The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent

Hilarious, heartwarming and just fabulous – a must read this Summer!

I was kindly gifted this from Viking Books in exchange for an honest review and to take part in the blog tour!

The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent
309 Pages
Out Now

Opening Line: ‘You here for a wedding?’ the driver asks, his cheery eyes focused on me, and not on the tiny track we’re careering up.

Description
Have you ever imagined running away from your life?

Well Birdy Finch didn’t just imagine it. She did it. Which might’ve been an error. And the life she’s run into? Her best friend, Heather’s.

The only problem is, she hasn’t told Heather. Actually there are a few other problems…

Can Birdy carry off a summer at a luxury Scottish hotel pretending to be her best friend (who incidentally is a world-class wine expert)?

And can she stop herself from falling for the first man she’s ever actually liked (but who thinks she’s someone else)?

Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

If there is one thing this book has taught me, it’s that everyone needs a Birdy Finch in their life – she’s absolutely fabulous!

This book really is the perfect bit of escapism and I didn’t want it to end. Initially I thought it was going to be a little over the top with some of the situations she was going to end up in but it wasn’t at all. Everything felt believable, nothing was exaggerated or felt like ‘slapstick’ comedy.

Despite me shaking my head at some of the decisions Birdy made I couldn’t help but root for her. I wanted to see her succeed and the characters who help her along the way were equally as brilliant. They each have their own issues but all come together as one little family. I felt like I was a part of that family which is one of the reasons I didn’t want it to end.

Whilst this is your classic rom-com I also loved how it dealt with some deeper issues such as alcoholism. The author handled it so well with the perfect mix of sensitivity and a splash of Birdy humour.

Overall this really is such a wonderful, feel good read that will have you belly laughing, swooning and just generally feeling great. Your job this Summer….to read The Summer Job!!

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