Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Review: It Felt Like a Kiss by Sarra Manning
Meet Ellie Cohen, one of the most perfect girls in London.
Ellie manages a swank Mayfair gallery, but it’s her life that’s a real work of art. Great job, really good hair, loyal friends, loving family. It’s only her succession of lame duck boyfriends that ruin the picture.
Oh, and the world-famous rock-star father she’s never met, who won’t even acknowledge her existence.
Then Ellie’s perfect life is smashed to pieces when her secret is sold to the highest bidder and her name, face (and pictures of her bottom) are splashed across the tabloids. Suddenly everyone thinks she’s a gold-digging, sex-crazy, famewhore.
Enter David Gold. Charming and handsome David Gold. On paper he’s even more perfect than Ellie, if only he wasn’t her father’s ruthlessly ambitious lawyer whose job is to manage the crisis – and her. He certainly doesn’t think that Ellie’s the innocent party and she doesn’t trust him at all. So why is it that every time they’re alone together, damage limitation is the last thing on their minds?
It is no secret that I am a Sarra Manning fan so when I got my hands on a copy of this book I was more than a little bit excited. Quite honestly it met all the expectations I had for it and I loved every page.
The book revolves around the story of Ellie a 20 something living in London a normal life working at a high end art galley until the day when her secret is leaked to the press and the tabloids have a field day making her out to be a sex crazed gold digger and printing unflattering pictures of her in compromising positions.
Without giving too much away about the plot I must say I enjoyed several things about this book.
I loved Ellie. She was a really down to earth character and I really enjoyed following her story and seeing with how she dealt with all the rubbish thrown at her since being thrust unceremoniously into the spotlight without any say in the matter. I loved the relationships she had with her friends and the values she had regarding family and what it means to be part of a family. The story had a really good comedic parts to it which really made me chuckle, a lovely dash of romance which was both sweet and hot in just the right amount. I loved all the the secondary chair artery in their own ways from the gorgeous David to Ellie's rock chick mother and as always with a Sarra Manning there were a fab set of cameos which made me fan girl just a little bit as you got to see characters you'd met and loved in previous books.
A brilliant read with real heart which I loved entirely. A perfect example of everything I love about books written by Sarra Manning. Highly recommended.