Saturday, 31 March 2018
Can't Get You Out of My Head - Sue Shepherd
Ever since I heard the title of this book I've had an earworm! Take another look at the title.. . .🎵🎵 Can't get you out of my head 🎵🎵 La La La, La La La La La 🎵🎵 Whoops, sorry, are you singing it now? 😂
I read Love Them And Leave Them by Sue Shepherd last year and I loved it so I couldn't wait to get stuck into this one.
Beth and Lisa are twins and they're inseparable. They do everything together and they tell each other everything. Beth feels that it's time to get on with her own life but why is it so difficult for her to distance herself from Lisa? After Beth has an encounter with a young Italian boy named Mario, their loving Nanna suggests the girls take some time out and they head off to the other side of the world with their childhood friend Michelle. It's not long before they meet a group of friendly lads and one of them seems to take a shine to Beth.
Once they are back home Beth is ready to find her feet, get a job and take the step from being a carefree teenager to responsible adult, but Lisa has other ideas. She isn't ready to settle down and is more than happy to carry on partying, getting drunk and she tries to encourage Beth to do the same. When a face from the past arrives on their doorstep it could change the future for both Beth and Lisa.
I don't want to say anything else about the story, not because I didn't enjoy it, but because I don't want to accidentally give anything away.
Can't Get You Out of My Head is a story about the close relationship between siblings and families. Twin sisters Beth and Lisa felt real to me and I went through a whole myriad of emotions with them both. One minute I would be feeling sorry for Beth and her circumstances whilst being angry at Lisa for being so heartless but the next minute Lisa would have all of my sympathy and I'd think that Beth was being a heartless bitch. I must admit that I had a genuine soft spot for Nanna and she reminded me of my own nan, always there to offer support, baking and coming out with funny phrases and comments. Creating such believable characters, I think, shows what a talented writer Sue Shepherd is. I wanted to be there for all of them, I laughed with them and cried with them and I even got angry on their behalf and it's not that often that I get quite so emotionally involved.
Although at first glance, this might appear to be a light and frothy romantic comedy, don't be fooled, it's a story that has hidden depths. I absolutely loved every page and I honestly can't get it out of my head!
Can't Get You Out of My Head is available to download now at the bargain price of just 99p/99c
Amazon UK 🇬🇧
Amazon US 🇺🇸
With kind thanks to author Sue Shepherd and Jane at Corazon Books for the review copy.