I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Love, Lies and Lemon Cake by Sue Watson
Published by Bookouture on June 27, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Faye Dobson has lost her sparkle. Living on film star fantasies and vague memories of a marriage that once was, she can’t help feeling that life is passing her by. She dreams of being whisked to Paris for dinner, making three wishes at the Trevi fountain and having sex under the stars. But the wrinkles are multiplying, her husband’s passion is for plumbing, and the nearest she’ll get to Rome is a take-away pizza.
So when Faye meets Dan the gorgeous Australian surfer guy working in the local deli she can’t help but wonder what it would be like to see the world. He is blonde, tanned, ten years younger and bakes the most amazing lemon cake. Unlike her husband Dan actually listens to Faye, his smile makes her feel fizzy inside, and when he smiles... Oh. My. God.
But is Faye being silly? What would Dan see in someone like her? Even if he did have feelings for her, could she give everything up to be with him?
A laugh-out-loud, bittersweet comedy about taking your life back before it’s too late.
I loved this story! Sue did a fabulous job describing Faye, Dan and the rest of the characters. I felt like I’ve been a part of the group forever! Poor Faye! No one should lose their sparkle! I’ve lost mine and it’s not fun. I am so glad she had the guts to do what she needed. Then there’s Dan. Aussie. Surfer. *smile* I could almost hear the accent when he “spoke”. I remember grabbing a kleenex towards the end and was relieved the book ended the way it did. Wondering if that was setup for a second book? *fingers crossed* Thank you Sue and Bookouture for sharing this beautiful story! Yet another to add to the shelves!!