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REVIEWED BY KIRA SLAUGHTER
When Lucy’s brand-new boyfriend and extremely popular winner of reality TV show Hot Shots, Nick Laurentis, proposes to her live on air she’s stunned- into silence. Every girl loves a romantic gesture, but she’s just not ready for that kind of commitment. With the press hounding her as the one who callously broke Nick’s heart, Lucy flees her London flat to seek refuge in an isolated Cornwall cottage. But if she’s hoping for the simple life she’s in for a shock…
This is the third book of Phillipa Ashley’s I’ve read and I can understand why she won an RNA New Writers award for her first book ‘Decent Exposure’. The stories she writes are fun and light-hearted and the characters even more so.
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Just Say Yes focuses on Lucy, a girl who has become a public hate figure for turning down a proposal live on TV. Wanting to get away from everything she goes to Cornwall with her friend Fiona and her dog Hengist. When she realises that she’s not being followed by the paparazzi, she settles into village life and meets the locals, and in particular one very gorgeous local!
As with all good chick lit you obviously need a male lead, the romantic hero that swoops in and sweeps our main girl off her feet. And as luck would have it this book delivers a hero in the shape of Josh (who in my head resembles Wentworth Miller going by Ashley’s description, which immediately gets my vote!) He’s not a hero as such but he is the owner of four cottages similar to the one our heroine is residing in. They meet each other after a very amusing incident when he catches Lucy coming out of the shower. From then on they continue to bump into each other, and as with her previous books Ashley builds the sexual tension up to such a point that it made me want to scream ‘Just get together, goddammit!’
I won’t carry on in case I spoil the plot for you but I will recommend you read ‘Just Say Yes’. If you’ve read any of Ashley’s previous novels then this will not disappoint. Even though I could predict the ending I still enjoyed it and will definitely be reading her next book.
I thoroughly recommend this book to all you die hard chick litters out there!
I’m giving it a ten out of ten!