Friday, 27 June 2014

Love, Lies and Lemon Cake by Sue Watson

What They Say:

Faye Dobson has lost her sparkle. Married for longer than she cares to remember, she feels life is passing her by and no-one sees her anymore. She dreams of being whisked to Paris for dinner, making three wishes at the Trevi fountain and having sex under the stars.  But the wrinkles are increasing, her husband’s passion is for plumbing, and the nearest she’ll get to Rome is a take-away pizza.

So when Faye meets Dan the gorgeous Australian surfer guy working in the local deli she can’t help but wonder what life on the other side of the world might be like. He is blonde, tanned, ten years younger and bakes the most amazing lemon cake. Unlike her husband Dan actually listens to Faye his smile makes her feel fizzy inside, and when he smiles… But is she being silly? What would someone like him see in someone like her? Even if he did have feelings for her, could she give everything up to be with him?  And just what is the secret ingredient in Dan’s delicious lemon cake?

A bittersweet comedy about taking your life back before it’s too late.

What I Say:

I would like to thank Bookouture, Kim Nash and Sue Watson for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

We meet Faye as she is struggling living with a husband that doesn't pay her any attention and she is regretting not living her dreams when she was younger.

Finding her rucksack and an old postcard makes her take the bull by the horns, she decides to tell Craig their marriage is over and move out.

Faye is frightened with what the future will bring but elated at the same time, I instantly took to Faye, being a Leo myself I saw so much in her that is me it's uncanny.  The self doubt but sometimes the flirty confidence.  Running away with a conversation and talking for the sake of it.  

I really enjoyed this books because Faye wasn't a twenty something bored with life, Sue made Faye's character so realistic for someone just in her forties an unhappy with life.  Don't get me wrong this isn't a sad tale of someone who has left it too late to make a change in her life. This is a wonderful story of someone finding what she what in life with the help of her friends, lemon cake, a hot Aussie man and a Vajazzle (you need to read it to see what I mean).

It really is a light hearted fun take on life of a fortysomething, some people have tattoos at forty (me), some realise they have been with the wrong man for far too long and then find Mr right is just around the corner, some stay with the same man but at the end of the day life really is too short and instead of a bucket list, shouldn't we all have a living list (going to create mine).

I can't go without mentioning Dan, he made Faye go weak at the knees but was also fun and firty, with an Aussie accent, swit swoo.

I'm off now to get another tattoo, travel the world and get a Vajazzle, I really loved this story and look forward to reading more of Sue's books.

5 out of 5 beautiful fun stars

About The Author

Sue Watson was a TV Producer with the BBC who combined motherhood and family life with a busy career. However, one day it dawned on Sue that Cosmo magazine may have been telling porkies about 'having it all,' and her life had become a slightly crazed juggling act. 

So after much soul searching (and comfort eating) Sue abandoned her TV career, bought a pink laptop and wrote a novel. 'Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes,' tells the story of Stella Weston, whose life is a constant struggle with a nasty boss at work, the weighing scales and being a mum, wife and daughter. 

Originally from Manchester, Sue now lives with her husband and teenage daughter in Worcestershire. When she's not toiling over her latest novel, Sue bakes (and eats) cake and enjoys very large tubs of Caramel Chew Chew ice cream all to herself while watching 'The Biggest Loser USA.' 

Sue's second book, 'Younger, Thinner, Blonder' was released in October (2013) and her third book 'Love, Lies and Lemon Cake' is released on June 27th 2014.

Follow Sue on Twitter @suewatsonwriter

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Check out the first chapter here:

1 comment:

  1. I loved this book! The life list is amazing and I really liked all the fun things that were on it.