Author - Loretta Hill
Genre - Romance, Humour
Publisher - Random House Australia
Source - NetGalley
Synopsis - What do you do when your best friend is the serial match-maker from Hell? Single girl Kate Dreson knows that her friend, Lisa, is not going to leave her alone unless she tells her that she is happily dating someone. Who knew that one little white lie could so blatantly backfire? The imaginary boyfriend she described to her friend so lovingly suddenly walks into her life and starts making himself comfortable in it. Trapped by her lie, poor Kate is powerless to stop him. But the real question is, does she really want to?
I started reading One Little White Lie on a Sunday morning in bed and have to admit I didn't put it down or get out of bed until I'd reached the ending. It was the perfect Sunday read.
Loretta Hill is amazing. She is a fantastic author. She managed to bring life to characters in a NOVELLA! She left me feeling happy and satisfied.
Yes, the book was predictable. Yes, it was full of cliche's. But I didn't care. Once in a while I like to read something different. It's like cleansing my reading palette, I got that from another book blogger, Savannah from bookswithbite.net, it might sound a little weird but it gets the point across. I love the supernatural, and YA but once in a while I need something different because otherwise books would feel like they'd be repeating themselves.
One Little White Lie didn't disappoint. The characters were so...full of life. I had no trouble in connecting with them. Except for the evil douchebag in the story. Him I wanted to kill. Ok. Maybe not kill, just drop him in the middle of a jungle and leave to survive on his own... Still too harsh? And even with that proclamation I have to congratulate Loretta Hill because that's what she made me feel. She's simply brilliant.
Henry and Kate. Cute, adorable and funny as can be. I loved the fact that Henry was a secret, successful, rich author in this book. *sigh*
Loretta Hill has officially made it onto my pre-order list. I will 100% be buying anything she publishes! My bank account isn't as excited as I am.
5/5 - Simply fun.
And if you're still not sure whether you want to read or leave this book. This is how I'm going to describe it.
If this story was made into a movie, the critics (old boring men) would deem it unworthy. BUT the women and teenage girls, even if they didn't want too. Even if they liked to say they only loved the action and horror movies would secretly love it. And they'd have it on their DVD pile. Guaranteed!
And if you're still not sure, it's a novella for Christ sake. 100 or so pages.
Image and Synopsis via NetGalley.