Saturday, 17 August 2013

Review: 2 Busy 4 Love by Lucy Hepburn

Title: 2 Busy 4 Love
Author: Lucy Hepburn
Genre: Chick Lit
Source: Netgalley
Publication Date: 6th August 2013

Tell Me About It
A handsome stranger almost makes up for a lost phone in a comedy of errors across New York City.

Christy prides herself on her efficiency as a personal assistant, fueled by her ever-present iPhone. When she loses the phone on the train on the day of her sister’s engagement party, Christy is sure the day is ruined – until she borrows a phone to reach Will, the cute guy who picked up hers for safe keeping. Dealing with family emergencies of his own, he can’t meet her until the evening, but maybe there’s still hope. Christy enlists Will as her own personal assistant, feeding her addresses and schedules throughout the day.

Determined to meet the high expectations of her clients, not to mention the preparations for the engagement party, Christy dashes back and forth across New York City saving spoiled dogs from impatient groomers, shoving oriental rugs into too-small cabs, and carefully avoiding Twitter-obsessed socialites, all with Will’s calming voice in her ear guiding the way. Juggling his own misadventures with his cantankerous father and his flighty assistant, Will begins counting the hours until he can be properly introduced to the woman who has drawn him in with nothing more than a sexy voice and an overly complicated phone.
My Thoughts
2 Busy 4 Love is a great book to make you stop and think about how much technology is a huge part of our lives.  Who checks to make sure they have their phone and iPod before leaving the house.  I know a few times I have left my phone behind and not only does it feel like I've lost a body part, I have had to get contact details from my file in the office as I don't know any ones numbers.  I use it for blog related things, emails, social networks and more.  The following quote could probably relate to most people out there.

It’s like life is a series of tick boxes, one job done and then straight on to the next. They always need to be somewhere else, making a buck, living the dream, but the dream never catches up with them…nobody puts the brakes on.

The protagonist of 2 Busy 4 Love is Christy, she is permanently attached to her phone, she relies on it for every single aspect of her life.  Until the fateful day she leaves her phone behind on the train.  She now has to rely on Will, the person who has her phone, to help her out, giving directions, passing messages and appointments on.  Will is trying to deal with his own issues, he has to travel to his Father and get paperwork signed for the sale of his late grandfathers house.  He is the unfortunate person to be left holding Christy's phone and now has to deal with her work on top of his own problems.

Christy is so busy helping others for her company that she barely sees her Sister and Mum. Will has put so much focus on his business, organising others and wanting it to be a success his father is left behind in his dust.  This duo have to learn to sit back and relax, to spend time with loved ones.  Having to try to find he way around without her phone is hard for Christy, and she reluctantly enlists the help of Will.  Together Will and Christy learn to work as a team, helping each other out when needed.

I began reading 2 Busy 4 Love with no idea of what would happen, and it initially took me a while to get into the book, I think that moment happened when she has to rely on Will for help to ensure she doesn't lose any of her clients. 2 Busy 4 Love was a light read that I liked. There were a few moments that made me think about what I do with my life, and although I'm not running a business, a lot of my free time does revolve around reading and reviewing books.  The last few chapters were a surprise for me, it wasn't something I expected and I liked seeing how all the dots connected and fit into place.  The ending of the book wraps up nicely and leaves you feeling happy and content with what has happened.

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