I felt I should have liked Take A Look At Me Now, the formula of one part Bridget Jones and one part Sex in the City, San Francisco edition should have worked. Therein lies the problem, both of these stories were simply executed more skillfully with dynamic larger than life characters in abundance, Nell was in a word boring. I simply couldn’t bring myself to care about her whether she stayed in San Francisco, got back together with her on again off again boyfriend, what have you. I found that the most compelling character was the diner owner Annie, but by the time we met her I had already checked out. Perhaps it was just a case of my extreme prejudice against bananas tainting my opinion.. but I think her selection of the maple banana french toast was just the last straw for me.
How far would you go to make a new start? Heart-warming and romantic, Take a Look at Me Now will make you laugh, cry and cheer Nell on from start to finish.
What a difference a day makes…
Nell Sullivan has always been known as ‘Miss Five-Year Plan’. But when she finds herself jobless and newly single on the same day, Nell decides it is time to stop planning and start taking chances.
Nell blows her redundancy cheque on a trip of lifetime to a place where anything is possible – San Francisco. There she meets a host of colourful characters, including the intriguing and gorgeous Max. Very soon the city begins to feel like Nell’s second home.
But when it’s time to return to London, will she leave the ‘new Nell’ behind? And can the magic of San Francisco continue to sparkle thousands of miles away?
I can’t isolate any particular reason why Take A Look At Me Now failed to capture my interest beyond my lack of a connection with the protagonist but that seemed to ring the death knell for my reading investment.
AUTHOR: Miranda Dickinson
GENRE: Contemporary Romance/Women’s Fiction
Disclaimer: ARC was kindly provided by the publisher for an honest review.
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