I received a copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review.
I started this book at 11.30pm, with the intention of having a little read. Then, lo and behold, it was 2am, and I’d finished the entire thing.
To me, this is the sign of a great book – when you just can’t put it down. Gorman’s Expat Diaries: Single in the City is the perfect piece of chick lit! Hannah’s adventures settling into London life are both hilarious and recognisable. We’ve all been there; maybe not in London, but somewhere. And falling for the ‘perfect’ guy only to find out that he’s actually Satan’s evil twin? Yup, we’ve all been there too.
Gorman managed to write a character who was interesting and survived her many disasters without being whingey. I was completely invested in Hannah finding her feet, and recognised the emotions she felt as she tried to find her place in a strange new place.
The writing flowed in the easy style that is essential for good chick lit, and the plot has numerous facets that didn’t feel crammed in but instead each added a layer of depth to the story. Gorman also had fun with the lingo differences between America and the UK, which was a laugh, and the stereotypical Aussie backpackers who made an appearance were bang on!
I was pleased to discover that there are two sequels already written for me to devour as soon as I have some downtime!No torturous waiting game to play. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing Hannah in a new place, and with a whole new string of disasters to manage!
If you want to discover the magic of expat life for yourself (from the comfort of your own home), you can find it here. If anyone has read it, let me know what you thought! I feel like this is a short review, but sometimes all you need to know is that it’s good!