Book Review: Love Lies

Love Lies by Adele Parks

The blurb: Fern is glaring thirty in the face and can’t ignore the love lies any longer. Life with Adam was amazing once – although these days swinging from the chandeliers means D.I.Y not S.E.X. She believes a romantic wedding should be the next step but Adam just won’t go down on one knee. Then a chance meeting with Scottie Taylor – the UK’s sexiest pop star – lights fireworks in Fern that won’t stop exploding. It’s mind-expanding love at first sight for them both so when he proposes in front of a sell-out crowd at Wembley Stadium, there’s only one answer. Yes, yes, yes!

Before you know it, Fern is living the celebrity dream in LA and a wedding planner is arranging designer shoe fittings. But isn’t it all happening a little too fast? Why is this modern day Cinderella homesick for a rented two-bedroom flat in Clapham? How do you know whether love is telling the truth? Fern must choose which version of this fairy tale is hers…

My Review… **SPOILER ALERT** This is the first Adele Parks book that I have read and I was completely drawn to it by the cover. I love those shoes! Its a beautiful and striking cover and well worth having it on your book shelf just for that!

Love Lies is sheer escapist fantasy and I have to keep reminding myself to think of it that way. If I start to think of it in relation to me or in terms of reality I tend to get irrationally annoyed. The first half of the book I absolutely loved, I think I have a hidden Disney appreciation streak. I loved the grand gestures and the romance, compared to the dullness and predictability of Fern’s current boyfriend, her new pop star was a dream. Thoughtful and charismatic and it seemed right for Fern to be with him.

But I knew at the back of my mind all the way through the lovely fluffy beginning that at some point she was going to go back to her dead beat boyfriend. I hated that it had to be true. Adele Parks does a great job in trying to convince her reader that really he was the right choice all along but the sparkly, girly part of me that loved the beginning felt cheated. Love Lies is predictable chick-lit, slightly annoying and thoroughly unrealistic but even after all of that it does sparkle!

6.5 out of 10 ******.5

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