📚 A Night in With Marilyn Monroe by Lucy Holliday.
⚪️ Source: arc courtesy of Hayley Camis at Harper Collins. Thanks lovely.
⚪️ Blurb: After dating the hottest man on the planet, Dillon O’Hara, Libby Lomax has come back down to earth with a bump. Now she’s throwing herself into a new relationship and is determined to be a better friend to best pal, Ollie, as he launches his new restaurant.
Despite good intentions, Libby is hugely distracted when a newly reformed Dillon arrives back on the scene, more irresistible than ever. And when another unwelcome guest turns up on her battered sofa in the form of Marilyn Monroe, Libby would willingly bite her own arm off for a return to normality.
But while she hasn’t been watching, someone else has filled the Libby-shaped hole in Ollie’s life and she realises she could be about to lose something that means everything to her. Libby doubts that Marilyn is the right person to offer her advice, but perhaps she should listen up, before it’s too late…
⚪️ My review: Sometimes all we need is a good old girly read. Fun, flirty, completely down to earth and dramatic enough to make you want to find out what happens next. You would think a book like that is easy to find but believe it or not it’s actually rare you will. So when you do find one that keeps you on your toes as well as allowing you your wind down time then you know you’ve got yourself a book for life. One you will turn to again and again and again. One you will lend out to your friends and family (as long as they give it back mind) and one you will just always love. A Night in With Marilyn Monroe is one of those books.
Now, this is in fact book two of the Libby Lomax book series. Book one being A Night in With Audrey Hepburn, clocked that connection there don’t you ay? Go ‘ead! Anyway, I’ve got to stick me hand up here and confess that I’ve not in fact read book one. I know, I know, I’m a disgrace aren’t I? I mean I’ve got it too, pure bloody laziness at its best. The cheek of me. So, obviously because of this I was going in eyes shut and being honest sometimes that really throws me of kilter because I hate knowing I’ve missed something, and some series books either update you dead well, or give you hints and wreck your head, or give you nothing. But honestly this one is fine to read as a stand-alone. It finishes ready for book three though so I’m a bit pissed I didn’t start from book one. It’s thoroughly enjoyable never the less though.
Anyway, it’s funny, it’s fast, it’s flirtatious, it’s dramatically over the top and is just a little more than special.
⚪️ Book details:
ISBN 10: 0007582269
Publication date: 03/12/2015
Paperback Price: £7.99
E-book Price: £2.99
Audio book Price: £11.37
⚪️ Author details: Lucy Holliday’s first major work, a four-line poem called ‘The Postman is Very Good’, was completed shortly before her fifth birthday. It was such an enjoyable experience that she has wanted to be a writer ever since. She is the author of A Night in with Audrey Hepburn and A Night in with Marilyn Monroe. She is married with a daughter and lives in Wimbledon. And is overly invested in Disney Movies.