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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Book Review: (un)like a Virgin

Title: (un)like a Virgin
Author: Lucy-Anne Holmes
Genre: Chick lit
Rating: 4/5

Is Gracie in love for the very first time? You know that bit in The X Factor, when the singer tells everyone about the rocky road they travelled to pursue their dream? Well, that's Gracie Flowers' story. Gracie is very focused for a woman of almost twenty-six. Her favourite book is 'The 5-Year Plan: Making the Most of Your Life'. And her five-year plan is going very well. That is, until she is usurped from her big promotion by a handsome, posh idiot; she is dumped by her boyfriend; and discovers her loopy mother is facing bankruptcy. Hormones awry and ice cream over-ordered, a dream Gracie thought she'd buried ten years ago starts to resurface. A dream that reminds her of the girl she used to be and everything she wanted to become.

This is the first Lucy Anne Holmes I've read. I bought it because I was attracted to the cover, plus, Lindsey Kelk and Jane Costello read them too.

I have to say that I absolutely adore this book. It has the right amount of humor, romance and heartbreaking moment. I definitely couldn't put it down as I read along. It was a page turner, and the fact that the chapter is nice and short captivated me.

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