It Felt Like a Kiss - Sarra Manning
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Ellie Cohen is living her dream. A great job at an exclusive Mayfair art gallery, loyal mates, loving family, and really, really good hair. Well, there's the famous rock-star father who refuses to acknowledge her and a succession of 'challenging' boyfriends, but nobody's perfect.
But when a vengeful ex sells Ellie out to the press, she suddenly finds herself fighting to keep her job, her reputation and her sanity. Then David Gold - handsome, charming but ruthlessly ambitious - is sent in to manage the media crisis . . . and Ellie.
David thinks she's a gold-digger and Ellie thinks he's a shark in a Savile Row suit, so it's just as well that falling in love is the last thing on their minds . . .
That cover is absolutely stunning!
So from the blurb I automatically had my suspicions on what would happen which kind of made me mad that I'd read it. I ploughed on anyway with an open mind. I adored the Heroine Ellie and thought her character was absolutely lovely. Some heroines can be a bit annoying, but Ellie with her need for perfection, her heart full of hope and her wonderful relationship with her mum Ari totally made the book for me. To be totally fair all the characters in it were well written and all brought a special charm to the story.
Going back to years before the present to see Ari's back story was a great touch. We were updated in goings on and could get a good look at situations allowing us to see some characters in very different ways and bringing a lot more emotion to the story as a whole.
If I'm being totally honest as much as I enjoyed It Felt Like A Kiss it just didn't have enough build up for me. The beginning seemed to drag and was a bit short.
It's really strange this one because it is full of all the usual things I love in a read too.
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See? A perfect read, but to me it wasn't unfortunately, which is such a shame.