Sunday, 26 July 2015

Dear Darling – by Ellen Faith

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My own copy

The blurb:

‘I’m 30 years old and sat celebrating with a greasy pizza and a bottle of cheap plonk.’

On her 30th birthday, Ellie Darling decides that it’s time to start a diary. Mainly as a reminder for when she’s old and living with cats that she once had a life that wasn’t all bad. Even if it was one where at 30 years of age, she still refused to spend that extra £3 on the good wine instead of chocolate.

But when the only proposal she gets from her boyfriend on Valentine’s Day is that of a threesome, she decides that enough is enough! With a new, improved job as Personal Assistant to one of the most feared Partners at her law firm – one that she doesn't seem to be able to stop dreaming about – Ellie decides that this will be her year. And if she has to run errands for her boss’ neurotic Russian girlfriend or drag her best friend to a sponsored cycle with her now gay first love, then so be it.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

I’ve been eager to read this book for a while now. The cover is gorgeous and the blurb is very catchy.

On her 30iest birthday Ellie Darling decides to start writing a diary. When her model boyfriend proposes a threesome on Valentine’s Day, she has seen it and dumps him.
At work it’s not better. 19-year-old Sophie is being a bitch and taking her job away, thank god there is Adam Donley, the boss, and he makes her his PA.
Then Sophie makes no secret about her new lover – Roman. It’s a lot for Ellie to take in and deal with, but at least she has her friends Gina and Hannah. They have a great friendship, are always there for each other and they also have a lot of fun.

Ellie feels great in Adam’s presence and she really likes him, but he’s her boss, so… And then there is his Russian girlfriend Saskia, a real pain in the a**. She has to run all kinds of errands for her.

Adam and Ellie get closer to each other and their feelings develop. Will that cause problems?! Well, I won’t tell you more here, but I just adored these two together. Their scenes were sweet, memorable and unique. They way he treated her was great – even in the office, when she was fighting with Sophie.

Ellie is a wonderful character. After breaking up with Roman she just wants to leave everything behind her, she struggles, but that’s what made her authentic and real. She was down to earth and funny. At one point I didn’t like one of her actions, but oh well.

Adam comes across as the tough boss at first. He seems distant, moody and a bit arrogant at first and the fact that he is dating Sasika… Well, we get all the background info later and it turns out he is a great man! He’s thoughtful, generous, fun, gorgeous and sweet. They way he teases her is just so cute.

This is a gripping, fun and addictive story, brilliantly written and full of unique sparks.

Ellen is such a talented author; she always creates unique, memorable, fun and authentic stories. The storylines have a beautiful flow and the characters are very well lined out, with deep personal backgrounds.

Last but not least, I think the title is genius!!!


My possible cast:

Ellie: Mollie King

Adam: Anthony Gastelier

Ellen on Twitter: @EllenFaith16

About the author

     Ellen lives in the wonderful county of Yorkshire, England with her husband where she spends most of her time with her nose in her laptop,
     a book or plate of food

Legal secretary and daydreamer by day,
     writer and serial tweeter by night, Ellen 
     finally decided to put all the magic in her 
     head to some use one day and put finger to laptop where The Story of Us was born and became her debut novel. Four novels later, 
     the daydreams are still going strong, thankfully!

She loves to travel and enjoys taking her readers on a journey to escape with her, in whatever country or village she decides on next.

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