#BookReview of Evie’s Little Black Book by Hannah Pearl @HannahPearl_1 @rararesources @RubyFiction @ChocLitUK

Posted August 30, 2018 by Zoé in Book Reviews, Reviews and Stuff / 0 Comments

Evie's Little Black Book by Hannah Pearl
Published by Ruby Fiction on August 21, 2018
Genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary
Pages: 200
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Is hunting down every man you’ve kissed the answer to finding Mr Right?

When Evie is invited to the wedding of the guy she’d fancied throughout her teens, it’s the final straw. What’s wrong with her and why can’t she keep a man?

In between consoling herself with ice cream and chocolate, and sobbing her heart out to her cousin Chamaine, Evie has a brainwave – and it all centres around her ‘little black book’ (well, more floral patterned notebook really) – which contains the details of every man she’s ever kissed or dated. Perhaps the cure for her disastrous love life has been nestled within its pages all along …

Does Evie’s little black book really hold the answers, or will she learn that exes are exes for a reason?

What is worse than splitting up with someone you were not actually with but were a little bit in love with…..being invited to their wedding! This is what happens to Evie leading her on to a road of re-visiting her past relationships and kisses! It reminded me of the film The Ghosts of girlfriends past, but I quite like and found refreshing that this is told from a woman instead. 

I thought it was hilarious she kept their contact information, and sometimes photos in this journal, helping her find her way and to see why the said relationships failed and ultimately if there was anything wrong with her! To refind her identity and who she is, what makes her tick. 

We have all done it at some time, reflected on our past, why did we break up? Could it have worked? Yet, we are always reminded of something and you swiftly move on. Especially when you see why Evie’s confidence had been shooked to the core and basically destroyed, some of it I could relate to. 

When you learn more about this and what is currently happening to someone else my heart went out to them, I can understand how petrifying it can be in such a toxic relationship like that so for Evie to come out the other side and pick up the pieces from scratch shows you the determination and strength she carries.

I enjoy the innocent bond that started with Evie and Jake, loved their trip to Ireland and how their friendship was formed. Something that just grew in the book. The fact she wants to find herself before she throws away any potential relationship again shows the strength she has, as it is so easy to just fall into a new relationship without taking a breath for your own wellbeing. 

I did enjoy this book, a woman on a self-discovery and finding love within herself what is not to like, and it came at the right time for me as a nice easy light(er) read after my last book.

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*Thank you so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources, Ruby Fiction and the author Hannah Pearl for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review*

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About Hannah Pearl

Hannah Pearl was born in East London. She is married with two children and now lives in Cambridge.

She has previously worked as a Criminology researcher at a university in Leicester, as a Development Worker with various charities and even pulled a few pints in her time.

In 2015 she was struck down by Labrynthitis, which left her feeling dizzy and virtually housebound. She has since been diagnosed with ME. Reading has allowed Hannah to escape from the reality of feeling ill. She read upwards of three hundred books during the first year of her illness. When her burgeoning ereader addiction grew to be too expensive, she decided to have a go at writing. In 2017 she won Simon and Schuster’s Books and the City #heatseeker short story competition, in partnership with Heat magazine, for her short story The Last Good Day.

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