Jane Costello

So far I’ve only posted beauty-related blog posts on here, however I’ve decided that I shall also start including some book reviews!  I’ll start off by admitting that I am a very slow reader.  However, there’s nothing that I enjoy more than curling up in bed, scented candle lit, with my nose stuck into a good old chick lit book!

Today I’ll be reviewing ‘All The Single Ladies’ by Jane Costello, who is one of my favourite authors!

[The Blurb]

Samantha Brooks’ boyfriend has made a mistake. One his friends, family, and Sam herself know he’ll live to regret. Jamie has announced he’s leaving, out of the blue. Jamie is loving, intelligent and, while he isn’t perfect, he’s perfect for her – in every way except one: he’s a free spirit. And after six years in one place, doing a job he despises, he is compelled to do something that will tear apart his relationship with Sam: book a one-way flight to South America. But Sam isn’t giving up without a fight. With Jamie still totally in love with her, and torn about whether to stay or go, she has three months to persuade him to do the right thing. So with the help of her friends Ellie and Jen, she hatches a plan to make him realise what he’s giving up. A plan that involves dirty tricks, plotting, and a single aim: to win him back. But by the time the tortured Jamie finally wakes up to what he’s lost, a gorgeous new pretender has entered Sam’s life. Which begs the question …does she still want him back?

[What I Thought]

 After having read ‘Girl on The Run’ and ‘My Single Friend’ by Jane Costello, I  could not wait to read this book, and I was definitely not disappointed.  As with all Jane Costello books, ‘All The Single Ladies’ promised to bring lots of laughter (yes, this book actually made me laugh out loud – not something that books normally tend to do!).

The main character, Samantha Brooks (aka Sam) was in a long-term relationship with her boyfriend Jamie.  However, Jame then decided to book a one-way ticket to South America and break up with her.  Sam had three months to convince Jamie that he was making a mistake, and that he actually belongs with her.  She tries very hard to play it cool and pretends that she’s doing great without him – even going on dates just to try and make him jealous!

It’s very easy to get involved with all the characters in the book, especially Sam, as she is so likeable & I could relate to her at times!  The book is also very current as there’s some online dating & quite a bit of Facebook involved in the story (and BOY, could I relate to this!), which made me love it even more!

The chapters are all rather short, making it very tempting to read just ‘one more’ chapter before going back to the real world and doing real world stuff.

Overall, I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a light, fun read filled with lots of laughter!

– 9/10 –