After Wimbledon was reviewed by the amazing Simona Elena! Lets find out what she thinks about it.
I was so excited to read this book and it’s my first review for chicksthatread, so I hope you like it.
This is the story of Lucy Bennet, 28. She is a tennis pro and the book starts just before the beginning of Wimbledon, one of the Grand Slam tournaments. I’m a big tennis fan, so I was really happy about the theme and the surroundings.
Lucy has played professionally for 12 years now and is thinking about retiring and starting as a coach at her club. Or should I rather say her family’s club. Her parents, especially her mother doesn’t seem so happy about that.
Lucy is in a relationship with Joe Harker, also a tennis pro. Their relationship is not what you call a normal one though ;) Not telling you more here, find out for yourselves…
Then there is Sam Pennington, Joe’s arch-rival. Lucy’s had a crush on him for years, but she was too shy about it. Sam plays for Lucy’s club as well and guess what? He wants to retire as well and he announces that just before the tournaments starts.
Sam and Lucy start talking more and more and they get along really well. They were drawn to each other and I loved how Jennifer describes all these scenes, where their relationship developed. The most important thing: They want the same things in life, which I think is so sweet.
Now let’s talk about the tournament a little bit. The atmosphere was great and I as a reader felt so close to all of it. The matches, the press conferences and everything what happened around it. Jennifer found a perfect vivid and real way to put this into the story. Not only the tournament, but also Lucy’s feelings and emotions were included beautifully and very carefully. I could relate to Lucy all the way. Throughout the story she had to figure out what she wanted and she went through a range of emotions. She had to deal with the problems of her parents, figure out her feelings and think about her future. I was glad she had her best friend Adrienne there. And then Sam was there for Lucy all the time as well, so sweet and caring. And also very patient since he waited for her to finish things with Joe…. I was actually really impatient, I couldn’t understand why she waited that long, because Joe is just… Well, let’s just say, I didn’t like him at all.
Some articles in the press bring some more drama and misunderstandings into this fabulous and entertaining story. We find out more about both their pasts and families. It was so interesting to find out more and I just wanted them to clear everything and find a way to be together, cause Lucy and Sam are just the cutest couple ever!
Be prepared for a light hearted, funny, entertaining, gripping, vivid, sparkly and awesome story! I couldn’t put the book down and I think it’s the perfect mixture love, drama, tennis and entertainment. A must read, which is perfect for summer!!!
Review For The Dr Pepper Prophecies
Wonderful British Choc- Lit! Funny and observant this book will show you what happens when a woman stuck in limbo finds her way. I loved The Dr Pepper Prophecies, with diverse characters the book was a real hoot. From a blue cervix to blind dates the shocking revelations that unfold are down right hilarious.
Leading lady Mel is a bit of a walking disaster, but behind all her problems is really a woman confused by the life she is leading. What I loved about Mel was her thought process and Jennifer Gilby Roberts brings us one wacky chick.
Once you start reading you won't want to stop, you are immediately drawn to Mel and straight away you want to solve all her problems, if it was a film you would be screaming at the tv "Nooooo, Can't you see he is your Harry to your Sally!"
This is a seriously funny book you will giggle all the way through it, Mel sets up blind dates with totally inappropriate men, she freaks out on a plane which is still one of my favourite moments of the book!
5 Hilarious Stars
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I also read After Wimbledon & loved it! Game, Set, Match! Jennifer Gilby Roberts Nails it again, with another fabulous Chick Lit Novel!!
Make sure to check out The Dr Pepper Prophecies & After Wimbledon Witty, Romantic & Down Right Addictive!
Thanks For Reading Lovelies
A Massive Thank You To Simona Elena For Reviewing After Wimbledon
A Massive Thank you To Jennifer Gilby Roberts!
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I'm a bookwhore, yes I said it, I have no shame, I will wander off with any old book I'm not even a little bit ashamed. Twenty Seven, Mum, SEND Teaching Assistant, general beauty hoarder and lover of the Irish.