Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off – Jill Steeples

Let's call the whole thing offFormat:  E-Book (Kindle)
Published: January 8th 2014
Publisher: Carina UK
Pages:  198 pages

Rating: 4/5

The Blurb
Reasons why you should never, ever, read your best friend’s diary (even if it has fallen to the floor, pages open oh-so temptingly…):

1) It’s morally indefensible.
2) She would never trust you again.
3) You probably know it all anyway…

So what harm could the tiniest peek do…? Answer: Lots! The best reason for never reading your best friend’s diary: You might just find out something you really didn’t want to know! Learning her fiance, Ed – the guy she’s supposed to marry this weekend! – is having an affair with her best friend, is a devastating bombshell for bride-to-be Anna. Confused, hurt and absolutely livid, she hops on the first train to anywhere-but-here in need of some serious soul searching.Can she ever forgive Ed? Who is Anna ‘sans Ed’? And more importantly, should she go through with the wedding or should she just call the whole thing off?

(Blurb from Goodreads.com)

The Review
Thank you to the author Jill for sending me a copy to read and review.

If you found your best friend’s diary open on the floor would you read it? Well, Anna did and now her whole life has turned upside down. She reads a series of entries that her best friend Sophie has written and is surprised with what’s before her eyes. Sadly, such entries have a horrible affect on Anna’s life and everything becomes complicated.

Firstly, I’d just like to say that I am very pleased there wasn’t any predictability in this novel and the ending made me smile an awful lot! I read ‘Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off’ in a few days, which for me was a nice weekend read.

You follow Anna as she contemplates life and visits a seaside haven to make some very important life decisions. I loved how the feeling of visiting the seaside helped Anna. I pictured a lovely summer’s day, seagulls flying around and the smell of Ice Cream, plus, the added taste of Fish and Chips. Just thinking about it makes me feel happy and smiley. Can this horrible weather disappear so I can visit the beach, please?

During her stay, Anna makes friends in people she wouldn’t imagine talking too normally. In steps Mandy and Bob from the local Cafe, Neil her hotel waiter and Dave, a random jolly man she meets at the pub. Anna needed solace in other people’s lives and having the natural distraction helped forget about what was written in Sophie’s diary.

‘Let’s call the whole thing off’ kept me on my toes for the entire 198 pages because up until the last chapter you honestly didn’t know what was going to happen. One minute you were thinking ‘don’t make that decision Anna’ and the next you were shouting ‘Yes, good on you!’. It was a thoroughly enjoyable read that kept you wanting more.

You can purchase ‘Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off’ on Amazon!

Find out more about Jill Steeples at www.jillsteeples.co.uk and on Twitter at @jillesteeples!

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