Kim W. (Kim1264) - reviewed Little White Lies : A Novel of Love and Good Intentions on
Helpful Score: 2
I love books by British authors, and this one was no exception. Natalie's little white lies turn into major and continuous lying as the book goes on, which is the direct result of those tiny white lies that get so totally out of control. How do you tell the guy who has fallen in love with you that you aren't who he thinks you are? Yeah, Natalie has a problem on her hands alright, because she falls in love with him too. Great book, though I wouldn't recommend the path she took to find her man.
Okay, so it isn't that little. It's kind of a whopper. It's just that when Natalie Raglan ups and quits her job at a Bath advertising firm, breaks up with her loser-ish boyfriend, and moves to London, things don't quite turn out the way she planned. Having made the brave move to the big city, the lifelong country mouse finds that living chic is still a long way off. Even Cressida, the girl who used to rent her tiny flat, still gets more phone calls and mail there than Nat does. Come to think of it, Cressida Langdon's life looks pretty appealling--especially when an invitation to the posh, exclusive SOHO House Club arrives, addressed to Cressida.
Before she really knows what she's done, Nat has opened Cressida's mail...and taken up her life. Soon Nat's dating a gorgeous investment banker named Simon, giving "reiki healing sessions," wearing wonderful clothes and partying with the A-list at Soho House. But the best part really is Simon. He's everthing Nat has ever wanted. The problem is, he thinks she's someone else. And as her life and her lies begin to spiral out of control, Nat can't help but wonder; Will she be exposed as a liar and a fake--or be saved from ruin by simply claiming good intentions
Cute book! I really enjoyed it, and was quite amused by it. It was sort of typical of chick-lit... no real plot twists that I didn't see coming... but, if you want a good beach read, or are so sick of reading scholarly books, I would recommend it!!
Eileen D. (Delpita) reviewed Little White Lies : A Novel of Love and Good Intentions on
Helpful Score: 1
From the back cover:
"Little White Lies" is hilarious and gripping and poignant and I adored it....Don't we all sometimes want to become someone else?" -- Sophie Kinsella
Gemma Townley and Sophie Kinsella are sisters in real life! This was an excellent book, I couldn't put it down! You'll fall in love with Natalie Raglan, and a few other characters in Natalie's life. You'll also hate a few characters as well!
Okay, so it isn't that little. Its' kind of a whopper. Its just that when Natalie Raglan ups and quits her job at a Bath advertising firm, breaks up withher loser-ish boyfriend, and moves to London, things don't quite turn out the way she planned.