REVIEWED BY KIRA SLAUGHTER
Rachel Summers loves a to-do-list:
- Great Job
NOT on the list:
- Being Dumped
Best friends Emelie and Matthew ride to her rescue with an entirely new kind of list- The Single Girls To Do List. Rachel doesn’t know it, but it will take her on all kinds of wild adventures- and get her in some romantic pickles too. And then it won’t be a case of what but who she decides to tick off…
Mr Bendy yoga instructor
Mr teenage sweetheart in Toronto
Mr persistent ex
Mr deeply unsuitable
The Single Girls To-Do List gives Rachel the perfect heartbreak cure- and proves love is out there if you’re willing to take a chance.
I’m a massive fan of Lindsey Kelks’ books, and her I Heart series are some of my favourite chick lit novels out there. When I heard that The Single Girls To-Do List was due to be released this year, I was as giddy as a woman in a half price Topshop sale who has just been paid!
Initially I was curious as to how Lindsey Kelk was going to top her last three books with her first stand alone novel… I was not disappointed as she managed to create another loveable character in Rachel Summers, much like she did with Angela Clarke in the I Heart books.
Rachel has found herself in a situation which every woman can relate to- she’s just been dumped. Now we all know the drill when we’ve been dumped: load up the freezer with a tonne of Ben and Jerry’s, drown your sorrows with vodka/wine and slap on a rom com you know is going to make you bawl your eyes out. However, Rachel chooses not to follow this routine, instead her friends concoct a list for her. A list that contains some most interesting goals; travel to another country, get a tattoo, get a makeover, etc.
I loved the idea of doing something like this; half of the time we wish we could do something really out there, but, if you’re anything like me, end up chickening out at the last minute. Rachel has no choice in the matter and as the story unfolds she winds up in some very funny situations (step forward the scene at The Savoy, had me chuckling away).
Combine the list with some genuinely funny characters and a rather gorgeous male lead (well, he looks gorgeous in my head anyway!) you have the recipe for a fabulous book which is perfect for the beach, or to just curl up after a long day at work. I found it hard to put this book down and I’m pretty damn excited about her forthcoming book, the fourth part in her I Heart series, I Heart Vegas.