Chick Lit

Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues by Trisha Ashley

“You’re…staying here?” I repeated, my heart taking a sudden leap and then starting to race. “For ever?” 

This book was one which I brought from a charity shop recently. And, honestly, while it was quirky, I didn’t enjoy it very much. Perhaps its just me getting bored of typical chick lit fare but the book left me feeling very meh about it over all really.

The book doesn’t really break any new ground in regards to the chick-lit genre. The characters are cookie-cutter perfect when they’re supposed to be, because otherwise they’re just comically bad. The love interest was boring as well, and weak plot developments were probably supposed to hinder the developing relationships between characters but it just became laughable and quite stupid.

I didn’t care about any of the secondary characters and many times I forgot the linkages so didn’t really care about what happened to any of them. The story was also quite repetitive and it felt like I was standing in a room with everyone shouting loudly at the same time, but shouting little of importance.

To be fair though, Ashley’s descriptions of food and shoes was interesting to read, coupled with historical recollections of Tansy’s Aunt Nan, but that doesn’t really make up for an ultimately thoroughly disappointing book.

MY RATING: ** / *****

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