This one is tough to review without really getting into the story. I will try to review it as best I can without really spoiling too much of the plot. However, if you don't want to know much about the plot, you might want to skip this review just in case! Anyway, Lizzy Ford is a new breed of hot agony aunt that has finally met a man she could fall for only to discover that he isn't available until too late. Matt can't seem to tell Lizzy the truth about his marital status. Rachel, Matt's wife, is ambitious and neglecting her husband and she knows it. She writes to a hot new agony aunt for advice on her situation and ends up developing a bit of a friendship with Lizzy in the process. The problem is easy to see and for me, so was the solution. Therefore, the last few chapters of the story annoyed me a bit, since it seems all the characters were oblivious to the solution. I still found the story enjoyable overall. Just know that if you can see the solution early that the last few chapters will drag a bit because of that. :)
Lizzie Ford is an agony aunt, or advice columnist in London. She has a magazine column and a call in radio show, through which she dispenses advice. Never lucky in love herself Lizzie thins her luck might have changed when she meet's Matt at the company party and things heat up fast. Till a bomb is dropped that Matt is married. Now, Lizzie has some choices to make and it doesn't help that she has been giving advice and forming a friendship with a women who has gotten lost in her career and is trying to save it from the exact thing Lizzie is going through. Could her personal and private life's be crashing?
This story is the story for hopeless romantics and though I don't mind a good love story I am not a hopeless romantic. There were parts of this book that were just a little slow for me, it was a very easy book to put down and hard to pick back up. I kind of wanted to like this book, but I couldn't get into it. The characters fell a little flat for me. The wife a little to easy to see why she was in the position she was. Matt just didn't have the guts to do anything for most of it. Lizzie was a little to I was perfect and I can't believe I am not anymore, woe is me, or I am just the victim at times. The only character that seemed to have some depth and growth in the plot was Clare, Lizzie's roommate and best friend, who had been cheated on by her ex husband and still doesn't trust men at the start of the book. She grows in understanding herself and relationship to men through the book and I feel like that was the primary growth in the book. Overall, I was kind of disappointed in this book. It was a predictable and mediocre.
I will try other books by Sigaloff, looks like this is one of her daly ones. But, really this one and the characters not my cup of tea. Maybe two stars is what I would give it.
Shes not quite sure how it happened, but Lizzie Ford is Londons most popular Agony Aunt doling out practical, down-to-earth advice to women about everything from g-spots and oral sex to relationships and personal crises. So she finds it somewhat ironic that an honest-to-goodness D-celebrity like herself she has a radio show and a magazine column who counsels others on their sex lives has been sitting on the bench for three years waiting to get back in the game.
So Lizzie cant believe her good luck when she meets Matt Baker at her office Christmas party. They hit it off immediately, only theres one problem Matts wife may not be happy with this new arrangement. Lizzie is certainly less than enthused when Matt finally informs her of his marital state "Youve got a wife and Ive got principles," she tells him.
But principles dont take you out to dinner or keep you warm in bed at night, and Lizzie soon takes up with Matt again when he tells her that hes about to leave his wife who is more concerned with her career than their marriage. The strange thing is that even while shes hoping that Matt will get a divorce, shes actively helping a writer to her column save her crumbling marriage a marriage that bears more than a passing resemblance to Matts. Can you be a home saver and a home wrecker saint and sinner at the same time?
"Lizzie Ford is an urban sexpot, and her hip London magazine column and radio show are bombarded with romantic casualties on a daily basis. What a relief that, after years in the dating jungle, Lizzie herself has finally landed in the arms of Matt Baker--an advertising genius with enough charm to win over even Lizzie's man-cynical best friend. Little does Lizzie know there's more to Matt Baker than witty one-liners and bedroom eyes..."
I really enjoyed this book which suprised me because chick lit isn't one of my favortie things to read. It was a very fast read for me and I also kept the authors name and will try another book from her in the future. Definitely a talented writer.