Ahoy there! Welcome to Part Three of my ‘Year of Saying Yes’ which is shaping up to be a corker. I’ve been chock-a-block with your dares:
– I’m now a health guru (I officially know what an ‘alfafa sprout’ is… bow before me)
– I faced my fears and shared my wisdom with others #realtalk
– After years of resenting Princess Perfect Pants – aka my sister, Olivia – we finally made up. In Paris, no less. Très bon!
But it hasn’t all been green smoothies and gadding about in gay Paris. There I was, floating on Cloud Nine with the man I thought was my dream guy until I crashed down to earth with a big fat bump when I discovered a big fat secret. Ouch.
But don’t fear, ye of little faith! New Izzy is made of tough stuff. Right?
When I started this four part novella series I was laughing at almost every page turn, I found the concept fresh and original and I was enjoying the scrapes Izzy was getting herself into. Somewhere between parts 2 and 3 that has got lost and I didn’t get the same enjoyment reading part 3 as I did with the earlier one’s.
I didn’t laugh, not once with this, the story seems to have taken a more serious turn and the lighthearted feel we had in the beginning seems to have gone. The dares aren’t as much fun and Izzy has changed, which you would expect, but I don’t actually like the person she’s turned into so I’m not enjoying reading about her and the way she is being.
I get annoyed that she equates having lost some weight and now being a size 8 as a reason for being happy. As though being skinny is an answer to happiness. I found her quite whiney and immature, and her taste in men is pretty damn appalling (but I have been saying that since the beginning)!
I think much of what is happening is supposed to be funny but it’s lost on me. I’m just not getting it, where i was finding this a funny lighthearted read in the beginning, and I really was belly laughing for much of the first two parts, I just couldn’t get with the programme with this one and read it in a stoney silence waiting for the penny to drop and wake up my sense of humour.
Overall, taking the whole story as one I’m still enjoying it and if it was a novel I think this would be that unfortunate section you sometimes get to where you just read through quickly to get back on track. I’m going to buy and read the final part and I’m hoping that the excitement I felt initially will return.
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Title: The Year of Saying Yes: Part 3: She Who Dares
Series: The Year of Saying Yes
Author: Hannah Doyle
Genre: Romance | Chick Lit
Publication Date: 26 January 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US