Sunday, 22 June 2014

The Time Of Our Lives - by Jane Costello

Original Cover
My own copy
 The blurb:

Imogen and her friends have had their fill of budget holidays, cattle-class flights and 6 a.m. offensives for a space by the pool.
So when one of the group wins a VIP holiday at Barcelona's hippest new hotel, they plan to sip champagne with the jet set, party with the glitterati and switch off in surroundings of unapologetic luxury.
But as they mingle with movie stars, mafia bosses and millionaires, it becomes clear - with riotous consequences - that even in the most glamorous of locations, things can go wrong. Very wrong . . .
Hilarious and heart-warming by turns, The Time of Our Lives is Jane Costello at her very best.

My Opinion:

I was so excited for this book, I love Jane Costello’s style and her books are awesome! Another addictive and gripping book! So here it goes.

The story follows Imogen and her two friends Meredith and Nicola. I really liked Imogen, such a likable and down to earth character and a wonderful mum. The father of the girl is not around anymore and we only learn some pages into the story what happened to him. It’s clear that Imogen loved him very much and he’s still in her thoughts.

The three friends wind a VIP holiday in Barcelona, but we find out soon that it’s not really a holiday, especially not for Imogen, since she is confronted with work all the time. She hasn’t got a free minute and everything goes wrong, not only on the working front, but also other things. I felt really bad for Imogen and I’m glad that she had her friends, who were there for here all the time with good advice. Meredith and Nicola brought a great spark into the story and we also learnt a little about their story, which was lovely.

Of course there was also a gorgeous male character and guess what he made it to my book boyfriends list. He’s charming, gorgeous, sexy, caring and a real gentleman. He was always at the right place. Imogen was attracted to him from the start, but them a really long time to get closer, with a lot of drama and misunderstandings in between.

This is an awesome book with a lot of LOL moments and light hearted humour, as well as a journey of a character to find herself and learn more about love, friendship and most of all to learn how to let go.
Jane’s writing is lively, gripping, catchy and so easy to read. I loved the descriptions of Barcelona and the surroundings, so vivid and real, I really wanna go there now!!!

Thank you Jane for another wonderful and gorgeous novel, full of love, drama, action and friendship. A great summer read with some sparky twists and turns.


My possible cast:

Imogen: Mary Kate Olsen

Harry: Johnathan Patrick Moore

Meredith: Holland Roden

Nicola: Jana Kramer

Jane Costello on Twitter: @janecostello

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds really great! It's on my wishlist! I also really like the cast again! Very nice review!