Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The Story of Us by Ellen Faith

What They Say

Alexandra Jones has a pretty peachy life. A gorgeous, stinking rich fiancé, her sleazy boss is retiring which means an imminent promotion in a job she loves, and she gets her best friends Jimmy Choos when she dies. Although she would prefer her best friend to stick around as long as possible. Obviously.

But when a blast from the past turns up on her doorstep just as her world turns upside down, she decides to take her best friend, Rosie, up on her offer of a ten day break in San Francisco. Whilst Rosie works on a fashion shoot and Alexandra becomes well acquainted with the photographer’s brother, it becomes clear that this trip is one that will change their lives forever.

What I Say:
I picked this book up when I signed up for the blog tour for Home for the Holidays. All I can say is why has no one recommended it to me before now.
When we first meet Lexi she has everything (apart from a lie in on her first weekend off), she has a fiancé, a wonderful career and a fabulous house.  This all comes crashing down around her ears first of all first love Luke turns up at her house he is the builder hired to by Walker, Lexi's fiancé to buil the extension.  Then Lexi doesn't get the promotion she deserves because her boss is an arse, I laughed out loud when she punches him.  Finally after all this Lexi arrives home to find Walker having sex with his secretary in her shower.
Luke is Lexi's Knight in Shinning Armour and gets her out of there but this is soured when they go to a cafe and Luke's girlfriend turns up.
Lexi ends up at her best friends Rosie and Jason's, they go to collect her things with a few donations to charity along the way, put it this way I wouldn't want to cross Rosie by hurting any of her friends.
Rosie is going working in San Franaisco for ten days and persaudes Lexi to go along with her.  I love both Lexi and Rosie and think Rosie is so funny.  I loved Ryan and his brother James, they are hot.  I was always routing for Ryan even when Luke tried to throw a spanner in the works.  I'm so glad Walker got his commuppance, her never deserved Lexi, she was always far too nice for him.  Luke I might of loved originally by he'd had his chances and threw it all away. 
Once in San Francisco, Ellen's writing really describes the city and I could picture the city with each place she writes about. I also loved Ryan from the onset even if Lexi didn't.  
This is a beautiful story of friendship and finding love when you least expect it.  I couldn't wait to start Home for the Holidays once I had finished this.

About The Author

Ellen lives in the wonderful county of Yorkshire, England where she spends most of her time baking, eating, baking, and eating. Occasionally she does leave the house to go to the cinema or do some food shopping though. After spending years with an overactive imagination, she decided to put all the magic in her head to some good use and put finger to laptop where The Story of Us was born and became her debut novel. She loves to travel, her favourite destinations so far have all been in America, hence the love of all things, and all people, American. The food rocks pretty hard too, she ate until her jeans begged her to stop whilst she was there. True fact. Aside from daydreaming and eating, Ellen is a sucker for a lolcat, penguins and monkeys - she has never claimed to be normal.

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  1. This is good to know, I have the book on my kindle and it sounds great!

    1. It's great Suus, you will love it, thanks for reading my review xx

  2. So glad you enjoyed it, Jo! Ellen will be thrilled, and I have to say, I absolutely adored it, too! Her characters are just fab! And of course, as always, brill review xxx

    1. Thanks Becca, great characters in this book xx

    2. Have you read Home for the Holidays yet? xxx