It Started With A Tweet by Anna Bell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Daisy Hobson lives her whole life online. A marketing manager by day, she tweets her friends, instagrams every meal and arranges (frankly, appalling) dates on Tinder. But when her social media obsession causes her to make a catastrophic mistake at work, Daisy finds her life going into free-fall . . .
Her sister Rosie thinks she has the answer to all of Daisy's problems - a digital detox in a remote cottage in Cumbria, that she just happens to need help doing up. Soon, too, Daisy finds herself with two welcome distractions: sexy French exchange-help Jean-Marie, and Jack, the brusque and rugged man-next-door, who keeps accidentally rescuing her.
But can Daisy, a London girl, ever really settle into life in a tiny, isolated village? And, more importantly, can she survive without her phone?
I enjoyed this funny realistic look at someone so reliant on technology who reluctantly agrees to do a detox and spend some time with her sister in a dilapidated run down Cottage for a couple of weeks. Daisy has disastrously pretty much ruined her career when she accidentally posts a tweet on her company’s account instead of her own and is fired. Her career in meltdown she is looking to escape so when her sister suggests this detox she thinks ‘why not how bad could it be’ but almost bails out when her sister drops both their mobiles down a well promising they will easily get them out at the end of the detox.
The Cottage is in the middle of nowhere and the only thing keeping her from going completely mad is the hunky brooding neighbour and the sexy Frenchman Alexis who has obvious designs on her.
The appeal of this book is really that we can all relate to Daisy and her dependency on technology and how she has to relearn how to exist without it - and for her, the traumas and benefits this eventually brings her.
Good laugh out loud moments, well written but pretty predictable as most of these chic lits tend to be but nevertheless a good entertaining read and worth four stars.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.