Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella


Happy Publication Day to Sophie Kinsella!   Most known for her Shopaholic series, her books are full of interesting characters, humour and romance. Love Your Life was no exception.

Ava is a young woman who thinks that love should be found meeting someone in person and not using a variety of apps and algorithms. She’s a woman who has a lot of ideas which she starts, but has a problem with completing. When she has an opportunity to attend a remote writer’s retreat in Italy, she sees this as a way of completing the novel she is determined to write.

At the retreat, the attendees are told that they are not to communicate about themselves and to keep their lives (and names) from the outside world separate. During the retreat, Ava “Aria” meets Matt “Dutch” and the two end up having a whirlwind vacation romance. What they didn’t expect was that they both lived in London and could continue this romance back in the real world. Would they feel the same about one another once they truly got to know each other?

I really enjoyed this book. Ava and Matt’s holiday romance was truly romantic and I felt myself swooning. Once they returned home to their separate households, (both very unique), and their diverse and quirky set of friends, the flavour of the book changed to humour. I really appreciated that there were so many well-developed characters (I can see this group with their own sit-com). The book was engaging throughout and I loved the twists to the story which kept me wanting to read more. This is not only a great romantic comedy - it is also a story of the personal growth we experience as a byproduct of relationships.

Thanks to Netgalley and Penguin Random House Canada for the ARC of this book in exchange for the honest review provided here.

My rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5.

36 comments:

  1. Sounds like a really cute read!

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  2. This sounds like a really cute romance. I don't usually read romance books, but I feel like this would be a really fun, laid back book to enjoy as a nice escape from the world. I find that I'm drawn more to books like this as of late with all the negativity in the world.

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    1. I feel the same way Britt! Thanks for your comment!

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  3. Hi. Is the humour sufficiently good to make up for the fact that its a romance novel (two words that would normally be sufficient to prevent me from reading a book!) ;-) I'll mention it to my wife, she likes this type of book (and I'm sure she has other Sophie Kinsella books already)

    BTW what does the TLA ARC stand for? Something Reading Copy?

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    1. Thanks Richie. There is a lot of humour and if your wife is a fan of the author she is sure to enjoy it. ARC is Advanced Readers Copy which is a pre- publication copy before the final published copy ( it may have slight errors). Thanks for your comment.

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  4. Humour and Romance....sounds like the perfect book to read during this cozy season.

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  5. It's been a while since I read any Sophie Kinsella but humour and romance make the perfect snuggle and and escape for a while read. Great review, Jodie, thank you for sharing! Lisa

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  6. Your review makes me wish romance was my thing! Lol. Sounds like a good book.

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    1. Thanks! Rom com is one of my favourite genres because of the banter! Not really a fan of the steamy stuff. Thanks for your comment!

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  7. Great review! This sounds like a really delightful read. Perfect bit of escapsism and fun - thanks for sharing.

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  8. You had me at "remote writer's retreat in Italy".

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  9. Ah this book sounds awesome! I remember enjoying the Shopaholic series when I read it years ago. I love the idea of a romance novel taking place in Italy and on a writer's retreat. Such great escape reading! Will have to keep my eyes out for this one.

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  10. Oo, this sounds like a really interesting premise! I love books where people meet by chance and then discover that perhaps it was not chance.

    I also love seeing how characters change once they fit back into their home settings. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I’m not normally into romance type books but this sounds fun and cute!

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  12. I love Sophie Kinsella books! I read 4 of them last year and I will definitely check this one out.

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    1. I’m so happy to hear from another Sophie Kinsella reader! Thanks for your comment. 😊

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  13. Love your life sounds like a book I'd like to read. Thanks for sharing ypur review.

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  14. Wow sounds like a really interesting retreat and a pretty unique idea for a romance book! I like the uniqueness of the plot. Thanks for the honest review!

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  15. Great review! I love Sophie Kinsella's books! I definitely want to read this one. ☺️

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  16. This sounds like a really great light read. I've heard a lot of good things about Sophie Kinsella but I've never read any of her work. It's great that the characters are so well developed. This sounds like a good holiday read, or a cosy Sunday x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  17. Wow!! This sounds interesting. Really curious to know, how do Ava and Matt proceed in their relationship further.
    This is another great review. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I'm glad you thought this was a good book. I'm such a fan of Sophie Kinsella books and I'm excited to read this book.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Thanks for stopping by.

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