Love, Lies and Lemon Cake
by Sue Watson (Goodreads Author)
Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: June 27th 2014 by Bookouture
This book centers around Faye Dobson a 42-ish gal who is in an unhappy marriage and working as a hairdresser. The most exciting thing in her life is when her boss, Sue, went to a cheaper hair color and they couldn't read the color names and began inventing them on their own. Faye begins to realize that her husband never pays attention to her and she spends her days fantasying about good-looking movie actors fulfilling her every need. Then one day Faye walks into a new deli in town and meets Dan. He's blonde, an Aussie and hunka-hunka good looking. He even rivals the men in her fantasies. This book is how Faye dares to dream about living a life that is fulfilling and checking off things on her life list (there is no bucket list for this gal.)
I enjoyed this book. It flowed very well. It was easy to read. But I believe this author is from the UK and she does use many forms of slang. I found that endearing and interesting to discover since I am from the USA. But this book really hit close to home. Too close sometimes. I could see myself living the life Faye has lived for so many years. This book is a sort of wake-up call for the 40-something generation. She asks us to live our dreams and believe in our dreams because we are worth it. In this book, Faye took risks and went to the edge of the cliff of love and jumped. I wonder if I would be so brave. This book brought up a bunch of emotions in me and really, that's what a good book is supposed to do, right? Read it and get to know Faye for yourself.
I received this book as an ARC from Net Galley for an honest review. This is definitely worth every penny. :)