Hallmark/Harmony-like books, chick lit, romance, my personal not-so-secret guilty pleasure, I lo. ve them there is no other way around it; they tend to be quick, right to the point and I can read them without actually concentrating. If I’m ever in need to wind down, to relax and switch my brain off letting myself be cradled in someone else’s life they are my go to.
But for how much I might like them some of them are quite… repetitive, full of controversy, toxic masculinity, insta-love/ insta-lust and… simply not relatable. You can’t see when or why these two random people fall in love, they just do and you can blame Disney for it, but this is simply not going to happen in real life.
There is no quick fix for shitty personality, there is no magical kiss for someone who kills you to boredom but mostly, in real life, it’s more than just the villain that will get hurt.
So when you actually manage to find a book of this genre that makes you actually believe in their character relationship, that shows you their steps, their pivotal moments to fall in love, then you can actually take a sigh of relief.
One in a million is one of those books. The synopsis promises you a modern gender-swapped my fair lady and it delivers you something absolutely adorable: a book long worth of delighted sigh and Mr-Darcy-helping-Elizabeth-getting-into-the-carriage-holding-her-hand-moments; filled with amazing side characters and shitty relatives. Yes, it’s not exactly a Christmas read but I’d gladly re-read this book again and again, and this almost never happens with me and romance.
s y n o p s i s :
Anne Higgins has one goal this year: to get her tiny business off the ground. But – infuriated with the advertising agency across the hall making fun of her job – Annie is goaded into accepting their crazy challenge: to make a random stranger instagram-famous in just thirty days.
And even when they choose Dr Samuel Page PhD, historian and hater of social media, as her target, Annie’s determined to win the bet — whether Sam likes it or not.
But getting to know Sam means getting to know more about herself. And before the thirty days are out, Annie has to make a decision about what’s really important…
I haven’t read anything else from this author, but I can’t doubt her talent! If all her characters are as good as the hermit-like sexy historian, or witty as the adorable and tech-savvy content creator goddess we are all in for a treat.
Honestly, this book is just plain good! Its strong suit might be how real it feels, how relatable and actual but it’s the absurdity of pure chance, the power of honesty and the cat that really steals the scene. Jokes aside, guys, it’s so good that even and Silvia ( yes, grumpy S. from my ig stories) wants to read it and she mainly reads horror books!
This story is actually fresh and vibrant, this book will make you fake in love and keep you trapped, so what are you waiting for?
NB: Please, upon reading this book don’t go seek and shave specimens of historians as this might be considered a felony.