Relight My Fire, Joanna Bolouri

Relight My Fire, Joanna Bolouri

Relight My Fire: The naughtiest rom-com you will ever read! by [Bolouri, Joanna]

Genre: Woman’s Fiction.

Gah, Woman’s Fiction – I hate when we dismiss a whole sector of readers. Why do that? Why shouldn’t men read this? Ah well, rant over.

I Loved The List, a fabulous read. Maybe I just had over expectations for this but I didn’t find it as gripping, as funny, as can’t-stop-reading. I liked it, a lot but didn’t love it.
Oliver and Phoebe are wonderful, and Phoebe’s friends are great. Its lovely to see how they all are five years on. Phoebe though finds that each time she approaches Oliver he’s too tried, not in the mood, Molly needs something, and its suddenly a couple of moths since they’ve made love.
Phoebe’s list comes into play again – and wow, what great ideas the two of them have. Soon they’re on full flow, unable to keep their hands of each other, just like the old days. It seems all their issues are sorted – but are they? People from Phoebe’s past suddenly appear, and Oliver isn’t happy, then something comes out from him that shocked Phoebe ( and me). It caused a huge rift, and I understood how both felt. Its the kind of issues many couples face, and what can break a relationship if not dealt with properly and I so didn’t want that to happen.
Of course in all the drama are the usual comedic moments that characterized The List and lightened the seriousness of the novel. That was a great balance, not too bright and chippy to be considered fluff, not too deep and dark to be off-putting to readers who want a story to relax with. I love books like this that deal with real events, with issues we all face but also give me some bright moments and a HEA. I need that.
Overall its another great read but there were times I found myself drifting, not fully into the story, unlike The List where I found it impossible to put down. Its a good follow up, and was good to see how they were doing five years down the line.

Stars: Four, not up to the List for me, but a good read.

ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers

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I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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