Monday, 28 January 2013

How To Get Over Your Ex by Nikki Logan

About the book
How To Get Over Your Ex by Nikki Logan was published by Harlequin Kiss on 22nd January. The book is 224 pages long.

Synopsis (Taken from
After her on-air proposal is turned down by her commitment-phobe boyfriend, Georgia Stone must learn to survive singledom. Unfortunately, thanks to a clause in her contract, she has to do it under the watchful gaze of brooding radio producer Zander Rush. And so begins the Year of Georgia! Lurching from salsa classes to spy school, Georgia discovers a taste for adventure. Her biggest thrill so far? Flirting with danger-aka the enigmatic Zander. But admitting she's ready for more than just a fling...?

What I thought
It’s not very often I read adult novels anymore mainly because I don’t have the time. The majority of what I receive for review is young adult so those and uni books pretty much take over my life. However, I have really been trying to add in something different at least once or twice a month and this is one that I read during December.

Nikki Logan begins this novel with protagonist Georgia stone proposing to her boyfriend on a radio station and being turned down. Obviously, she is mortified when he says no and just wants to run away. She’s embarrassed and never thought he would ever say no. The whole proposing on air thing was part of a promotion running at the station which would have earned Georgia a fair bit of money, had he said yes. However, running the promotion is Zander and he needs to figure out a way to fix the whole mess. He offers Georgia the chance of a lifetime - £50,000 to sort her life out and reinvent herself.

Georgia is a very down to earth character who knows what she wants and thinks she knows how to get it. She loves her job and likes being sensible. She isn’t one of those big party girls who splashes her cash around. So, when Zander offers her the money to do everything she has ever wanted to do, she doesn’t really know where to begin. Her ideas are sensible and not over the top at all. I really loved how normal she was, especially in comparison to Zander.

Zander is rich, powerful in his job and likes the finer things in life – exactly the opposite to Georgia. He’s worked very hard to be in the position he’s in now and has no problem with spending his money. He urges Georgia to push her own boundaries and do things outside of her comfort zone. Zander’s confidence could have come across as him being arrogant but it didn’t. Instead, he is just sure of himself and what he wants in life.

The journey the two characters go on together was wonderful to discover. Both have things to discover about themselves and even more so about each other. The journey they go on was exciting and sexy although the sexy parts of the book aren’t too explicit so this could be enjoyed by a range of ages. The book was also a lot of fun, which is down to all of the new things Georgia tried. I would love to be able to go and try a load of random things if I had the money to experiment. Georgia was very sensible with her money although some of the things she did try were very different for her.

How To Get Over Your Ex was not the read I was expecting it to be but I liked it anyway. It’s full of romance, seduction and excitement mixed in with a lovely story about getting to know yourself and not settling for second best.

1 comment:

  1. I really loved how to get over your ex! like you, most of my review books are YA but sometimes i like to change things up (especially since before i started blogging i usually read chick list!) so i was happy to enjoy this one so much. like you, the journey of these two characters was fun to read about and i loved them both!

    great review,

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf