Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Time of My Life by Cecelia Ahern

Hello, everyone! I'm a stop today on the TLC blog tour for Cecelia Ahern's latest, The Time of My Life.

Lucy Silchester's life is a bit of a mess - but she'd never admit it to anyone. It's been three years since her boyfriend dumped her she broke up with her boyfriend. She's working as an appliance manual translator but never told anyone that she doesn't speak Spanish. And her apartment is off limits to everyone who knows her. She says it's because it's her private space but that's not quite true. And so, Lucy's life has come calling. 

At first she ignores the appointment notices altogether, but life won't take no for an answer. Now she's forced to admit that something needs to change 'cause life isn't playing around anymore. 

I love, love, love Cecelia Ahern's books! Ever since P.S. I Love You, she's been tops on my regular must read list and she never disappoints.

The Time of My Life is signature Ahern but is also a tiny bit of a twist for her as well. So far we've had a couple of straightforward romantic tales in P.S. and Dear Rosie, then we had an imaginary friend in If You Could See Me Now, a land where lost things go in A Place Called Here, and a book that told the future in The Book of Tomorrow, so the extraordinary circumstances of life paying Lucy visits in the form of a tired and frumpy man are not unusual for Ahern. No, this time around I thought that the book had a little more attitude than I remember from earlier works. Maybe I'm imagining it, but The Time of My Life seemed a little more snarky.

Lucy is pretty fabulous and I admit that she's probably one of my favorites of Ahern's heroines to date. She frequently tells stories even to the reader, following up pieces of text with the words, "I lied." It starts to become obvious when she does it and it's amusing and a bit heartbreaking at the same time.

All in all, another excellent read from Ahern, with lots of laugh out loud moments and lots of heart!

To see what others on the tour thought, check out the official tour page here.

For more on Ahern and her work, visit her official website here. You can also like her on Facebook.

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'm so glad to see that Ahern's latest was such a hit for you!

Thanks for being a part of the tour. I'm featuring your review on TLC's Facebook page today.