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1.0 out of 5 starsWorst so far
Reviewed in Canada on December 24, 2018
I'm struggling to get past the first 30 pages. It's not funny, not clever just long winded. Kiki Archer has written some of my favourite novels but this is a tough read. I've no desire to continue this one.
The books starts off strangely. It feels like you stepped mid scene into a moment you're supposed to understand without a clue. But eventually you do come to care for Camile and her sons. But there's such a problem of Camile constantly being walked all over and it feels like most of the time her just accepting it or ignoring it is seen as the best response. The worst way this is shown is with Harriet. Harriet who outs her on tv after swearing not, who never apologizes. Who constantly pushes and takes and doesn't respect boundaries and Camile is the one supposedly wrong for questioning the love of someone who hasn't show her any respect. In the end she runs back to and none of this has been addressed. The Julie situation being wrapped up in the chaotic mess of an ending, abruptly and with no finality was the cherry on top.
This book just sends a terrible message. Go with the flow, accept people, trust people, even if they give you no reason to. In the end you're overthinking it and you'll only be happy if you stop. Honestly the more I write the more I upset I become at the time I wasted reading this and the awful things people might learn from it.
5.0 out of 5 starsSexy, Romantic and Unforgettable - will put a smile on YOUR face
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 6, 2018
The Way You Smile is by far my favourite book by Kiki Archer (to date) and I have read all of her previous published lesbian romances and thoroughly enjoyed them. By the time I got to the second half of the first chapter, I was hooked, and I didn't want to put it down. Having to go to work the following morning stopped me from staying up all night to complete the book in one sitting.
The romance is set in the world of business with Harriet being the owner of a successful a marketing company and Camila the new ‘returning to work’ employee. Unlike previous books written in the workplace setting I never felt Camila being written as a subordinate either in the professional or personal relationship where Harriet was concerned.
Camila and Harriet made an amazing couple and as a reader you found yourself fully drawn into their relationship and struggles. It has just the right amount of angst and the sex scenes were very hot and believable.
I would definitely recommend this book because it gives something not all books have and that is when one of the characters (Camila) has two teenage sons, and their existence is not forgotten. Usually the child(ren) get mentioned in the first few pages and then mysteriously disappear for the rest of the story.
Make this book your next read. You won’t be disappointed.
5.0 out of 5 starsThe walls bounced back the sound of my laughter.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 25, 2018
Welcome to the only book in the history of the world (probably) which opens with the main character starting her first day back in the workplace sitting in the shower tray, contemplating her life, before using her ex’s razor to shave her legs.
Camila Moore lives in our real world. She makes choices about where to shop for the cheapest products and when to change the head on the razor. She purchases towels, and other items, through recommendations from Julie Biggs’ Bargains, but secretly wishes she had just gone to John Lewis. She is a ‘mum returner’ to a brand new job after raising her two children, confident enough to interview for a good position, but insecure enough to wonder why she actually was successful. She is a normal woman, living with her two teenage boys, who just seems to find herself in every day frustrating and mostly hilarious circumstances.
Kiki Archer skilfully manoeuvres her readers through Camilla’s first couple of days in her job, meeting the CEO of the company, Harriet Imogen Pearson, then being promoted shockingly quickly, both to the fifth floor of the building, and to first place in her boss’s heart.
As have several of my other current favourite UK authors, Kiki has written this from a very British perspective. This is lovely for readers from the UK who have to wade through so many America based books. If you are more tuned in to American humour and don’t understand all of the wit in this book, that is your loss, and our gain!
I gave this latest Kiki Archer book the tag ‘the funniest book I read in 2018.’ It is possible that could be edited to ‘one of the funniest books I have ever read.’ It is certainly my favourite Kiki book. So far.
And it is the only book I read in 2018 where the walls bounced back the sound of my laughter.
Firstly ......This book should come with a Government Health Warning stating that it should not be read in public unless you want people to give you strange looks. I read it on a flight home, when I got to the bacon van chapter I was literally laughing out loud, so much so I had tears running down my face, my wife kept nudging me and then to top it off the stewardess came over to ask if I was OK. I have to say Kiki Archer is a comedy genius, her skills for writing that laugh out moment and the way she can capture personal traits is amazing, and doesn't everyone have a little bit of a Julie in their life. This book doesn't just have the comedy element it also captures a very good romantic story, which also doesn't shy away from some very hot scenes. Would I recommend this book......YES 100% it has it all and once you start to read if like me then you will find it difficult to put down
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 11, 2018
I absolutely couldn't put this book down. From the moment we meet Camila, the story is so relatable. New job, trying to fit in, and that one person who makes going to work so much better. In Camila's case, it's Harriet. Yes, it is unlikely that in the real world, we'll meet a wealthy business woman who will sweep us off our feet, but the romance story is so sweet. This story was so well written and you end up gripped, hoping that everything will be ok in the end......and that she gives Julie the boot haha! Definitely Kiki's best book to date. 9th book in and still going strong. I really do hope there is a follow up to this book.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 8, 2018
I downloaded the sample, to my Kindle and enjoyed it: it was funny and light - very "Brigit Jones" - and on the strength of that, I bought it. From then on the characters didn't develop into anything meaningful: there was lots of froth, but no depth. I found myself not caring about the shallow characters and the denseness of our heroine, whom I wanted to strangle. Plot was sooo contrived: I know, I know, it's lighthearted fun, but, nope. For that kind of thing I much prefer Robin Alexander, which never sets out to be anything other than a laugh.