Monday, 31 March 2014

Forever Fredless by Suzy Turner

What They Say:
Kate Robinson has spent the past two decades yearning to find her soul mate, the boy she found and then lost during a family holiday.

Shortly after her twenty-eighth birthday, however, she inherits a fortune from an old family friend and becomes something of an overnight celebrity. Can her new-found fame lead her to him after all this time?

What I Say:
I would like to thank Suzy for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

When we first meet Kate she is 12 years old at a kids disco on holiday, where she meets a boy.  In those few short seconds before she is pulled away by her dad to leave the holiday site, Kate falls for the boy, but never having spoken to him (Right Said Fred playing in the background).  She names him in her head as Fred.  The book makes you think, can you fall in love at first sight?  Do you ever truly forget your first love?

Years later, Kate has never met ‘Fred’ but she still thinks of him often and no man can ever compare to him….

We follow Kate as she inherits a fortune from an old family friend, we discover the difficulties that the new found fame brings and will she still be able to keep her feet on the ground, while still underneath she longs for ‘Fred’.

liked Kate as a character, not sure I would have still be longing for a boy after 16 years, but then again they say you can’t help who you fall in love with.  It also begs the question do you know instantly who your soul mate is?  I know as you get older you know instantly if you’re attracted to someone, is it in that instant look that you fall in love?  I’m not sure myself but I really hope it is true.

I loved all the characters in this book, Kate has a close knit circle of friends, even her boss Julieanne who is batty about cats. I loved Freddie and how he helped Kate accept her life.

A really fun book, I hope as in this book your dreams really can come true, you just need to believe.

5 out of 5 stars

About the Author

Suzy Turner has worked as a journalist, assistant editor, features editor and magazine editor. Early in 2010 however, she began writing full time and has since completed six books for young adults: The Raven Saga trilogy and The Morgan Sisters series.

Although Suzy is a Yorkshire lass at heart, she left her home town of Rotherham, UK, to move to Portugal with her family when she was ten. The Algarve continues to be her home, where she lives with Michael, her childhood sweetheart / husband of 15 years, their two neurotic dogs and a cat who thinks she's a princess.

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