Sunday, 5 July 2015

If You Don’t Know Me By Now – by A.L. Michael

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My own copy
The blurb:

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

Imogen has come to London to make it as a writer. At least, that was the plan. Finding herself in a dead-end job serving coffee to hipsters was not on her to-do list. And even if gorgeous colleague Declan does give her more of a buzz than a triple-shot cappuccino, Imogen can feel her dreams evaporating faster than the steam from an extra-hot latte.

Until her anonymous tell-all blog about London’s rudest customers goes viral – and suddenly, Imogen realises that landing the worst job in the world might just be the best thing that’s ever happened to her! As long as she can keep her identity to herself…

My Opinion:

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

A.L. Michael is a great writer and I was really excited to read another of her books. The blurb sounds wonderful and the cover is just gorgeous.

Imogen is finally working and living in London. She wants to be a writer and works in a coffee shop in the meantime. That’s where she meets lovely Declan. He works in another coffee shop, but always comes by for supplies, well at the beginning that is…he just wants to see her. He encourages her and makes her feel different. I loved reading about the two of them, especially about how their relationship developed.
There was still some mystery behind it all, with his past and also an uncertainty about him being honest.
But that’s what a good story needs, isn’t it?!
Imogen starts writing that blog, where she rants about her job, the costumers and other stuff. It is a huge success and lands her a big job. But she has to keep her identity to herself. When it all is almost revealed, something great happens, I can’t really tell you though ;)

Some other drama make Declan’s and her relationship being on the edge, and I was really on the edge myself, I just wanted them to be together and page after page I was hoping for the right words ;)

Imogen’s blog posts were great!!! I really enjoyed them, full of passion, energy, soul and grip! They brightened up the chap and gave a good change to the story itself.

Both Imogen and Declan are great characters. He’s gorgeous and just really sweet.

A.L. Michael has a great voice, it’s bubbly, funny, young, fresh and the storyline has a beautiful flow.


My possible cast:

Imogen: Shailene Woodley

Declan: Sam Heughan

About the author:

A.L. Michael is a twenty something writer from London. She works as a creative facilitator, running workshops in creative writing, writing for wellbeing, and children's lessons. She has a BA in English Literature with Creative Writing, an MA in Creative Entrepreneurship, and is working towards an MsC in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes. She is not at all reliant on her student discount card.

When she's not writing or talking about writing, she bakes, runs, plays with her puppy, and gets continually distracted by shiny things on Pinterest. 

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