“Lydia Parker can’t wait to leave the quiet little village she grew up in and get to uni, but when she lands herself in trouble during her final year she ends up back at home, living with her parents, aged 24.
With her old friends trying to force her back into village life and settle down there, Lydia soon meets a slightly older man and ends up dating him… only to find out he is the father of the boy she had a crush on all through school.
Lydia has to contend with dating a man twice her age and having feelings for his son, as well as not having a job and living with her crazy parents, who have their own drama going on.”
I got this eBook when it was available as a free download from Amazon (current price 77p). I have read and enjoyed other books by this author (reviews here) so I was looking forward to getting started.
Straight away the witty writing style pulled me in, 24-year-old Lydia had unfortunately been forced to move back in with her parents and it was clear that they were driving her crazy with smiley face toast and their not so comforting words. Her family was a great source of amusement for me though, each member of the family had something about them that made me laugh.
Lydia’s foul-mouthed friends were another favourite of mine, they were keen to help Lydia move on with her life but their tactics were sometimes questionable. I found all of the characters very easy to visualise thanks to the clear descriptions and fun dialogue.
The complicated relationship between Lydia and father/son was highly entertaining for me, I haven’t read anything like that before so it was a refreshing change of subject. I was intrigued to see where the triangle would lead and have to admit that there were quite a few surprises along the way!
There were so many laugh out loud moments and family dramas that kept me flipping the pages, it was such an addictive read that I just couldn’t put it down and ended up finishing it in the early hours of the morning.
This was a funny book that entertained me throughout, I look forward to more from this author.
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