Today I’m really excited to be on the blog tour for Anna Bell’s newest novel, It Started With A Tweet! Read on to see what I thought of it, plus a giveaway to win a copy (there’s 3 to give away)…
Title: It Started With A Tweet
Author: Anna Bell
Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre
Can Daisy Hobson log off for love…?
Could you survive a digital detox? This hilarious new romantic comedy from the author of The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart is perfect for fans of Lucy Diamond and Sophie Kinsella.
Daisy Hobson lives her whole life online. A marketing manager by day, she tweets her friends, instagrams every meal and arranges (frankly, appalling) dates on Tinder. But when her social media obsession causes her to make a catastrophic mistake at work, Daisy finds her life going into free-fall . . .
Her sister Rosie thinks she has the answer to all of Daisy’s problems – a digital detox in a remote cottage in Cumbria, that she just happens to need help doing up. Soon, too, Daisy finds herself with two welcome distractions: sexy French exchange-help Alexis, and Jack, the brusque and rugged man-next-door, who keeps accidentally rescuing her.
But can Daisy, a London girl, ever really settle into life in a tiny, isolated village? And, more importantly, can she survive without her phone?
To me, a contemporary romance can veer very quickly into the cheesy/ overly predictable/ ridiculous however, gets it bang on for me. It’s a great mix of humour with interesting characters and a fun and engaging storyline.
I really loved daisy as a character. Even at the start, when she seems a little silly, I found myself warming to her, especially as the novel continues and you realise that, although she definitely has her flaws (as do many of her friends), she has got a likable character when she’s not completely absorbed in her Social Media life. After the first few chapters I really got into it and found myself completely invested in Daisy’s life. Though some parts are kind of predictable, there’s a lot of surprises too, and I thought the storyline itself – about our ties and dependence on the digital world – was really relevant, and a bit different as well.
It Started With A Tweet is a really fun read that will definitely leave you smiling; it’s how I wish more books in this genre could be – charming, funny and sweet, without being too cheesy. A great read and one I would definitely recommend – and as my first Anna Bell novel, I’ll certainly be reading more when I fancy a warm and witty story!
Many thanks to Bonnier Zaffre for providing a copy of this novel on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review, and for inviting me onto the blog tour!