Release date: September 29, 2015
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Genre: Chick Lit
Falling in love is the ultimate faux pas.
Anything can happen in a year! Unemployed, homeless, and left at the altar, Vivia Perpetua Grant could see her future as a flannel pajama wearing spinster—or worse, a bag lady shuffling around Golden Gate Park. But for a girl obsessed with rock music, Chinese take-out, and the color pink, misfortune is another word for opportunity. Vivia has found her niche as an international travel writer and the long-distance lover of Jean-Luc de Caumont, an über-hot French literature professor and competitive cyclist.
Still, even with so much going right, Vivia can’t help but wonder if something isn’t missing. The long distance thing is taking its toll on a girl who didn’t have that many tokens to begin with. And fate seems to be tempting her at every turn, first with a hunky Scottish helicopter pilot, and then with a British celebrity bad boy… Will Vivia continue to keep it real or will she discover some old habits die hard?
I’m joining in again with Throwback Thursday which was created by my good friend Renee at It’s Book Talk . She started this weekly feature as a way to highlight old favorites and read books that have already been published. I have so many older books on my TBR that get ignored in favor of review copies and I figure participating in Throwback Thursday will help me to read at a least one older title a week!
Last week I read Faking It, the first book in this series and adored it! This book picks up a year after the first one ends and again (much to my delight) focuses on Vivia. I seriously love her, she was even more outrageous and fun in this book than the last and she just cracks me up! She’s the type of character that you wish was real because you know a night out with her would be amazingly fun and totally unforgettable. I liked that’s she grown and matured since the first book, but her transformation hasn’t completely changed her and she still has issues even though she has come so far. Brown doesn’t try and make her life easy and unrealistic, I appreciate that because no ones life is and often times in CL you get a HEA that’s just a little too perfect and unbelievable.
Two solid books in a row from Brown put her firmly on my short list of must read CL authors, her books are way too witty and entertaining to miss. I’m starting book three ASAP and am so excited it follows Vivia’s BFF Fanny, should be another sassy, sexy read!
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks to the author for my review copy.