My So-Called (Love) Life – A.L. Michael
Source: Review copy courtesy of Carina via NetGalley.
Tigerlily James has been a member of the Young and Bitter Club ever since she was dumped on Valentine’s day. By her fiancé.
Surviving on a diet of cynicism and margarita-fuelled ‘Misery Dinners’ with her best friends, she’s become a romance free zone…and that’s the way she likes it. Until an invitation for The Ex’s wedding arrives. Suddenly in need of a plus one, Tig has little choice but to bin the takeaways, ditch the greying underwear collection…and start pretending to view the opposite sex as something other than target practise.
Then, she meets Ollie – ie. the perfect solution. No sex. No strings. Fake boyfriend. The only catch is that she has to pretend to be his girlfriend for three whole months.
Dating without the heartbreak: the best idea Tig’s ever had, right? Wrong!
I have to say that A.L. Michael is seriously becoming one of my top authors for her witt and sarcasm. She’s right up there for me with the likes of Rebecca Chance, Lucy Robinson, and Lucy-Ann Holmes.
My So-Called (Love) Life is proof of that. It is sharp, funny and seriously sarcastic. It has amazing characters who you fall into an easy relationship with. No really you do. You feel like you’ve known heroine Tig and her friends Ame, and Dana all your life. That you are there friend as well. I know this happens a lot in great chick lit books, but the best thing about this is because it happens straight from the very beginning. For me this shows a special skill from an author. The plot is original, entertaining, and by far one of the best chick lit books I’ve read in ages.
Seriously funny. Seriously charming. Seriously sexy. Seriously fucking awesome. Oh and it has THE best book-boyfriend in ever! All hail king Ollie Carver.
Seriously it’s a book of nothing but pent up sexual frustration. Amazing!