Friday, 16 January 2015

Book review: It Felt Like A Kiss - Sarra Manning


Meet Ellie Cohen, one of the most perfect girls in London.

Ellie manages a swank Mayfair gallery, but it’s her life that’s a real work of art. Great job, really good hair, loyal friends, loving family. It’s only her succession of lame duck boyfriends that ruin the picture.

Oh, and the world-famous rock-star father she’s never met, who won’t even acknowledge her existence.

Then Ellie’s perfect life is smashed to pieces when her secret is sold to the highest bidder and her name, face (and pictures of her bottom) are splashed across the tabloids. Suddenly everyone thinks she’s a gold-digging, sex-crazy, famewhore.

Enter David Gold. Charming and handsome David Gold. On paper he’s even more perfect than Ellie, if only he wasn’t her father’s ruthlessly ambitious lawyer whose job is to manage the crisis – and her. He certainly doesn’t think that Ellie’s the innocent party and she doesn’t trust him at all. So why is it that every time they’re alone together, damage limitation is the last thing on their minds?

My opinion.
It Felt Like A Kiss is a fun, entertaining read that will keep you captivated. Sarra Manning's characters are colourful and easy to love - especially Ellie. I loved seeing her 'mature' throughout the story. Although she would have never admitted to it, David really helped her toughen up. At times she was just plain naive, but I actually really admired her patience with other people, and her willingness to see the best in them. And then there's David Gold. What a mystery. And how sexy. I don't think I managed to really "get" him as a character though, but I was still rooting for the both of them ;-)
Halfway through the story things slowed down a bit too much for me and I had no idea where the story was going. But then everything took off and I couldn't stop reading. So many things happening so fast - brilliant. Every time you think things couldn't get worse or even more complicated, Sarra Manning throws another curve ball.
Very enjoyable read.


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