A Round-up of Chicklit Mini Reviews

Author: Nichole Chase
Series: Suddenly #1
Genre: Chick Lit
Page Length: 464 Pages
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2013
Publisher: Avon
Source: Purchased via iBooks
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Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working toward a master’s degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it’s to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed.

Alex D’Lynsal is trying to keep his name clean. As crown prince of Lilaria, he’s had his share of scandalous headlines, but the latest pictures have sent him packing to America and forced him to swear off women—especially women in the public eye. That is, until he meets Samantha Rousseau. She’s stubborn, feisty, and incredibly sexy. Not to mention heiress to an estate in his country, which makes her everyone’s front-page news.

While Sam tries to navigate the new world of politics and wealth, she will also have to dodge her growing feelings for Alex. Giving in to them means more than just falling in love; it would mean accepting the weight of an entire country on her shoulders.
After reading The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, I was searching for another book that would fill the void in my heart left by that book. I hoped this book would quench my thirst, but it was a letdown. If I had read Suddenly Royal first I would have enjoyed it a lot more.

I loved the premise of this book, and it was lots of fun in places. The writing made me cringe so much though, and some of the things that happened were even more unrealistic than the plot in the first part. The characters were fun and interesting. This book was missing some spark to it though. The romance was a bit rushed and just not as great as I'd hoped. It was adorable though and kept me interested throughout!

Author: Sophie Page
Genre: Chick Lit
Page Length: 390 Pages
Publication Date: March 28th, 2011
Publisher: Arrow
Source: Purchased via iBooks
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Can an ordinary girl survive preparations for her very own Royal Wedding?

Bella Greenwood isn't a fairytale girl. If pushed, she'd probably tell you that her perfect wedding would involve a handful of close friends and family. But as she's never met anyone she'd like to marry, it is a moot point. Until, in a midnight garden, Bella is helped out of an embarrassing situation by a tall, dark, handsome man with laughing eyes. Suddenly her life changes for ever, because the man is the world's most eligible bachelor—Prince Richard, heir to the throne. Richard sweeps her off her feet, and before she knows, it they're engaged—which is when Bella's problems really begin. Suddenly she is public property, and as if it isn't enough to have her every move watched—while also learning to curtsy and negotiating the etiquette of how to address her future mother-in-law—she soon finds herself embroiled in bridesmaid politics, a royal hen night, and a wedding dress controversy that causes a national scandal.
The writing in this book is not so good put simply. The characters are all pretty stiff as is the storyline. The romance is bland, and they basically just keep fighting and then making up and fighting again. I kept picking up and putting down this book; I could only read it in small doses before I got bored or annoyed. As silly and unrealistic as this premise is, the plot becomes more and more unbelievable (I know, you didn't think that was possibly but it is). This one was kind of dreadful... 

Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Chick Lit
Page Length: 400 Pages
Publication Date: April 25th, 2006
Publisher: Dial Press
Source: Borrowed via library
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Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership.

Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer–and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope–and finds love–is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake.

But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does…will she want it back?
Everyone kept telling me that Sophie Kinsella's books are hilarious and such fun. I cracked open this book hoping to read a chapter or two before breakfast, and I ended up reading the day away. This book was so absorbing and hilarious and fun and funny!! I wish I could read it again for the first time. There were plot twists and hilarious moments and just overall great themes and good vibes. The characters were likable and although the plot was silly to start, it actually grew into a realistic portrayal with great themes. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this one! 
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1 comment:

  1. It's really disappointing to hear that you didn't like Suddenly Royal or To Marry a Prince. They both sound so good and have lovely covers but I can't stand books that are annoying and don't make sense. I'll probably pass even though those covers are so pretty :D Lovely reviews, Rachel!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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