August 21, 2008

Review: It's a Kind of Magic by Carole Matthews

Emma Chambers is an independent woman in love with the wrong man. Leo Harper is the boy who refuses to grow up. During their five year on-again, off-again relationship Leo has let down Emma more times than she can count but this is the last straw. Leo shows up hours late and horribly drunk to Emma’s thirtieth birthday party. After dragging Leo out of her birthday cake, where he’s passed out, Emma wishes someone would wave a magic wand over Leo and turn him into the perfect boyfriend. She knows this isn’t realistic so she decides enough is enough and breaks up with Leo. This time it’s for good.

What follows is a totally unexpected read. Every time I thought I knew what was coming next I was thrown a curve ball. This definitely isn’t your typical chick-lit read. Being a fan of Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Weiner and Jane Green I was confident I could predict the story line but I was so wrong and loved it. I was almost heart-broken by the ending but I was saved by the very last chapter. Matthews writes an entertaining story with a bit of fairy magic woven in. I highly recommend this read to all chick-lit fans.


Darlene said...

This sounds great-awesome review. I've been looking for a good chick-lit book lately and I'm going to look into this one.

cheryl c said...

I do enjoy chick-lit, so I might give this one a try!