Love Your Life By Sophie Kinsella
‘Love Your Life’ is the latest book by Sophie Kinsella.
Ava is sick of online dating. She’s always trusted her own instincts over an algorithm, anyway, and she wants a break from it all. So when she signs up to a semi-silent, anonymous writing retreat in glorious Italy, love is the last thing on her mind. Until she meets a handsome stranger. . . All she knows is that he’s funny, he’s kind and – she soon learns – he’s great in bed. He’s equally smitten, and after a whirlwind, intoxicating affair, they pledge their love without even knowing each other’s real names. But when they return home, reality hits. They’re both driven mad by each other’s weird quirks and annoying habits, from his eccentric, naked-sauna-loving family to her terribly behaved, shirt-shredding dog. As disaster follows disaster, it seems that while they love each other, they just can’t love each other’s lives. Can they overcome their differences to find one life, together?
Sophie is back with an rollercoaster of a story packed with big personalities and hilarious situations.
The story is seen through the narrative of Ava who fed up of online dating and its disasters, so she takes herself away to Italy in a romantic writing retreat and it’s on this retreat that she meets a man called Dutch, who she falls in love with. But the unique thing with the relationship is that, they reveal very little about themselves having fake names Dutch and Aria. But when they are back outside in the real world, Ava and Matt realise that they’re are two completely different people and have to really work at their not so perfect relationship.
From the offset, this book is an enjoyable story, Ava is a passionate and driven character who’s obsessed with finding real love much to the amusement of her friends, but can sometimes come across as quite a flakey character with starting so many projects but never ending them. Her relationship with Matt, once they are back home is completely different. Matt is unhappy with working for the family company whilst Ava is a believer of working for living and not living for working. The couple find themselves battling to adjust to their new lives and this makes for interesting and funny reading.
Like Sophie’s previous books, the characters are a great bunch of personalities from Ava and Matt to their outspoken friends bunch of friends. I particularly liked Nell, she’s a strong, robust character battling Lupus but doesn’t stop the illness from speaking her mind and living her life and Matt’s friend Topher who also wasn’t afraid to speak out. There was also the addition of a buoyant Beagle called Harold, who was the star of the book with his cuteness and disobedient behavior.
Fun and witty from the first page ‘Love Your Life’ is another warmhearted story from Sophie that is packed with laugh loud and tender moments that will have you smiling throughout.
You can buy ‘Love Your Life’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.