Title: Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Author: Charlotte Butterfield
Genre: Women’s lit, romance
Is this part of a series? It isn’t listed as one, but one of the characters have their own story as well, so they are loosely linked at the very least. It is listed under two names: Me, you and Tiramisu and Very Nearly Perfect.
Published: September 7th, 2017
Love is for the birds. After a disastrous jaunt to India to surprise her boyfriend over Christmas only to find him….. celebrating…. with a chesty blonde, Leila is beyond done. She has not had a good track record at love and she isn’t interested in continuing the race. What she needs is a man-ban. One year- no men. Just working on herself. Her friends and family are less than supportive- in fact, none of them think she can do it! Righteous indignation and the internet come into play with her blog- her man-less (by choice) days are out there for everyone to see… and it’s getting a following.
Of coarse, now that she’s set on this course she has to find HIM. Mr. Right, aka her crazy new sister-in-law’s brother Nick. A gorgeous architect with a sense of humor, loyalty and warmth. She’s never felt such a connection- and she can’t do anything about it! What’s a girl to do?
When I picked this one up I expected a light, funny rom-com. While it has it’s hilarious bits, it was so much more! I loved the premise and the characters sparkled. It was hard not to adore Leila, even when she was being foolish. Nick was fantastic foil for her and I loved how their relationship grew. It seemed really genuine. What I didn’t expect, though, was insight into the relationships around them- the picture perfect marriage of her sister’s that was falling to pieces, and the newly-weds that had yet to learn to talk to one another with terrible repercussions. We have love and relationships in all their crazy stages.
The writing style had a good flow, but I will say that sometimes it wasn’t immediately obvious when the story switched narrative. I can’t say that I loved that. It was fairly easy to pick up on- never more than a few sentences tops- but it was jarring none the less. All in all, I would give this a four star rating. I loved it and I will be looking for her other books.
On the adult content scale, there’s some language, cursing and sexual content. While this is definitely geared toward adults it was never over the top. I give it a five.
The book is out! Have you read it? What are your thoughts?
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