Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Review: How To Find Your (First) Husband by Rosie Blake

Author: Rosie Blake
Genre: Romantic Fiction
Format: Paperback
Page Length: 400 Pages
Source: From the publishers
Publishers: Corvus Books
Publication Date: June 17th, 2016
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Isobel Graves moved to LA determined to be the Next Big Thing. Instead, she is dressed as a giant prawn handing out fliers promoting a fish market. Rather than attending glamorous parties and dating exciting men, her evenings consist of watching box sets with her sort-of boyfriend, whose idea of romance is a late-night drunken text.
Where did it all go wrong?
When Isobel catches sight of Andrew Parker, her childhood sweetheart, in the background of a TV news story she feels it's a sign. If she'd stuck with Andrew everything would have turned out better. Now she just needs to find him...
Join Isobel as she travels from LA to Devon and to a remote Malaysian island in search of true love.
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Thanks Corvus Books and Rosie Blake for the review copy.

Rosie Blake is back! In her latest book, HOW TO FIND YOUR (FIRST) HUSBAND, she delights the readers with the summer adventures, travelling, beach, sunsets, parties, and romance. This fast-paced, funny, and exciting book makes a perfect summer read. 

Isobel Graves always dreamt about getting married to her 'school' sweetheart, Andrew Parker. When Andrew went away with mom during the vacation, Iz's heart was broken and never thought she could meet him again. After years, the grown-up Isobel sees the young Andrew on TV and is all set to go in search of him. From LA to England, and from there to Malaysia; Isobel is on a mission to find Andrew and to get hitched to him.

Rosie Blake has penned a fabulous and enjoyable love story in HOW TO FIND YOUR (FIRST) HUSBAND. Her writing is fluid and engaging as usual, with a generous amount of humour and witty incidents. I occasionally found myself giggling and smiling, while perusing.

The plot is brilliant and realistic too. Saying that, I was a tidbit sceptical about the story at the beginning; felt the storyline needed more details, as the LA part didn't conjure up any feeling in my mind. But once Isobel was back in England and then in Malaysia, I was also being a part of her adventurous and exciting trips. I became more and more excited and interested, as the pages turned by and finished the story in no time. 

Iz is travelling here and there in search of Andrew, whom she loves. Rosie Blake has added Isobel's school time journal entries at the end of each chapter, it tells how crazy, she is still about him and makes the story interesting to see how she would win him again. The ending is a tad predictable, yet a pleasing one.

Isobel and Mel's friendship was amazing. I enjoyed their perk-me-up conversations and dancing, and also when Mel showed up in Tioman Island, I was really happy. Dex is also likeable, and so were Duncan and Liz. Zeb appeared as an oh-so-perfect character to me. All in all, this is an entertaining book. You can read it anywhere and anytime; be it on the beach, by the poolside, on vacation, while travelling or even on a rainy day (like I did).

HOW TO FIND YOUR (FIRST) HUSBAND. Inscribe that title in your mind, and make sure to grab it in this summer if you love Romantic Fictions. You won't regret it!

Happy Reading!
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