Walk on By by Stacey Solomon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Ever since Charlotte Taylor was a little girl she’s wanted fame and fortune. She sings with the voice of an angel and is soon plucked out of obscurity and launched into the limelight as the overnight sensation “Lola”.
Charlotte attends wild celebrity parties and moves in circles with the rich and famous, but the people living the life of celebrity aren’t all she imagined them to be and neither is her life. Struggling to find the real Charlotte again she battles against the crazy life she’s thrust into, desperately trying to swim to the surface.
Blake Hudson is a self-made man. Successful in his own right, he’s busy making his own mark on the world. Self-assured, strong and determined, he’s not looking for a permanent relationship. But when he meets the sweet and charming Charlotte, he’s captivated. But the world of celebrity and business collide and commitments, half-truths and unintentional deception don’t make for smooth sailing.
Hilarious consequences ensue through this romantic comedy, but can Lola and Blake overcome the challenges that life and fame throw their way to find their own happy-ever-after, or will Lola just have to Walk on By?
When I was offered the chance to read and review this book, I thought why not, Stacey Solomon always seemed a bubbly personality so I guessed her book would be humorous. I wasn't wrong, fitting nicely in the romcom genre this is perfect for fans of chick lit. It is a speedy books and will just leave you feeling satisfied.
We follow the life of Charlotte/Lola who is fed up of fame after being trusted into the limelight, all she wants to do is go back to being Charlotte. Charlotte wants to find her prince charming and it almost feels like two separate lives are being recorded in the diary/thoughts in her head that we get from reading the book.
I really liked the way the book was similar to Stacey's live, but not being too over the top, it makes you feel she wants to stay true to herself, which is Charlotte coming out. I liked reading about Charlotte and Blake when she went to New York, this was humorous as neither of them were revealing their true identities to one another.
This is the first book in a series and after reading this one and being so impressed with the story line and the characters, I would want to read the second. Charlotte was likable and I loved the way majority of the book had been written in diary form. If you enjoy this style of books then this one is for you.
I would recommend this to anyone who loves a bit of chick lit and wants something easy going round by the pool this summer.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.