Book – Irrepressible You
Author – Georgina Penney
Publication Date – February 14, 2014
Type – Stand Alone
Genre – Romance
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Book provided by Author in exchange for an honest review.
You don't become a notorious British celebrity without rubbing a few people the wrong way, which is why writer and comedian Ben Martindale has decamped to Australia until the latest media frenzy dies down.
When he meets Amy Blaine, a perky blonde who dresses like a 1950s pin-up girl, he knows he's hit the satirical jackpot. He begins to fill his weekly London column with snarky observations about her life, clothes, and even their most intimate moments. It doesn't occur to him that Amy, who is letting her guard down for the first time in her adult life, might be upset - after all, it's hilarious, and his readers love her!
It isn't until Amy discovers the extent of his betrayal that Ben begins to realise just how badly he's cocked up the best thing that ever happened to him. But is it too late?
OMG…this book is just too freakin’ cute!! I so fell in love with Amy Blaine and her quirky ways – she is adorable with her 50’s style of dress, her outhouse, her leaky roof – just everything about Amy had me laughing and marveling at her strength and charisma!
Now Ben….oh how I hated him ---- enjoyed him ---- loved him ---- laughed at him ---- hated him again! What a cocky son-ova-bitch, but the best thing about Ben was getting what he deserved in the end. For once he realized just how his sarcastic writing and words can utterly devastate a person. Was he really that clueless that his articles he wrote wouldn’t hurt feelings, especially the woman he “so-called” was falling in love with. Amy opened up Ben’s world and showed him how exciting life could be – she didn’t know who he was or how famous he was – she just loved his personality and could go up to bat with him word – for – word!! Those two had me cracking up throughout the story!
Now the only problem I had with Amy was her ability to forgive Ben so easy. There were times he was such an arrogant asshole (like what happened with his car) and his words really cut Amy…but she forgave him. She gave him so many chances but the man was clueless with how to respect others and where he should draw some boundaries.
I also loved all the secondary characters in the book and their side stories ---- this book was amazing! Ms. Penney has a gift of making the reader laugh and transporting us into Australia to witness the story first hand. She pulled so many emotions out of me with this book and each character developed through the book, especially Amy. She finally put on her big girl panties and went head to head with her older sister.
Overall, this is an awesome read and I would recommend it to anyone who needs a good laugh along with a lesson filled sweet romance!