Monday 10 June 2019

The Love Shack - Jane Costello || Review

Life's great when you're 29 years old with a gorgeous girlfriend and fulfilling job. Until you have to move back in with your mum . . .

 Dan and Gemma have found their dream first home, but the asking price is the stuff of nightmares. The only way they'll ever save enough for the deposit is by moving in, rent-free, with Dan's mum. It's a desperate solution, but it's only for six months. And Gemma's determined to make it work, no matter how bad things get.

 But between Dan's mum's kitchen karaoke, her constant innuendos, irrepressible argumentative streak and - worst of all - her ham and pineapple curries, life back at home would test the patience of two saints. Which Dan and Gemma most definitely are not.

 Then, as they're trying to convince themselves it will all be worth it, Gemma's past comes back to haunt her. And suddenly the foundations of their entire relationship are shaken to their core…


I was in the mood for something light and easy to read so i picked this up, ive read and own a few Jane Costello books so i knew this was a sure fire read that would tick the boxes. It was. It was not too serious, enough drama to be a page turner and this book would be at home next to a pool with a fanta lemon in hand. 

We meet Dan & Gemma, they are just getting ready to buy their first home, but they are just a bit short of the money and the solution according to Gemma? Move in with Dans mum.That is a sure fire way to save the missing money. Living with Dans mum however has its own range of challenges.

However, as a team they can work through anything, but fate has further plans and throws a spanner in the works.With Gemma trying to tackle her past alone, with Dan dealing with job issues and his mother facing her own challenges, the love shack is a read full of emotions, challenges and dramas.

I realy enjoyed this, i read it in a matter of days - it was just a good book, it made me laugh, smile and made me feel for Gemma. I really liked all the characters, i found them relatable and down to earth. This wasnt a life changing read, nor was it so full of tension but it was enough to keep me interested.

Like i said this is the perfect pool side chick lit, it was a story that flowed, was natural and comical. I would highly reccomend this if you are after something light, not so serious and just a good fashioned chick lit.

Author Info
Jane Costello was born in 1974 and is the author of nine best-selling novels. She was a journalist before she started writing books and continues to write for a number of newspapers and magazines.
Jane lives in Liverpool with her husband Mark and three young sons.
In 2016 she announced that her tenth book, You Me Everything, will be published under the name Catherine Isaac.

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