Poppy’s Proposal

Poppy’s Proposal written by Gav Ough is like reading a romantic comedy. It was a quick fun read about a young woman trying to find the right guy. At first Poppy is lost and unsure of herself. She is stuck in a dead end job and has no clue where to go or how to do it. Jealous of her best friend she is left feeling guilty and lonely.

Then she thinks she found Mr Right. Or was it two Mr Rights? Stuck between two guys Poppy can’t choose just one. Eventually Poppy gets her Mr right and her dream job. There’s a few twists and turns along the way that keeps you turning pages ¬†and wanting more. The ending was satisfying if a tad predictable but it was a chic lit book so all is forgiven we like happy endings.

The only flaw I found in the book could very well be a culture gap. The book was set in the UK and I am from the US. Poppy is judged very harshly when she dated two men. Neither of which were serious or even sexual relationships. While its not the best of ideas even here I doubt the treatment she would have received would be so harsh. It could also be that the author is a man and I don’t understand a man’s brain.

Overall the book was well written and enjoyable. I don’t normally read chic lit and find myself wanting to know what else Gav can come up with.

So I’m giving Poppy’s Proposal 4 out of 5 stars.

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