Is hunting down every man you’ve kissed the answer to finding Mr Right?
When Evie is invited to the wedding of the guy she’d fancied throughout her teens, it’s the final straw. What’s wrong with her and why can’t she keep a man?
In between consoling herself with ice cream and chocolate, and sobbing her heart out to her cousin Chamaine, Evie has a brainwave – and it all centres around her ‘little black book’ (well, more floral patterned notebook really) – which contains the details of every man she’s ever kissed or dated. Perhaps the cure for her disastrous love life has been nestled within its pages all along …
Does Evie’s little black book really hold the answers, or will she learn that exes are exes for a reason?
A fun heart-warming story that’s perfect for the beach or the garden from this award-winning new author.
Hannah Pearl won the Books and the City Heatseeker short story competition, in partnership with Heat magazine in 2017 for her short story The Last Good Day.
Evie’s brother’s best friend George is getting married, sending Evie into meltdown. He’s the one guy she had a mega-crush on during her teens but never got to go out on a date with. Now he’s about to tie the knot with someone else. The approaching wedding sees her taking stock of all her past relationships. She has written about them in detail in her ‘little black book’ (actually a pretty floral notebook). By revisiting each of her old loves, she hopes to be able to see where she went wrong and how she might be able to change her luck with men in the future and maybe find ‘Mr Right.’
The first ex on her list grew up just around the corner from where she lives but now the house is occupied by Jake, who is living there with his sister Bea and her small daughter Alice. Evie arrives in the middle of a domestic crisis in the kitchen and she’s only too happy to help Jake and Alice out. She befriends Jake and his family, enjoying their company as she continues to revisit her past and catch up with old flames. However, it’s soon clear that maybe happy ever after is right in front of her if she will only open her eyes.
A delightful romantic debut and super summer read…I absolutely loved it!
Many thanks to Choc Lit/Ruby Fiction for an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.