Love is a Thief - Claire Garber
Source: Review Copy courtesy of Mira Books
Kate Winters is an ordinary girl, with a not-so-ordinary mission: take back what love stole!
Kate Winters might just be that girl. You know the one. The girl who, for no particular reason, doesn't get the guy, doesn't have children, doesn't get the romantic happy ever after.
So she needs a plan.
What does she like doing?
What didn't she get to do because she fell in love?
What would she be happy spending the rest of her life doing if love never showed up again?
This is one girl's journey to take back what love stole and maybe find love again along the way.
In my many years of reading I have never ever come across a book that makes no sense, but so much sense, and no sense all at the same time. Yep you read that right. That sentence summons up this book completely. A story about love losses, loves love, and what loves robbed from you told from a heartbroken and lost vessel called Pirate Kate, who decides to ask the UK one question, which is, What would you be doing for you if love didn't exist? From a red wee pod in the true love magazines office.
My heads banging, in a good way though. Love is a thief is one serious roller-coaster of emotions! You're up and down and round and back and thrown everywhere while trying to concentrate. Honest to god it's hard work. I loved it a lot though and I'm glad it hurt my head and made me won't to vomit (mainly from over indulging in strawberry creams from quality street thanks to a reference in the book).
It really does surprise you and have you joining in with the question. I must admit one tiny flaw in the book to me was Kate. I did not connect with her at all. She really started to grate on me if I'm honest. I'm a miserable cow though so it's probably just me :)
Anyway, this is one funny book and I giggled throughout it. The best advice given being give more blow jobs and the most hysterical and disturbing thing being hard, fast, dirty sex in a car by a pair of pensioners. If that alone does not make you want to read this book that you have no sense of humour whatsoever!
Love, heartbreak, gay best friends, Dancing, 10k runs in the park with fat people, Incest, Old people sex and strawberry creams. What more could you possibly want?