Thursday, 7 September 2017

Book Review - Too Damn Nice by Kathryn Freeman - Blog Tour

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Title: Too Damn Nice
Author: Kathryn Freeman
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley 
Publisher: Choc Lit
Publication Date: 30th July 2017
Rating: 5 Stars

Nice guys don't kiss like that ...
Do nice guys stand a chance? 
Lizzie Donavue went from being the sister of his best friend to the girl Nick Templeton most wants to kiss. On her birthday, he finally summons up the courage to make his move. But it looks like Nick’s missed his chance when he discovers that Lizzie has been offered a modelling contract, which will take her away to the glamorous fashion scenes of New York and Los Angeles.

Nick is forced to watch from the sidelines as the gawky teenager he knew is transformed into Elizabeth Donavue: top model and ultimate English rose pin-up, forever caught in a whirlwind of celebrity parties with the next up-and-coming Hollywood bad boy by her side. 

But then Lizzie’s star-studded life comes crashing down around her, and a guy like Nick could be just what she needs. Will she take a chance on him? Or is he just too damn nice?

Completely wasn't expecting Too Damn Nice to have me at the edge of my emotions for a significant amount of the book. For some reason the writing really got under my skin and affected me a lot, and I was astounded by how much depth there was in this book, than perhaps I was expecting from the blurb. 

For I thought I was getting a book about a super model, who turns to an old friend in a time of need, while predominately getting lots of the glitz and glamour of the worlds of New York and Los Angeles. And while there are elements of that in the book, there is so much more than meets the eye too, which is what made me love it even more. 

I will say that Nick has to be one of the nicest male leads I have read for a long while. In fact I agree with the title, he was just "Too Damn Nice" for most of the book, to the extent that I would have loved him as a friend, but anything more perhaps not.  Well at least until one certain scene which is when I suddenly wish I could have swapped places with Lizzie! 

Wow Lizzie's life though is a mess, and rather long prologue gave a good indication to her background with Nick, as well as a tragic happening 2 years before this book gets going. It's from the first chapters that we realise just why Lizzie is a bit of a wreck, and I don't blame her in the slightest, and it was interesting to see how she dealt with everything that was thrown at her in the story. 

Too Damn Nice just drew me into the book and set me on an emotional journey of ups and downs. I felt everything going on just so intensely and really wasn't completely sure how the book would turn out. I am now convinced that with every book Kathryn Freeman writes, that is is improving massively, and coming out with even better stories each time. 

Thank you so much to Netgalley and Choc Lit for this copy of the book which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 


A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero.
With two teenage boys and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn't always about hearts and flowers - and heroes come in many disguises.


 A paperback copy of Before You (Open internationally)

1 comment:

  1. There are most certainly some people who are just too nice and unfortunately they usually get taken advantage of - my hubby says I'm too nice at times but I just don't see it, to me I'm just being me. Thanks for the chance to win!


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