sadly lacking and anything other than a quick finger dab in something sparkly is a challenge), so I could relate to this book.
Here’s the blurb:
What do mascara wands and gardening shears have in common?
Absolutely nothing! At least that’s what wannabe beauty influencer Sophie Timney thinks when her friend Polly suggests involving her brother Marcus in Sophie’s make-up tutorials. She needs more views, Marcus needs promotion for his gardening business – in Polly’s mind joining forces will help them both. Sophie isn’t so sure.
Because Marcus Bowman has a habit of getting under her skin in a way that no exfoliating face scrub ever could. But, as the views and comments on her videos begin creeping up, it becomes increasingly obvious that Sophie’s subscribers like Marcus, and what’s even worse is that Sophie might be starting to feel the same way…
Here’s my review:
When the story opens Sophie is having a bad day as she thinks she’s uploaded the wrong makeup advice video and she’s fretting because her followers are not increasing.
I really warmed to Sophie. She’s passionate about her makeup advice tutorials and will do whatever it takes to make it a success.
Her relationship with Marcus is funny. They bicker and argue whilst this gorgeous romance grows between them. Sophie thinks he’s cheeky, wonders what fake tan he’s using and gets frustrated when he makes a tea for himself. He enjoys winding her up, thinks she can be a bit of a diva and can’t stop thinking about a kiss they once shared.
This book gave me lovely warm tingles especially around Marcus ❤️ He is gorgeous and it really was a delightful read.
Lucy Keeling has written a fab novel about what happens when career paths and romantic urges are bound together. She’s thrown in some fab female relationships for good measure and drizzled over a good helping of love.
If you want to find out more check out this book here.
It is perfect with a cup of coffee and a pastry!
Tomorrow I will be back with a fantastic book cover reveal.
Watch this space!