01/02/2014

Book Review: Forever Fredless by Suzy Turner

Blurb: Kate Robinson has spent the past two decades yearning to find her soul mate, the boy she found and then lost during a family holiday. Shortly after her twenty-eighth birthday, however, she inherits a fortune from an old family friend and becomes something of an overnight celebrity. Can her new-found fame lead her to him after all this time?

Suzy Turner tells the story of Kate Robinson with much detail, passion and the demure glam of an Eve-ish lookalike magazine.

Do you believe in love at first sight? Sometimes, we try to ignore it thinking it's just a myth. But that's just because it hasn't happened to some of us.

Well it did with Kate.

What if we you do meet a guy at twelve? Would it still be love at first sight?

What if this guy disappears right after you two danced to Right Said Fred? What if you name this guy your Fred, look for him through your teens right at the place you met, but all you find are memories... with him?

Now you are all grown up. And haven't had the best of relationships because well, there's always one guy on your mind, Fred. You have the average woman-in-her-late twenties dream job, a columnist in an Eve-lookalike magazine. What if you get bequeathed with a huge inheritance? Now you can actually afford the labels, give money to your dad who ditched your mum for her best friend's daughter, giveaway to charity as your mum leaving a rustic life in Africa does with her soulmate, buy a house and now a good car. Maybe writing a little biography of your life concerning this Fred you've never found and your new inheritance wouldn't hurt, you think. But then the article goes stellar, and your fame is equivalent to that of the Three Idiots*. Paparazzi is on your tail, waiting to grab your every horrible moment, you are on so many shows these days you stopped keeping count and suddenly the tabloid jokes are all on you (and certainly not funny anymore). But then your inbox is flooded with so, so much mails of men claiming to be the Fred. What's a girl hitting her thirties in singledom got to do? Surely scanning these profiles would be tempting.

Especially when your soulmate might just be among the Fred pile!

I dig the storyline. It's timeless. Soulmates, love at first sight. Awesome. Everybody has either experienced it or thought of the prospect. So, —★

This book really has a theme that arouses questions in the mind of the readers. Like the fact that are there really soulmates? Or ones you meet at the tender age of twelve? Really, should a guy you meet at twelve be considered as your soulmate? Or should you live your whole life trying to find that one guy who caught your eye at twelve? All these questions possibly answered at the resolution when our lead attains fulfilment. —★★

>I did find our lead girl very relatable, one whose life you'd actually love to marvel at (all the life on the Fab lane stuff), and sympathize with. Actually love that YA lovers would love this because our lead has a sense of appeal that young adult readers wouldn't fail to acknowledge—★★★

The other cast in this book were OK to read about. But not slamming entertaining. Maybe I did love Lizzie the boss with many cats, and Freddie the ridiculous gay, and our lead's mother.

I really wished I could have loved, loved this book. I really wished the humor was amped! It would have made it terrific and picked up the pace a bit.

But all in all, this was a four star read

Forever Fredless is available on Amazon in both kindle and paperback.

Totally recommend this to anyone who loves a Chicklit that's new aldult-ish. Someone looking for a title with a theme we could all nod to. If you love happy endings, you'd be pleased with this' end note.

My work not done here. Off to post my review on Goodreads as well as Amazon.

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