Life or Something Like It by Annie Lyons @1annielyons @carinapress #review

Life or something like it

Yup that’s right! It’s the lesser spotted non-crime read coming to you from #AKnightsReads.  Life or Something Like It has been sat on my Netgalley shelf for a little while now so as I was reading a crime paperback, I thought I’d do my normal thing and read something entirely different on my kindle. I do this so I can read when I wake up in the night and don’t disturb the husband with the bedside light.

My thanks to Harlequin (UK) and Carina for my copy of Life Or Something Like It which I received through Netgalley.

The Blurb

Step into someone else’s shoes for a day… And it will change you for a lifetime.

Cat is very good at her job. She runs a PR company with her best friend (and secret crush) Jesse, and is never happier than when her high-profile celebrities are glittering in the spotlight.

But when her footballer client gets in the press for all the wrong reasons, Cat’s career takes a sudden nosedive. So when her brother Andrew unexpectedly needs her to look after his kids for a few weeks, she can hardly say no. She’s happily single, hasn’t exactly been the ‘World’s Best Auntie’ over the years, and what she knows about looking after children would fit on the back of a postage stamp. But it’s only temporary until she gets her real life back on track – isn’t it?

From the bestselling author of Not Quite Perfect comes a hilarious story that will have you wondering just how perfect your life is!

What Did I Think?

I think I may have found a new author on the lighter side of fiction for me to enjoy. Annie Lyons has written a tale of self discovery with self assured Cat thrown in at the deep end with her niece and nephew. This is a world that Cat is far from used to, despite having to deal with divas of the glitterati.

“…for almost the first time in her life, Cat Nightingale had no idea what to do.”

Cat spends the summer re-evaluating everything including her outlook. Having kids is life changing and this is as close as Cat comes to having kids.  Looking after children is an eye opener, you have to think less of yourself and more about them.  It’s hard for Cat when she’s only used to looking after numero uno and I think Annie Lyons encapsulates this entirely.  Cat is a likeable character and I totally got her frustrations with looking after Charlie and Ellie when she’s got Finn looking over her shoulder every two minutes.

I really enjoyed meeting Cat and going through her voyage of self-discovery. I’ll definitely be reading more of Annie Lyons’ books.

Who Is Annie Lyons?

Having worked in the worlds of book selling and publishing, Annie Lyons decided to have a go at book writing. Following a creative writing course, lots of reading and an extraordinary amount of coffee, she produced Not Quite Perfect, which went on to become a number one bestseller. Her second book The Secrets Between Sisters was nominated in the best eBook category at the 2014 Festival of Romance and Life or Something Like It was a top ten bestseller.
Her latest book, The Choir on Hope Street, is a story of power ballads, community, cake and hope. She tries to write stories which make people laugh and cry, although hopefully not at the same time. Annie lives in a shambolic money-pit of a house with her husband and two children plus a cat, who she pretends not to like. She enjoys channelling her inner Adele as part of her own beloved community choir and trying to grow cauliflower.

2 thoughts on “Life or Something Like It by Annie Lyons @1annielyons @carinapress #review

  1. Thank you very much for your wonderful review – I’m chuffed to bits that you enjoyed Cat’s story & really pleased to have acquired a new reader – I hope you enjoy my other books too!
    Annie x

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