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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Beez: Be careful what you wish for 
Alexandra Potter

Heather Hamilton is always wishing for things. Not just big stuff - like world peace, or that Brad Pitt wants her as his next leading lady - but little, everyday wishes made without thinking. With her luck, she knows they'll never come true...
Until one day she buys some heather from a gypsy. Suddenly the bad hair days stop. A handsome American answers her ad for a housemate. She starts seeing James - The Perfect Man who sends her flowers, excels in the bedroom, and isn't afraid to say "I love you".
But are these wishes-come-true a blessing or a curse? Does getting what you want make you happy? And is there such a thing as too much foreplay?

A classic Alexandra Potter. Somehow she takes one idea and turns it into a book! Alexandra Potter is the ultimate chic lit. Her books have ways of being incredible fun and insightful and eye opening. The moral of this book is in its title, Be careful what you wish for. I mean its no secret that every time I see a pair of pretty shoes(or anything) I wish I could have them(I know you do too). And its not that I don't want all my wishes to come true, all I'm saying is that if they did there's hardly any fun in it. And if you read this book, you'll come to know that maybe all wishes coming true doesn't necessarily make you happy.

Let me warn you beforehand that unlike other books in which cute American girl falls for sexy English guy with British accent, in this book cute English girl falls for the American guy. Who happens to be a stand up comedian. Who(stand up comedians, not the guy) Heather hates. I am going to shut up(or stop typing) before I spill all.

Heather is one of those characters that leads a completely messed up life and though that might sound good on paper she is really in need of some vigorous shaking up. Heather's wishes are pretty much a way of convenience(a place in the tube) and honestly there is no need to stop wishing for them. Heather is a comical person. She sends texts in the midnight to ex boyfriends asking if they fancy a shag(she was drunk). Heather is also a wedding photographer(I love them). And always late. Which is how the story begins.

Now let me tell you about Gabe James. James has all the qualities of Heather's perfect guy. Actually before that he was Heather's completely hot neighbor with amazing cheek bones on whom she had a huge crush on but always met in horribly awkward or embarrassing situations. But in the wishes-come-true period Heather without knowing wishes for her perfect man and James asks her out. Because he has also always had a crush on her. 

James is perfect in every way but not so much for Heather. I won't list his qualities and his bad points but to be truthful I didn't really like him. Or I like him but I feel a bit sorry for him(sorry James). But on a side note I felt that he and Jess(the best friend) would be perfect together(don't ask how, I could just picture them looking cute together).

Now the guy Heather falls for aka the american shall not be named(oops) in this review. He shall be called "The guy" from here. The guy is cute, has a weird dressing style, ridiculously funny, and my best part argues with Heather on a totally cute topic that I'm totally not telling. The guy is an utterly fun character and his imperfectness makes him so much perfect for Heather. The guy can make you(and Heather) laugh and can cheer up the most down moments in your(or Heather's) life. The guy makes a very good friend.

This is a teeny-meeny part I did not like.The guy and Heather are very good friends who enjoy each others company, no pressure. I felt that their relationship never had time to develop. Now normally if a girl falls in love with a friend, they have incredibly awkward moments and she has a whole denial period, then comes the by-mistake-deep-heart-eye staring then those few stolen kisses, stammered apologies and finally confession of love from both sides, but this book lacked that. Heather just comes to a realization that she loves him after she has mmmmm(sorry got mute). 
Also I do not like the way they make up. Alexandra Potter could have made it so much more romantic. There are some moments but its nothing like your typical heartfelt moment.

I rate this book a 3.5. I know that after you read my review you'll think how come? but I've never been madly in love with Alexandra Potter. She has the perfect settings but she ticks me off in a few places. Now on my advice whether to read it or leave it...
Honestly its ones own choice. I wouldn't undo my reading it. Its not all romance, its a mixed bag. It totally depends on your mood and genre choice(I don't advice this for Raven types). So honestly(and no offence), do what you want.

Lots of love and donuts