One year. One woman. One Diary. One question: can you ever stop history from
repeating itself and if you could what would you do to stop it?
When Lilah McCannon realises at the age of twenty-five that history is going to repeat
itself and she is going to become her mother—bored, drunk and wearing a twinset—there
is only one thing to do: take drastic action.
Turning her back on her old life, Lilah’s plan is to enrol at university, get a degree and
prove she is a grown-up.
As plans go, it is a good one. There are rules to follow: no alcohol, no cigarettes, no
boys and no going home. But when Lilah meets the lead singer of a local band and finds
herself unexpectedly falling in love, she realises her rules are not going to be the only
things hard to keep.
With the academic year slipping by too quickly, Lilah faces a barrage of new challenges:
will she ever make it up the Library stairs without having a heart attack? Can she handle
a day on campus without drinking vodka? Will she ever manage to read a history book
without falling asleep? And most importantly, can she become the grown-up that she
desperately wants to be.
With her head and her heart pulling her in different directions can Lilah learn the hardest
lesson that her first year of university has to teach her: The Art of Letting Go?
Crazy, light-hearted fun with loveable characters.
This book was real fun to reads. Lilah aged twenty-five realizes she hates her life, her fiance and her job. So at the drop of a hat, she packs it all in, packs up her bags and enrolls in university. This book follows her first year at college and the many ups and downs along the way.
She gives herself 4 rules; no alcohol, no cigarettes, no boys and no going home. In college, Lilah lives in a bubble. She blocks out her family, her previous job, her fiance and even though she is older than her fellow students, she throws herself headfirst in to college life. And manages to throw back a vodka or ten at the same time. She likes to party, no doubt about that and at times I wondered was it excessive but in reality was nothing more than most of us have managed to cram in from time to time.
Than we have the great Ben. Ben is a musician. Their romance has its rocky points but I’m always cheering for them. And there is the swooniest date ever to be enjoyed. Set in London, this book has a very English feel to it and is fun of ‘British humor and charm’. The book is counting down towards an event and as you get closer to the date, it feels like a ticking clock and I was anxiously flipping pages hoping and hoping for where I wanted this story to go and I'm glad to say it DID NOT disappoint.
Rating 3/5 Stars
About The Author :
Anna Bloom is a contemporary romance writer who writes about life as it happens.
Combining a busy schedule of looking after two small children whilst working in a
local school and completing The Uni Files series she also spends a lot of time imagining
kissing hot guys – all in the name of her art.