Welcome to my turn on the Blog Tour of Little White Lies and Butterflies by Suzie Tullett!
About the Book
‘Lydia knows first-hand that ‘having it all’ isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. As far as she’s concerned, when it comes to job versus family, it’s a case of one or the other. And whilst most women her age have spent year climbing the corporate ladder, shes’s made a career out of bagging her perfect man. Now nearly thirty and still single, Lydia wonders if she’d made the right choice.
Realising the time has come to take stock, she goes against her family’s wishes and goes travelling in the hope of finding a new direction. At least that’s the plan.
So when Sam comes along, she decides to tell a little white lie, re-inventing herself as a professional chef – not exactly the best new identity for a woman who can’t cook. But the truth can’t stay hidden for long and when her family show up unexpectedly things go from bad to worse…
Can Lydia find love? Will she ever learn to cook?
Little White Lies and Butterflies is a heart-warming comedy and finding your place in the world’
I really enjoyed reading this crazy madcap story of 29 year old Lydia, (soon to turn the dreaded 30!) who after a lifetime of searching for Mr Right and getting nowhere, decides to just one day leave and go and discover herself and decide what she really wants to do in Greece!
She turns up on the beautiful sounding Greek island of Kalymnos with no idea of what she wants to do and is immediately befriended by the Fatolitis family who own the Taverna and apartment she is going to be staying in.
When trying to brush off Sam, an eager climber, she tells a little white lie and another one and another one…….before she realises it she has reinvented herself as a professional chef who is in Greece to sample the local cuisine. It is here that the story starts and her lies start to unravel and she inadvertently finds herself agreeing to cater for the daughter of the Fatolitis family and her wedding…….in order to keep her secret, she also has to go on a date with Sam (who most definitely not her ideal man or so she keeps telling herself!)
To add even more stress into an already stressful situation, her family arrive in Greece!
I really enjoyed the easy flow of the writing and storyline, frustrating as Lydia can be, I liked her and although she isn’t perfect by any stretch of the imagination, she is still striving for that perfect someone. Although she struggles with her family (don’t we all) she comes to realise they are HER family and they will be there for her.
The location was absolutely perfect and what I imagined a Greek Island to be. It is so well described that I felt I was there witnessing all the madness that Lydia kept getting herself into!
A lovely easy read – perfect to read on the beach or a perfect getaway to get through the winter months!
I would like to thank Sarah Hardy and Bombshell Books for issuing me with a review copy of this book and for asking me to participate on the Blog Tour.
The next stop of the Tour is Saturday 16th September!