Following a break-up with her boyfriend, an unfulfilling career, and a general bad taste in clothes, Kasey Addison feels lost in her own life. With the help of her best friend, Amanda, Kasey embarks on an unexpected journey to rediscover life and love, starting with a whirlwind London jaunt.
Surrounded by red telephone booths, double-decker buses, and men in fuzzy black hats, Kasey falls in love with mud baths, Jane Austen, and stone cathedrals. And in the middle of London she meets Lincoln Davis, a Texan with a really great tan, and her life gets even more unrecognizable.
When her spur-of-the-moment vacation is over, Kasey, a junior marketing consultant, finds herself on the marketing team for LETA, a growing cosmetics company. Kasey’s thrown into the fast-paced world of promotional galas, photo shoots, and magazine interviews. When the owners of LETA decide to release their very first fragrance, Kasey’s new assignment is to find out what love looks like and then find a way to sell it. With the help of Amanda and a few new friends, and with a rekindled relationship with the Lover of her soul, Kasey discovers that sometimes love looks like what we least expect.
I hear London calling! This book awakened my travel bug and desire to go on another missions trip. This book fits solidly in the chick-lit genre with its witty humor and romantic shenanigans. Lincoln pretty much embodies exactly what I look for in a man (heart for God and missions, compassionate, intelligent) and Kasey is a real woman with real doubts and insecurities that most women will identify with. I wish that Kasey and Lincoln’s long-distance relationship was drawn out with more detail rather than simply referring to emails, texts, and Skype and a couple of weekend trips. I loved how the author examined the very common dilemma of how to balance your professional life and personal life without compromising your desires or identity. Overall, I found this book very enjoyable and perfectly appropriate for the Valentine’s season. A solid debut novel from a promising author.
**Thank you to Brandy Bruce for providing a review copy**