Thursday 24 September 2015

♥ Just The Way you Are || Lysney James || Netgalley Review ♥

Dear Ava,
How do you start writing a letter to someone, six years after breaking their heart?

Ava is unlucky in love as well as in life. The new office bitch has landed the dating column Ava wanted, and she can't remember the last time she had a second date. It's a good thing she has best friends Max and Gwen to pick up the pieces.

Deep down, Ava knows the reason why one date never turns into two - she's in love with someone else. Someone she's never even met.

It all started six years ago, with a letter from a secret admirer, Mr Writer…but then they suddenly stopped and Ava was heartbroken.

Now the letters have started again and Ava knows it could mean winning back the dating column at work. This time she's determined to unmask Mr Writer...and find out once and for all if he's Mr Right or Mr Very Definitely Wrong!

Just the way you are is a sweet, heart warming, heart wrenching story about true love. It for me at least, was perfect in everyway. We meet Ava who has just lost out on her dream job, to the office nightmare, and cant even find anything remotely close to love. However, there was something close - once. Six years previous, Ava had started reciving love letters, that were the most beautiful things ever, as the time drew closer for the pair to meet, things changed and mr writer never showed on the day he was supposed to, leaving Ava heartbroken.

 Suddenly, the letters have started again - and Ava is more unsure than ever with what to do, all she knows is, she needs answers. Throw in a work task, in order to be featured in the special valentines issue, and if nothing else, this could be a story about love. Ava decides instead of waiting for Mr Writer to fess up, she is going to find him, armed with a list (a small one) she sets about finding her answers.

Just the way you are is full of twists and turns, laughs and tears, but mainly love and friendship in support of Ava, anyone would wish to have a network of support similar to what Ava has.  
In parts i was laughing out louding, in parts i may have cried but all i know is this was a wonderful romance read, similiar to that of Lucy Diamond (and i love love love her!) and whilst my review may have taken a while, it was a fantastic debut, and i cannot wait for more from this wonderful author.


Lynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She's an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad- and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine- with her love of telling stories. She used to write her own episodes of Friends and act them out in front of her family (in fact she's sure she put Ross and Rachel together first!)

A careers adviser at school once told Lynsey writing wasn’t a “good option” and for a few years, she believed her. She tried a little bit of everything, including make-up artistry, teaching and doing admin for a chocolate fountain company. The free chocolate was brilliant. When Lynsey left my job a couple of years ago, she started writing full-time while she looked for another one. As soon as she started working on her story, Lynsey fell in love and decided to finally pursue her dream. She haven’t looked back since.

When Lynsey's not writing, eating cake or drinking tea, she's daydreaming about the day Dylan O’Brien FINALLY realises they're meant to be together. It’ll happen one day…

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