Book Review: How Not To Fall in Love Actually by Catherine Bennetto

New Book Review for the hilarious How Not to Fall in Love Actually by Catherine Bennetto. A hilarious debut for all fans of Mhairi McFarlane and Lisa Owens.

Title: How Not To Fall in Love Actually
Author: Catherine Bennetto
Published: Janurary 26th 2017 by Simon & Schuster

Blurb: Emma has a job in television which is distinctly less glamourous and exciting than it sounds. She’s managed to claw her way up the ranks from Tea-Maker and Rubbish-Collector to 2nd Assistant Director (heavy on the ‘assistant’. Even heavier on the ‘2nd’). 

So when she finds she’s accidentally very pregnant and at the same time accidentally very sacked (well, less accidentally: she did tell her boss to stick his job up his bum), she knows things are going to have to change.

Luckily she’s also accidentally the heir to a lovely cottage in Wimbledon, with a crazy Rottweiler-owning octogenarian as a neighbour and a rather sexy boy as an accidental tenant. But this baby is coming whether she likes it or not, and she needs to become the sort of person who can look after herself let alone another human being – and quickly.

Review: First of all, let me say this: how funny is this book? Seriously, I had so much fun reading it! It's original, fresh and a little bit crazy, everything I love in a book.

The story is all about Emma who has just found out about 3 life changing events: she no longer has a job, nor a boyfriend and she is pregnant. Throw into the mix an inherited cottage with a lovely but stalkerish neighbour and an accidental flatmate and you can start understanding why this story is SO. MUCH. FUN.

Not only that, it also reminds us that sometimes we forget what's important in life and how precious it is to love and be loved. Just like Emma fell quite accidentally in love without even realising, I had the same feeling with this novel. I fell accidentally in love with it too. When I reached the last page of the book, I had to stop myself from going to the first page and start reading it again. I was not ready to let these characters who had slowly crawled into my life go.

So if you are looking for a feel good, highly entertaining and original story, stop looking and pick a copy of How Not to Fall in Love Actually! Full of heart and unique characters, it's definitely the perfect cure for grey days. I'm already looking forward to whatever Catherine Bennetto has in store for us next. 

Rating: 5 stars

I'd like to thank the publisher for sending me a copy of this book. This is my honest opinion.

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3 comentaris

  1. This sounds a fantastic book. I love the premise.
    Thanks for sharing #ToTT

  2. Sounds like a fun read :)

  3. Sounds like a fab story for mood reading Alba :)