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Lizzy Harrison isn’t a romantic heroine. Not even close. She doesn’t have a cat, owns no more shoes than the average person, and is in no way hopelessly scatty and disorganised. In fact her life is in perfect order, and that’s just how she likes it. Okay, so she hasn’t met the right man yet, but she really doesn’t have the time what with her busy job in PR and her packed schedule of improving activities. Her diary is planned months in advance and she’s determined that nothing spontaneous will force its way into her life.
But when her best friend Lulu questions her need for control, Lizzy starts to wonder if she needs to let go a little. So when she’s thrown into the arms of her boss’s number one client, notorious comedian (and love-rat) Randy Jones, she reluctantly relaxes her hold on routine. Lizzy Harrison is about to find out that losing control could win her more than she had ever imagined.
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I've had my eye on this book for a while, not least because the cover screams UNABASHED CHICK LIT! which is my fave kind. So, when I received the book and saw that it was being touted as chick lit for those who don't like chick lit, I was intrigued.
For the record, this book probably will appeal to those who don't like traditional chick lit because it's a damn good read regardless of genre. But, I'll be honest, this IS one of the chick-littiest (is that even a word?) books I've read in yonks, and in the very best way.
It has all the elements – A funny, smart protagonist, a touch of glamour, wayward bosses, twists and turns, funky friends, kooky families and more than one sexy bloke. What, for me, sets this book apart from the rest is that it has one of the most authentic voices of all chick lit heroines I've read. One of the main reasons that Sophie Kinsella is multi gazillion selling is that she has a rare ability to create incredibly funny, warm heroines we can relate to and imagine ourselves having a night out with. Pippa Wright also has this skill. Lizzy Harrison is the kind of girl you'd probably get the giggles with.
I loved loved loved Lizzy Harrison Loses Control. Pippa Wright is a sparkling, CHEEKY new voice in chick lit and I'm totes eager to read more from her.