A rom-com on the blog today from the writing duo of Nina Whyle. A slightly OCD, list-obsessed heroine uses her obsession for good (perhaps) in this occasionally hilarious, often ridiculous story. Please read on for my review of
My DisOrganized Life
I enjoy my Brit chicklit – and this was no exception. Eve is back at home living with her rather religiously fanatical parents. If you look at her lists: her life is pretty well on track: fiancé Adam, a new job in television and a therapist and friends who really seem to understand her. But why are things so unbalanced?
Let’s start with Eve – she’s very young and her lists often serve to hold her back. And she’s got no filters – she thinks it, she says it more often than not. Excerpt to those she views as authority figures (boss, parents) which often leaves her in desperate need of that therapist, Gudren.
Eve as a character was likable, even if a bit scattered but Adam was pompous and not particularly ooh worthy. And Eve’s attempts to wrangle a proposal from him to comply with the reality show she’s due to appear on – yeah… not so much.
The highlights of the story for me were the scenes with Gudren (her therapist) and the outrageous and often hilarious dialogue that ensued.
Overall, this is a light, candy-floss sort of book, enjoyable in the moment, much like watching a Benny Hill sketch. You laughed at the ridiculous parts and it was fun while it lasted, but there were few, if any, truly memorable moments or characters. In this book, Eve and her therapist are really the only two who make an impression: perhaps it has to do with narrative voice of Eve: she almost seems as if she is setting a stage play around her.
Title: My DisOrganised Life: Sometimes things have to go really wrong before they can go right
Author: Nina Whyle
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Published by: So Vain Books
Published on: 28 January 2016
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Heat: Get Your Copy: Amazon
A viral video of drunkenness and vomiting over a policeman is the stuff of nightmares, and so is living back home with your religious, nutty parents.
Fed up with life not going her way and turning quietly insane, Eve Poots comes up with a plan. Well more of a list of “things to do while she's still twenty-something”.
Six months later, and the list is working its power: she is now living with her new boyfriend, junior doctor Adam, and working as an assistant to TV producer Alastair on a reality show – life really is on the up.
But then it all starts to crumble and she soon realises that what the list should have really said was:
1. An awful colleague hell-bent in making her life agonising – check
2. An unplanned engagement – check
3. Lusting for dashing TV director when she has a perfectly decent boyfriend at home - check
4. Seeking help from a sex therapist – check
5. Growing a back-bone - pending
Has her life suddenly turned into a TV melodrama of its own?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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