This book is the perfect summer read – especially since most of it is set in Hawaii but I kind of cheated and read it curled up on a very comfortable chair with the fire on in my sisters beautiful countryside house. What? I waited until a day when it was pouring down with rain outside, I promise I’ve been enjoying the sunshine otherwise! Anyway, back to the point, it’s mostly light hearted but has it’s fair share of serious moments to that get you thinking. There are loads of messages behind this book as well, like running away isn’t always the worst thing to do when you need to get a bit of space on a situation or that you shouldn’t tear yourself up with guilt for sleeping with that bad boy. But, as with all of Lindsey’s writing, it’s bloody hilarious. Some of the stuff she comes out with just makes me laugh my head off, especially because the way of her writing is often the way I talk myself. It’s just so witty (which unfortunately I am not, I admit) and she uses the funniest and oddest phrases.
What I really loved about this book was how different and unpredictable it is. At the end of the day, we all know the trying-to-resist-a-womanizing-bad-boy storyline has been done to death, but Lindsey puts a refreshing twist on it. You won’t know how it ends and a lot of the storyline is very unpredictable. I find with a lot of books one you ‘meet’ the main male character, you immediately know who the lead is going to end up with and normally how it’s going to happen too. Lindsey kept me guessing right up until the very end with this book.
My favourite character was Nick because he was a typical bad boy. He was mysterious and played games, but he wasn’t predictable either. I loved how there was so much more to know about him and as the main character warmed to him, so did we.
Charlie I loved as well, but not as much as Dan. I did love how realistic his character was though and his relationship with Tess – he did seem like the ideal bloke at first – they’d been friends for life, he was sweet and always there for her – but Lindsey still made him human and male. As in, there wasn’t any unrealistic declarations of love and he didn’t claim that he’d been in love with her all this time. I really loved that. Too many books rely on doing that and it was refreshing to see that although he was a real good guy, he was still human and could still make mistakes like freaking the fuck out after hooking up with one of his closest friends.
I definitely loved the other characters but I found Tess’s flatmate, Vanessa, to be particularly funny. She reminded me so much of Chloe from Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23!
Lindsey Kelk has always been a favourite writer of mine so I knew this book would become a firm favourite. I’d definitely recommend it – it’s longer then her other books so there’s more to read but it’s still lighthearted, funny and inspiring!
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Finally, the body cream is perfect for after my shower and really helps lock in all the products I’ve already used. It’s the final step to help keep my skin in top condition. It moisturises my body and by this point I smell so, so good!
I really love how the range is divided into different ‘moments’ and scents. The card I was given, which tells me more information about the product, says;
‘Match your mood from four enticing and sensuous collections;
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– Zesty Starfruit – Age-defying Moments of Zest
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I definitely find the whole concept interesting, how each scent can provide you with a different mood. The tangy delight body cream and zesty starfruit body scrub definitely left me feeling much more upbeat and uplifted, whereas the jasmine indulgence made me feel effortlessly relaxed and tranquil.
I was also given an Ajala Spa product – a mandarin and grapefruit massage oil which also smells amazing. Unfortunately I haven’t had the chance to review this yet as I’m not very good with massages and I’m still waiting for John Ohh to come give me one 😉
I feel very lucky to have received these products and they’ve definitely made my whole body feel smoother, cleaner and just generally in better condition. It was particularly nice using these products after my Hammam Ritual, and even weeks later my skin still feels much more amazing then it did before my massage!
Thank you SO much to Sranrom for the products, and also Aqua Pr and Ajala spa for the lovely event.
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