Sunday, 8 June 2014

Yours Truly - by Kirsty Greenwood

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Your bum does not look big in that dress.

Mmm, it tastes delicious!

Of course you’re better looking than Jon Hamm.

Newly engaged Natalie Butterworth is an easy-going girl. She’ll do anything for a quiet life and if telling a few teensy white lies keeps her friends and family happy, then so what? It’s not like they’ll ever discover what she’s really thinking…

Until one night, thanks to a pub hypnotist, Natalie’s most private thoughts begin to bubble up and pop out of her mouth. Things get very messy indeed. Especially when some sticky home truths offend her fiancĂ©.

Natalie must track down the hypnotist before the wedding is officially cancelled. So along with bad influence bestie Meg, Natalie finds herself in the Yorkshire Parish of Little Trooley - a small village bursting with big secrets, nosy old folk and intriguing Wellington-wearing men.

When the girls get stranded in the village with no means of escape and no way to break the hypnotist's spell, Natalie is forced to face the truths she has been avoiding her whole life...

My Opinion:

The story is about newly engaged Natalie, she is a funny and easy-going girl with a lot of charisma. Olly her fiancé is a bit of a perfectionist, but he loves her.

Natalie accompanies her best friend Meg to a hypnotist performance in a pub and is accidentally hypnotized by this amazing Brian guy. Everything goes wrong from then on forward. Suddenly Natalie finds herself telling the totally truth, when someone asks her a question. Well, she finds herself telling Olly the truth about their sex life and much more!

She has to find this hypnotist and so her journey of solving this problem begins. The adventure takes her to Little Trooley, where she meets a lot of interesting people, including Riley, who owns the pub. I loved him from the start, he was fun, kind and had a certain spark around him. The tension between him and Natalie was clear from the moment they met and I was actually only waiting for something to happen between them. I didn’t like Olly from the start, he just wasn’t the guy for Natalie and I desperately hoped for her to realise that.

Then there were Dionne, Natalie’s sister and her mother. They were hilarious and over the top, but that was great. The planned everything around the wedding, but not really like Natalie wanted to have it.

Meg is a girly, open and easy going best friend and it was great that she had her own story in this book.

The adventure to find Brian and solve this whole mess was full of drama, misunderstandings and so many LOL moments. The tension was there as well, because where was this hypnotist and will he be able to “cure” Natalie.

It turns out that the truth telling was just what Natalie needed to figure out what she wants in life. It took her a long time to realise the truth, but she did eventually and it was great to read about. She said some really embarrassing things to a lot of people, but in the end it turned out to be a good thing. I loved that the story was written from Natalie’s perspective, making me understand her better and it was just so funny.
The ending is awesome, but still a little bit uncertain, until we are brought to some months later. The last scene was just awesome!

Kirsty’s writing is gripping, entertaining and so much fun!! And actually this story calls for more, also more Natalie!!!


My possible cast:

Natalie: Isla Fisher

Olly: Torrance Coombs

Riley: Matt Davis

Kirsty on Twitter: @KirstyBooks


  1. this sounds like a great read! xx

  2. This was such a funny book! I've read it a few months ago and really liked it. Great review!