How to Find Your (First) Husband by Rosie Blake
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Isobel quits her dead-end job and travels the world seeking the man she believes she is meant to be with. A hilarious and irresistible romantic comedy about a globetrotting quest to find love. Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Lindsay Kelk and Mhairi McFarlane.
Isobel Graves moved to LA determined to be the Next Big Thing. Instead, she is dressed as a giant prawn handing out fliers promoting a fish market. Rather than attending glamorous parties and dating exciting men, her evenings consist of watching box sets with her sort-of boyfriend, whose idea of romance is a late-night drunken text.
Where did it all go wrong?
When Isobel catches sight of Andrew Parker, her childhood sweetheart, in the background of a TV news story she feels it's a sign. If she'd stuck with Andrew everything would have turned out better. Now she just needs to find him...
Join Isobel as she travels from LA to Devon and to a remote Malaysian island in search of true love.
Easy to read chick lit with all the usual boy meets girl etc.
Isobel Graves is now living in LA and doing an assortment of crappy jobs while she dreams of getting her big break in TV which seems ever far away. Dreaming of a better life and romanticising about her childhood sweetheart Andrew Parker she manages to get through some pretty awful assignments. Having 'married' Andrew Parker in school when she was 8 she writes in her diary how she can't ever believe her life without him. 20 years later Isobel still has a special place in her heart for Andrew so when she see's him in a TV new item she feels that it is her destiny to find him and see if she can find the happiness she found all those years ago in the school playground.
Isobel then embarks on a journey to find Andrew that takes her from LA to England then on to Malaysia. This is a very entertaining read, good humour although it was so predictable that didn't spoil the enjoyment of the book. I found all the characters I could connect with, I loved her mother and father.
Would be a great book to take on holiday, good descriptive passages of Malaysia, idyllic beaches, turquoise waters, turtles etc, and easy to get lost in the locations. As I said it was predictable but for all that worth reading for the humour. Nothing really to 'give away' as no surprises but still enjoyable. This gets a 4 from me, one of the better well written chick lits.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.