Title: Just Say Yes
Author: Phillipa Ashley
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Release Date: June 2012
Format: Trade Paperback
How I Read It: ARC from the publisher
Rating: 4.5 Crowns
There’s one question
a girl should always say yes to…
But Lucy Gibson said no. On national TV. Now she’s hated by nearly everyone.
Fleeing the spotlight’s glare, Lucy holes up in a cottage in the country, where she just might find the right reasons to say yes after all… (from the back of the arc)
Phillipa Ashley does it again! In her latest Sourcebooks re-issue, Just Say Yes, we find Lucy Gibson dealing with the fallout of being proposed to on live television. Needing to find solace somewhere other than London, Lucy tags along with her friend and mystery author, Fiona, to Cornwall where she gets the chance to be someone else for a while.
Although being someone else gets a bit complicated when she meets reformed bad boy, Josh Standring. When presented with an opportunity to work for Josh at the cabins he owns, she quits her job in London and moves to Cornwall.
However, your past never stays hidden for long and with the help of Josh’s ex-girlfriend Lucy’s past and the press catches up with her.
When reading a Phillipa Ashley novel I always find myself drawn to the characters as well as the world that the author creates and it was the same with Just Say Yes. I simply could not put this book down and ended up staying up until the wee hours of the morn to finish it—I must say it was well worth being a bit bleary eyed the next day.
I absolutely loved Lucy and Josh. They were the perfectly designed, perfectly flawed, characters to accompany the plot. The zany cast of secondary characters made the novel even more interesting. And the antagonist of the book, Nick Laurentis, has that brilliant slapability factor that makes him the perfect roguish rake.
If someone asks you to read a Phillipa Ashley novel, my advice would be to “Just Say Yes”!
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