The bit on the back…
When Lexi and Ryan make the decision to venture home for the Christmas holidays, neither of them can wait to catch up with their families. What the pair don’t anticipate is the series of life changing events their families have been going through while they’ve been continuing with their American adventure, including a newly nudist father.
As they try to weather the storm, they discover that being back in the UK is creating more questions than answers for them as a couple and their American dream is beginning to fade. Fast.
Firstly a massive thank you to Ellen and Tay over at Chicks That Read for allowing me to be part of the blog tour for this book! This is the sequel to Ellen’s fabulous debut The Story of Us which I had the immense pleasure of reading and touring with earlier this year. You can check out my review of that here.
Although this is the sequel I am reliably informed that it can also be read as a standalone novel HOWEVER why would you deprive yourself of even more gorgeous book boyfriendness in the form of Mr Ryan Furrows? I’ll come back to him.
The story is set mainly in the UK with Ryan and Lexi returning home for the holidays to spend time with friends and meet their respective in-laws (cue nudist father in law). I was so glad to be back with these characters. I fell completely in love with Ellen’s writing in The Story of Us because she is such a fantastic chick-lit writer. If you are a fan of Lindsey Kelk you will most definitely enjoy Ellen’s writing style and flair for laugh out loud moments with your main characters.
Lexi is a fab character to read. She’s such a laugh it’s more like being right beside her while she’s telling you all of this instead of actually reading the book. The emotions are heightened in this novel especially with the families being reunited and an unexpected twist near the end is a real tear jerker! I loved seeing that Ellen can handle the serious side of life as well as writing with such humour in Lexi’s usual escapades!
Now back to the hotness I briefly touched upon before – Ryan! Gah, I fell way in love with this guy in The Story of Us he was so different to both of the men in Lexi’s relationship past that he was like a breath of fresh air in her life. I love a lot about this guy from his gorgeousness and his general “I am a sex machine” vibe, but one thing I love above all of that is how much he loves Lexi. He is literally the most adorable guy out. He is so caring and he extends that attitude to everyone in Lexi’s life. I love him!
This was such a great read with a great storyline and fab characters. It’s a definite page turner and with the story centred around Christmas it’s the perfect read for this time of year!
Make sure you check out the rest of the tour!
Now for some sexy man pics! Here are some of my ideas for Ryan!