Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Book Review & Giveaway - Third Time Lucky The Honey Trap by Victoria Browne - #20BooksofSummer

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Title:  Third Time Lucky The Honey Trap
Author: Victoria Browne
Format reviewed: Paperback
Source: Review copy supplied by author
Publisher: Neville House Publishing
Publication Date: 1st June 2015
Rating: 3 Stars

A fast moving witty chick lit drama that will take you on a journey of laughter and revelations. 

Good friends Sarah a sensible simple soul, Laura bitchy complicated, Beth a ‘too cool for school’ high school teacher, and Jess a funky hairdresser, decide to honey trap Jess's new American boyfriend Richard. How could such a simple plan go wrong? Just add Jess’s new flat mate, hot sexy Elise to the mix, a few glasses of wine and you have a cocktail fit for disaster – especially when Elise honey traps the wrong boyfriend! Good friends are all Sarah needs when her uncomplicated life is jettisoned into chaos. 

Dan, Sarah’s boyfriend makes some shady life choices. But who is friend and who is foe? 

Wealthy bachelor Lee Preston sets his sights on Sarah and all Lee wants is to make her happy. Life could be fantastic when money is no object and your closet is filled with designer shoes, Oh, and his with secrets. 

I can't help but feel slightly unsettled after finishing Third Time Lucky The Honey Trap, to say it didn't finish how I was expecting would be an understatement. I enjoyed though the journey of the story and its got a great tone to it. 

The book is well paced, and is about a group of friends, but mainly about Sarah, and her life. Sarah at the start has been with Dan for five years, and although is starting to be a bit fed up is relatively happy with life, she is working in the bed department of a furniture shop with a new friend and generally having a good time. 

When Jess decides to honeytrap her new boyfriend, as she has trust issues due to her father, Elise the new flatmate who hasn't met the lads yet, decides to do it free of charge but managed to trap the wrong man, which leads to all sorts of issues for the group of friends. 

There is also Lee Preston who is a rich man who has set his sights on Sarah, but you can't help but feeling he is far too good to be true. 

Third Time Lucky The Honey Trap is Victoria Browne's second book, but I much preferred Gut Feeling. This one although still very likeable, just didn't quite work for me as well, it was light hearted, but I just didn't get a proper sense of any of the characters, and didn't really connect with them properly. 

I felt that the honey trap was such a small bit of the book, I can't understand why its even referenced in the title, whereas the theme of Third Time Lucky made much more sense. Thinking about it, I much preferred the first half of the book, which felt more real and entertaining, whereas Sarah seemed to have a personality change once Lee became involved, and I just wasn't as keen. 

Thank you to Victoria Browne for this review copy. This was my honest opinion. 

Giveaway - Win a paperback copy of Third Time Lucky The Honey Trap (Open to Europe only)

I happen to have a spare copy of this book to giveaway to one lucky winner so they can make up their own mind about this book. 

Giveaway open to Europe only, all options are voluntary, but please do what they ask, as I will be verifying the winner. Giveaway closes 23:59 27/7/2016. Winner will be announced on twitter and emailed, and they will need to reply within 7 days, or forfeit the prize, and I will re-draw for a new winner.  Good luck everyone.

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