Thursday 27 December 2012

Book Review: It Started With A Kiss By Miranda Dickinson

Name: It Started With A Kiss
Author: Miranda Dickinson
Publisher: Avon

Summary: Join our heroine Romily as she discovers how far she will go to find the man of her dreams.
As the singer in a wedding band, Romily Parker has seen her fair share of happy endings, even though her own love life isn't quite as simple. On the last Saturday before Christmas, (shortly after a disastrously declaring her love for best friend Charlie), Romily has a brief encounter with a handsome stranger whose heart-stopping kiss changes everything.
Determined to find him again, Romily embarks on a yearlong quest, helped (and sometimes hindered) by enthusiastic Uncle Dudley, cake-making Auntie Mags and flamboyant Wren.
Will she find the man of her dreams? Or could true love be closer than she thinks?

Review: I kept seeing this book on the shelves in many bookstores and this year 'It Started With A Kiss' was the first festive read I purchased. A truly inspiring tale of love, hope and friendship.
This novel will bring out the romantic in you, a compelling read from cover to cover.
Before devouring this I read 'Love Loss and Coffee Cake' which featured the loveable Dudley and Mags- I'm glad I read this first as it explained a great deal about their relationship and how much of a struggle they had before they got together.
It also showed me how lovely these characters are and it was a pleasure to read two novels about them.
Romily is such an inspiring character she thinks she's weak, but she's oh so strong. I would love for a handsome stranger to sweep me up and kiss me- but would I be brave enough to search for him I'm not so sure.
Romily's story has made me think, next year will be my final year of my 20s (just like Romily and just like her I want to make it count).
What I loved about this story is that no matter how hard her quest got she was spurred on by comments on her blog. It's funny how people who know nothing about you are sometimes the ones that spur you on.
I loved all the characters from the band and I can safely say I would love to read about them again. Jack is like the big brother you'd always wanted, Charlie is cute, shy and in general a man who is blind to his feelings. Wren is fun and unpredictable, Tom is a typical lad and Sophie isn't always around but she's the life and soul when she is.
Throughout the book I found myself shouting at them especially Charlie and Romily- I don't want to give anything away but the twists had me making strange sounds on the bus. YES! I got a few funny looks.

If you're looking for an inspiring tale of love, friendship and life then this is it.
A perfect page turner that I could read over and over again.
I now look forward to devouring more of Miranda's novels starting withn When I Fall In Love' which I got for Christmas.


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