Today it’s my turn on the BlogBlitz I Don’t Do Mondays by Colette Kebell.
About the Author
Colette Kebell is an author of Chick-lit/Romcom, though a relatively new one and thus far has self-published her books. Her books are light-hearted, fun and quirky and even considered by some to be inspirational. She has also found avenues to translate both into Italian (thanks to her husband), and into French, Spanish and Portuguese via Babelcube.
As a career, Colette spent her later years as a legal secretary. After a first attempt at writing many years ago (a book that still remains in her drawer) she resumed this passion a few years back, after being made redundant. After a few book signing events and a book talk, which almost caused her to collapse with nerves, Colette now spends her time between her home in the UK and her home in France.
Colette has two adorable dogs and spends some time, when not writing and marketing her books, cooking for herself and her husband, gardening or designing various items for their home. Amongst her other hobbies, she has also experimented with furniture upholstery, and she might, from time to time, have a paintbrush in her hand.
About the book
How can Mia find happiness?
Lawyer Mia’s picture-perfect dream life in New York is imploding. Her job has become too stressful, she’s exhausted from carrying her friends and what’s up with her striking, wealthy fiancé?
But when life-changing decisions force her to move to Maine, where she’ll face her often critical father and hard truths about what truly matters in life, she re-discovers a passion of her youth.
What begins as a low moment in her life quickly pushes her to consider what she genuinely wants and leads her down a new path where she must embrace the future and let go of the past. Will this move help Mia to fix her life, once and for all, and will she finally find true love?
There are quite a lot of people in this book who do not like Mondays or don’t do them at all, and we’re not even talking Boomtown Rats here. Sorry couldn’t resist the old pop culture reference there. The majority of them are affluent people who don’t even care what day it actually is. When you have plenty of money – that’s the way the cookie crumbles.
Mia is dating one of them, which often seems like the odd couple are being forced to spend time together. Unbeknownst to her he isn’t the man of her dreams, although it is clear to everyone else. He doesn’t like her friends and the question is does he really like or love her at all?
Mia might be the main character, but the other characters seem to have equal time in the story. Possibly developing others for future stories? Either way it sometimes felt like too many cooks in the kitchen and not enough food for Mia. Kebell writes a diverse, fast-paced and honest read. A bit like a combination between a Hallmark movie and racy romcom.
At times it felt as if the story was torn between these two entities, however it was still a pleasant read. The kind of read you pick up when you need a bit of escapism, a little laughter and also a wee bit of shaking the head when certain characters act like complete tosspots.