Review of Let's Call The Whole Thing Off by Jill Steeples

Thursday, 20 March 2014

 Reasons why you should never, ever, read your best friend's diary (even if it has fallen to the floor, pages open oh-so temptingly...): 1) It's morally indefensible. 2) She would never trust you again. 3) You probably know it all anyway... So what harm could the tiniest peek do...? Answer: Lots! The best reason for never reading your best friend's diary: You might just find out something you really didn't want to know!
Learning her fiancé, Ed - the guy she's supposed to marry this weekend! - is having an affair with her best friend, is a devastating bombshell for bride-to-be Anna. Confused, hurt and absolutely livid, she hops on the first train to anywhere-but-here in need of some serious soul searching.
Can she ever forgive Ed?
Who is Anna 'sans Ed'?
And more importantly, should she go through with the wedding or should she just call the whole thing off?
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off is a perfect book, it has everything people look for in a book. With friendship, love, secrets and last but not least drama, that will hook you from the very first page.
The story begins with Anna finding out about her fiancé Ed, who is cheating on her before their wedding with her best friend Sophie. Anna can't believe the news she has got, though if she hadn't read her best friend's diary then she may have never found out about the affair. Anna doesn't know which way to go, she is confused, hurt, sad and angry. After, spending time thinking about what is going to happen with her wedding, she can't decide so she just decides to get away from everything and everyone. Not telling her fiancé or her best friend where she is going, she takes off without so much of a backward glance.
Anna has no clue as to what her life is going to be like now, as she imagined getting married and settling down with Ed, now she is looking at a future without Ed and also her best friend as well. Not knowing where to go, Anna ends up in a small town that is Hollisea where the locals are kind and she starts to enjoy this mini getaway. She makes friends and starts to think about her future and how it is going to end up.
So, when Anna meets Dave, he is the total opposite to Ed, although Anna doesn't what anything serious with her still not knowing about what will happen with Ed, so she decide to lie about her name. Although, Dave is more similar to Anna than she first thought, just like her Dave is keeping a secret as well. As time goes on, many more surprises arise challenging Anna's future, her love life and what she really wants out of life, even if it means calling the whole thing off.
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off is a perfect book to start off the year, with friendship, love, secrets, fun and relationships that will not disappoint anyone who picks this as their next book. I can wait to read more from Jill Steeples, if this book is anything to go by then it will be worth the wait.
If I had to sum this book up in three words, they would be Romantic, Marvellous and Amazing.
Format - E-book
Source - Author
Release Date - 7th January 2014
Publisher - Carina
The rating I would give this book is:-
Jill Steeples lives in a small market town in Bedfordshire with her husband and two children. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, walking, baking cakes, eating them and drinking wine.
From an early age she fell in love with the fabulously funny romances of Jilly Cooper, and vowed, one day, she would have a go at writing one of her own.
Jill loves writing short stories, particularly those with a twist in the tail, and her work has appeared in popular women’s magazines around the world and in a number of charity anthologies.
Her debut novel 'Desperately Seeking Heaven' is published by Carina UK in August 2013.
 Another day, another book,
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