Wednesday, 30 December 2015
Love, Lies and Lemon Cake by Sue Watson
Love, Lies and Lemon Cake is a hilarious, bittersweet comedyabout taking your life back before it’s too late.
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 up everything to be with him?
I would like to thank the author Sue Watson and publisher Bookouture and Netgalley for allowing to read and review this book.
I want to say this is the first book I've read by Sue Watson and it certainly won't be the last. I loved the characters and the way the story twisted around a middle aged woman and what she wants. I would never of thought doing a Living List and that certainly gives me ideas of what I want to do with my life. I am also a middle aged woman (wouldn't believe me if you saw me lol). But the way Faye and Dan fall for each other is immense and I loved the places Faye wants to go and explore. Fiesty woman and so down to earth.
Can't wait to read more and carry on storytelling Sue Watson.