Book Review Challenge – Review from E.L. Lindley

Today’s book review comes form E.L.Lindley.

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She chose to read “Boot Camp Bride” by Lizzie Lamb,

Boot Camp Bride by Lizzie Lamb

Boot Camp Bride by Lizzie Lamb

THE PERFECT WEEKEND READ!

 

Boot Camp Bride is the perfect weekend read, it’s a light hearted, feel good page turner and once I’d started it I couldn’t put it down. The story sees Charlee Montague, an ambitious, feisty young reporter paired with award winning photographer Rafael Ffinch in order to pose as an engaged couple at a boot camp for brides to be. As far as Charlee is concerned the mission is about gaining an expose on a supermodel and her Russian oligarch boyfriend but it soon becomes clear that there is more to the assignment than she knows.

 

In Boot Camp Bride, Lizzie Lamb has created a wonderful protagonist in Charlee. She is every bit the gutsy, contemporary heroine and I loved her immediately. Charlee is a fiercely ambitious over achiever and we are given an insight into why when Lamb introduces her difficult, hard to please mother. Charlee’s enthusiasm is the perfect foil for the jaded, been around the block Rafael. More used to working in gritty environments and, having just survived a kidnap attempt in Columbia, Rafael is not impressed by Charlee’s perky approach. And this conflict is where the true delight of the novel lies as the two of them engage in deliciously witty repartee. Lizzie Lamb’s skill as a writer shines through in her clever and often hilarious use of dialogue.

 

The novel succeeds on many levels; it is a light hearted romp, interlaced with mystery and danger to keep the reader guessing. At the same time both the central characters and background characters are believable and likeable. If you’re looking for a bit of escapism from real life then this book delivers in spades.

Find a copy here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

16 thoughts on “Book Review Challenge – Review from E.L. Lindley

  1. Reblogged this on Lizzie Lamb and commented:
    Many thanks to EL Lindley forr writing this review for Boot Camp Bride. I know some people might think that writers are a bit of a precious bunch, but receiving such a positive review really made my day. The writing, editing and reviewing process necessary to produce a well-crafted novel is long and arduous, but if I didn;t enjoy it I wouldn’t be working on #3 right now. A review like this really bucks up a writer and spurs them on. Thanks again to Rosie for organising this review tour and to EL for writing it. You both rock.

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  2. Many thanks to EL Lindley for writing this review for Boot Camp Bride. I know some people might think that writers are a bit of a precious bunch, but receiving such a positive review really made my day. The writing, editing and reviewing process necessary to produce a well-crafted novel is long and arduous, but if I didn’t enjoy it I wouldn’t be working on #3 right now. A review like this really bucks up a writer and spurs them on. Thanks again to Rosie for organising this review tour and to EL for writing it. You both rock.

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  3. Great review of a great book! I loved the hero in Boot Camp Bride, and Charlee reminded me of myself as a rookie journalist, while some of her quips are just pure Lizzie at her best! Funny, sexy and intriguing …lovely.

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  4. A good example of a well done review. Any author would be pleased to have this. You don’t give the story away, you tell me if it is well written (otherwise, why bother) and why. As a potential reader, I find this review helpful!

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  5. I’m so pleased my review has been well received. I really think Boot Camp Bride is the perfect holiday read for anyone looking for suggestions. It’s fun, lighthearted and feel good – what more could you want?

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