Some days Bee feels invisible. Most days Bee does not feel as if she is ‘living her best life’.
Sure she has a loyal group of friends, a job she’s good at, and a small London flat to call home, but a lot of the time, Bee feels as if no one actually ‘sees’ her.
Her best friend, the unfeasibly handsome and successful Luca Donato does not have that problem. People are practically falling over themselves whenever they see Luca, but one thing the two friends do have in common, is they haven’t yet found the ‘One’. When their friend Tia challenges them to change all that through online dating, Luca and Bee set about the task with very different levels of enthusiasm.
The saying goes that you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince, and it’s not long before Bee is ready to admit defeat. But with Luca inundated with potential love interests, Bee is determined not to give up. Surely her perfect partner is out there somewhere…
I have been a fan of Maxine’s work for a while. I haven’t quite caught up with everything that she has written, which is something that I hope to rectify fairly shortly. I read the synopsis for ‘Living Your Best Life’ and it certainly sounded like the sort of feel good and fun read that I needed at that time. Well it was certainly all that and more. I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Living Your Best Life’ but more about that in a bit.
As with all of Maxine’s books, I was drawn into this story from the very first word on the very first page. As soon as I started reading, I knew that I was reading something special and that I would find it increasingly difficult to put the book to one side for any length of time. My Kindle wasn’t exactly glued to my hand but it might as well have been because it travelled everywhere with me. I think part of the reason as to why I became addicted to this story was because I loved both lead characters so much. I ended up feeling as though they had become friends of mine and I simply had to know how the story panned out and whether or not they got the ‘happy ever after’ ending that both so deserved. I became so wrapped up in the story that I lost all track of time and just how quickly I was getting though the story. This was one of those books that really made me chuckle and really cheered me up. All too quickly I reached the end of the story and I had to say farewell to Bee and Luca.
‘Living Your Best Life’ is superbly written but then I have come to expect nothing less from Maxine Morrey. Maxine has a writing style that is easy to get used to and easy to get along with. In fact the text read more like a chat between friends rather than a story. I hope that makes sense. For me, the story hit the ground running and maintained a gentle pace throughout. I love the way in which Maxine describes her characters so vividly that they seem just as real as you and I. I love the way in which Maxine makes the reader feel as though they are part of the story themselves. That’s how I felt anyway.
In short, I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Living Your Best Life’ and I would recommend this book to other readers. I will certainly be reading more of Maxine’s work in the future. The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a very well deserved 5* out of 5*.