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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Crazy in Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop by Annie Darling #BookReview


You can go crazy searching for the one…

Tattooed, pink-haired, Bettie Page lookalike Nina is addicted to bad boys. Like Heathcliff and Cathy, Nina firmly believes that true love only takes one form: wild, mad love, full of passion and fire and tempestuous arguments, and she won’t settle for anything less.

But years of swiping right has uncovered nothing but losers and flings, and Nina is no closer to finding her One True Love than she ever was. And when a man from her past walks into the shop Nina knows she has nothing to fear. The geekiest boy in her school has become a boring business analyst who's welded to his iPad and with his navy blue suits and ginger hair, Noah has no chance of making her heart go pitter patter.

Which just shows how little Nina knows about bad boys, business analysts and her heart…

Published by HarperCollins
Date of Publication;  14th February 2018

Author on Twitter;  @_AnnieDarling



Previous Books in the series and my reviews of those;


As a huge fan of the first two books in this series I have been eager to read this latest installment - and my love affair with all who work at The Lonely Hearts Bookshop continues greater than ever!! Loved every minute!

The focus of this story is Nina who lives above the bookshop with Verity, and who is a fabulous character! She's grumpy in the morning (aren't we all?!), doesn't like to conform with her looks and attitudes but she still holds on to the romantic dream of finding her 'Heathcliff'! She wants that passionate relationship but the men she's meeting via the HookUpp App are always a disappointment.  She's the kind of girl that comes across as confident and happy, but underneath the exterior she's quite down on herself and wonders if she'll ever find what she's looking for.

When the owner of the bookshop brings in a business analyst to oversee how things are going, Nina isn't too keen on Noah and his interfering style! She prefers a bad boy, not a nerd in a suit so doesn't like him watching her in the shop! But the more time they spend together, the more she softens to his ways and she also gets the feeling she knows him from somewhere but just can't place him....... yet!

As she keeps searching for love, she is also keen to take on new roles at work to try and raise the profile of the shop and it is fascinating to see a character using social media in this way! It helps make the story really relevant to the readers and also give an insight into how shops are having to change the way they sell nowadays with online shopping so prevalent.

I find this series and the characters to be so comforting, witty and warm!  It's like a hug in book form when you're reading as you're so invested in their wellbeing and how the shop does! I wish there was a bookshop local to me like this one! They'd never get rid of me!!    

A fabulous read which I highly recommend! Can't wait for the next installment!!


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