Thank you for visiting my blog for my review on the book blog tour of If you could see me now by Keris Stainton.
About the Book
Izzy Harris should have it all – but her boyfriend has been ignoring her for months, she’s been overlooked for a promotion, and the owner of her local coffee shop pervs on her every time she has a craving for a salted caramel muffin.
Then her life is unexpectedly turned upside down.
Izzy dumps her oblivious boyfriend, and leaps on the chance to win a big pitch at work. Needing to work closely with gorgeous colleague Alex is an added perk…
But then her best friend has her heart broken, the pitch is way more complicated than expected, and Alex is keeping secrets. Does Izzy have what it takes to help her friend, save her career and get the guy?
A funny, feel-good read about finding yourself – and love – when you least expect it, for fans of Joanna Bolouri, Cate Woods, and Lindsey Kelk.
I was looking forward to reading this when I heard that it was a ‘laugh out loud’ read. I have to admit when I got about a third of the way in I had to stop and look up the description again to check I was reading the right book. This book has the most unusual twist that once you get used to it, will indeed have you laughing out loud. It made this book stand out and I don’t think it is a book I will ever forget. I was completely stunned but it just worked in this book. Intrigued? You should be – get reading, you won’t regret it!
Sometimes contemporary ‘women’s fiction’ can be quite shallow and all about the romance. But this book had a depth that I really enjoyed. Throughout the book, we are shown the extent to which Izzy feels invisible. She has serious self-esteem issues. It is terrible to see how many of these issues come from her worries about what other people think of her – even people walking down the street. The twist in this book is used to address this issue and help Izzy come to terms with the fact that she is good enough and she only needs worry about what the people who are important to her think. It was fascinating ‘being’ Izzy as she develops into a confident woman who no longer bends to the pressures of society.
As well as having depth and social commentary this book was hilarious. The expressions and descriptions were on point and there were some one liners that had me tearing up with laughter. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to read more from this author as she has a frank witty writing style and unique ideas. I think it was a refreshing addition to this genre and this is an author to watch.
About the Author
Keris lives in Lancashire with her husband and two sons. She’s written a bunch of books for young adults and children, and is obsessed with Twitter, tea, and 1D.
Thank you for visiting my blog on my stop of the tour. If you still aren’t convinced as to why you should read this book then please check out the other reviews on the blog tour!