Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Dear Darling by Ellen Faith

What They Say:

I’m 30 years old and sat celebrating with a greasy pizza and a bottle of cheap plonk.’

On her 30th birthday, Ellie Darling decides that it’s time to start a diary. Mainly as a reminder for when she’s old and living with cats that she once had a life that wasn’t all bad. Even if it was one where at 30 years of age, she still refused to spend that extra £3 on the good wine instead of chocolate.

But when the only proposal she gets from her boyfriend on Valentine’s Day is that of a threesome, she decides that enough is enough! With a new, improved job as Personal Assistant to one of the most feared Partners at her law firm – one that she doesn't seem to be able to stop dreaming about – Ellie decides that this will be her year. And if she has to run errands for her boss’ neurotic Russian girlfriend or drag her best friend to a sponsored cycle with her now gay first love, then so be it.

What I Say:

I would like to thank author Ellen Faith for allowing me to beta read this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Way back in March Ellen asked for readers to read her work in progress and she sent me a copy of this.  Right from page one I knew I was going to love Ellie, especially when she decided to spend £3 on chocolate rather than the more expensive bottle of wine. (We all done that haven't we?)

From the outside Ellie has a perfect life, a boyfriend who is hot and a job that she is good at.  Then her world starts to crumble around her. On Valentine's Day the proposal she gets from her boyfriend isn't what she is expecting and then the office junior accuses her of bullying and passing her work over.

In walks Adam and as book boyfriends go he is so hot, Tay and I have been dying to talk about him for months.  Adam's problem is his crazy Russian girlfriend who's determined to keep him all to herself.

All this is written in a hilarious way from the PoV of Ellie's diary, it is filled with her and best friend Gina's antics as we well as lots of scenes talking about Adam.  Throw in Adams hot brother and this is a fun filled hilarious read, that I didn't just read once I read twice.  I can honestly say if I want a fun loving book to read again and again, this would be top of my list.  My first time if reading I had a book hang over for days and none of the books I picked up after lived up to this.

5 out of 5 Stars


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 day dreaming and eating, Ellen is a sucker for a lolcat, penguins and monkeys - she has never claimed to be normal. 


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