2015

Dream a Little Dream – Giovanna Fletcher

Gi book

Paperback: 422 pages

Publisher:  Penguin Books (18 June. 2015)

Book Description:

Sarah is doing just fine. Sure she’s been single for the last five years, and has to spend an uncomfortable amount of time around her ex-boyfriend, his perfect new girlfriend and all their mutual friends. And yes, her job as a PA to one of the most disgusting men in London is mind-numbingly tedious and her career is a constant disappointment to her mother. But it’s really okay. She’s happy (ish).
So it’s not surprising that when Sarah starts dreaming about a handsome stranger, she begins to look forward to falling asleep every night. Reality isn’t nearly as exciting. That is until her dream-stranger makes an unexpected real-life appearance, leaving Sarah questioning everything she thought she wanted.
Because no one ever really finds the person of their dreams… do they?

My Review:

I was going to save this book for my holiday in a few weeks but, sadly, I am one of those people who HAVE to read a book when they get it! Basically, I lack patience!

I have read all of Gi’s previous books, including her short story, and I thought I knew what to expect but this book surprised me. It wasn’t as “fluffy” as the previous books (I don’t mean that in a negative way towards this book or the other books, I like “fluffy”) – it was like Gi had suddenly grown up! Then I remembered, she’s a mum now and was writing during time away from her baby son. I don’t know if this was why the writing style was more mature (more determined?) or if it was because she has developed and honed her skills over the previous books but I liked it. The “sexy bits” actually made me blush – not because I am at all prude but because this was Gi writing this! Gi who is such a sweetheart and loves Disney and cute things! The Gi who makes goofy Vlog videos! Fantastic! I was also shocked that she included swear words – naughty Gi! haha!

Anyway, this book is about a group of friends and their complex lives/relationships – but it focusses on Sarah. I loved the group dynamic – Gi often tweets/blogs about her own friendship groups so I think she nailed the group of friends pretty well from experience.

I would love to know the answers to the following 2 wondering-ments I had while reading:

1. Is Carly based on Jessa from Girls? That’s how I pictured her in my head!

2. Does Brett look anything like the actor Simon Baker? Again, that’s exactly how I pictured him!

Fantastic book – perfect summer read, go buy it!

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