3 disco balls
At age 40, Emily breaks up with her long time love, Nigel, and takes it as an opportunity to re-evaluate her life. She dreamed of becoming an actress, so become an actress she will do. I enjoyed how the story is one of reclaiming your life, at any age. It is a classic rom-com, chick-lit read: if you are looking for a beach read, or taking a short plane ride, this may be your jam.
Today during my SoulCycle workout, our instructor Christina P. (who is my ultimate favorite by the way – her playlists are the best!) was speaking words of motivation to keep us climbing up the hill. I paused and rather silly of me thought of the character Emily and my inner self told me: if she can put herself out there, than I sure as heck can add more resistance to my wheel. (Yes, I am aware I admitted this out loud. To be fair I just finished a relevant chapter and it was on my mind. And yes, I know she is not real, BUT author, Jane Lambert, was a stewardess who quit her job to become an actress in her 40’s, so to me…Jane is Emily)
But I digress. I enjoyed the read, it was cute and fun. I did get a bit confused at the many references to the Italian and German languages and wasn’t really sure if the next sentence was a translation or continuing of the conversation. I also was not a fan of the ending, believe me I get the ending and appreciated it – doesn’t mean I liked it. But, this is not a reason to avoid this book.
I am also a fan of UK authors – they are bloody brilliant 😉
If you read the book I would love to hear if you agreed or disagreed. Shout out to Stacey of Whispering Stories for the book recommendation; make sure to check out her review too!
I received an arc of this book from NetGalley for my honest review.