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D it was really good I can t wait to see what Carroll
up with next just never know I liked how that Eloise was uptight to begin with but as she and Ryan start a friendship she starts to loosen up and realise work isn t all I actually felt sorry for poor Lily with no dad and a pretty much absent mum though I understand that obviosuly Eloise had to work I d very much recommend the novel Claudia Carroll is such an accomplished Chick Lit author and I can t wait for her next novel she s very much on my
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pre list This a strange book I read the intro and order list This a strange book I read intro and to read I then started on the first part of the main book and swapped to hating the heroine all she did was complain about how many hours she had to work and how stressed she was At this point I almost gave up Then things got very interesting indeed and I was totally hooked I almost skipped to the last chapter something I never do so badly did I want to know how things turned out but I managed to resist and just kept reading and reading at any and every opportunity so I could wizz through the book as uickly as possible and find out what happens For me this was a real page turner You grown to like the heroine as the story unfolds and the hero is totally gorgeous ou just want to hug him There are for some reason a lot of errors in this book from typos to repetition saying the same thing 3 times in 3 pages etc and the first few chapters can be off putting but my advice would be to stick with it because it s a great and rather unusual love story Highly recommended Eloise Elliot hits thirty the big three zero and is suddenly hit by a thought What has she got to show for herself Sure she s good at her job but when no one turns up to her birthday party Eloise knows there s something missing Suddenly she realises she wants someone to share her life with and so off she goes to get it Three Tomorrow Will Be a Good Day: My Autobiography years later Eloise Elliot s life is made up of work Work work and work She works from 6am til perhaps midnight and even Sunday s which are her mummy time to spend the day with her beautiful threeear old daughter Lily have to be cut short as she runs off to work leaving Lily with the disastrous nanny One day Eloise is met with the thing she dreaded most Lily starts asking where her daddy is and how can Eloise tell a three Eloise Elliot is in her early thirties with powerful position of editor in chief of Post in one hand and nearly a three ear old daughter Lily in another She is fairly a perfect woman dressed up in black head to toe running up the entire newspaper literally singlehandedly and playing the role of single parentHer usual day starts at unusual hours and she spent eighteen hours in running in and out of the conference room dealing with evil Seth Coleman and impressing TRexes while her daughter spent her days with not so perfect nanny Despite of the guilt of not being able to spend enough time with the only joy in her life her daughter Eloise considers her life happy and family complete sans any man BUT one bright day she was snapped out her always working world when her daughter asked her the most basic uestion Where is my daddy Eloise knows no way to make a little girl understand that how and why Eloise opted for artificial insemination on the loneliest night of her thirtieth birthday So after the insistence of her not so close sister Helen Eloise finally decided to fulfil the wish of her little girl and embarked on the journey of hunting down the man whom those sperms belonged to When she started her journey little did she know that she is looking for a man who is an ex con and not some reputable businessman or national player of some sort which she so wanted to be true When Eloise found drop dead gorgeous Jack Keane she mustered all her guts and transformed him into a complete gentleman and when it was nearly a time to reunite her little girl with her nearly perfect daddy everything fell apartEarlier I read Claudia Carroll s Personally I Blame My Fairy Godmother and was totally charmed by it So when I got the opportunity to review A Very Accidental Love Story I jumped at it Everything about this book is gorgeous from cover to characters to story This book is fast upbeat and totally mesmerizing Personally I completely loved Eloise and sometimes even felt sympathetic for her one poor soul and so much to do This book by far is the best book I have read in 2012 Bottom Line This Book is 1010. Ister Helen Yet it's when Lily starts asking about her `daddy' that Eloise really starts to panic What will she tell herSo Eloise decides there's nothing for it she's going to find Lily's father After all she chose the perfect donor so surely there won't be any surprises Except that there are plenty and Eloise gets a lot than she bargained for.
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Ot it was all work and no play and it wasn t until her 30th birthday party when hardly anyone turned up that she realised that she was lonely as her whole life revolves around work she has no friends no partner and hardly any contact with her familyAfter three ears things have changed somewhat for Eloise as she is now a mother to a beautiful little girl but one thing still has et to change and that is to get some kind of balance between work and social balance It is when little Lily starts uestioning about her Daddy that Eloise has no option but to
Slow Down At Work And Try Todown at work and try to Lily s Daddy she longs to meetThe first thing I
Have To Say Is That I Love The Cover Ofto say is that I love the cover of book it gives a kind of fairytale feel to it and is definitely one that would catch my eye on the book shelfOur main character Eloise was uite a hard character to warm to at first and that is because her character is cold and hard The only thing to her personality is that she is a workaholic but that is as far as her personality goes When the book then fast forwards to three ears later when she has become a mum she still doesn t seem to have developed at all and that is when I began to worry about this book as the most important thing to me in a book is that I can either relate to the character or at least like the characterIt is Jake who saves the day in this book because as soon as Eloise meets him she starts to blossom as a character and he is a lovely male character too By the time Eloise finds Jake the pages seemed to be turning themselves and I found myself getting lost in the storyline wanting to see how it pans out but as I got closer to the end it was a little sad to find it was nearly finishedIt seemed as though Eloise s daughter Lily had her mum wrapped around her little finger which was uite funny to see that this hard woman could have her hard exterior broken down by this adorable little girl I was surprised that my feelings towards the main character turned full circle by the end of the book and I actually really liked her character and was only hoping for the best for herI enjoyed Claudia s writing style which flowed so effortlessly I am looking forward to picking up some of the authors previous books after reading this one Claudia Carroll is an author that is rapidly climbing my favourite authors lists I didn t get on much with her debut novel but her last two books Personally I Blame My Fairy Godmother and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow have been excellent rom coms Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow particularly blew me away and I loved Annie s tale So after hearing Claudia s new book A Very Accidental Love Story was about a woman who had a child through artificial insemination and then decides she needs to find out who he is just in case her daughter Lily ever decides to track him down well I was intrigued Especially when Claudia revealed in our interview last Wicked Affairs p 2 year that Lily s father is in prison no less and Eloise turns him into her pet project in a bid to make him a much better prospect for her beautiful daughterI found A Very Accidental Love Story to be one that gave me varying opinions On the one hand I liked the novel The idea the plot is ingenious and it makes a change for a woman to have a baby sans a man most of the characters Ryan Ryan Ryan the writing was great Claudia is a brilliant writer But I had bad bits Eloise was a bit irritating at times She s a bit of a snob Ryan as he was wasn t good enough for Eloise the prison bit fair enough but I just felt she tried to change him too muchAlso the writing was a bit repetitive in the early pages Eloise kept saying how Lily wasn tet three Jane of Gowlands years old about five times in three pages and I just wasn t ever going to forget poor Lily wasn tet three There was a couple of bits like that also when she was first searching for Ryan and how she wanted him to be this and that and the other It was little things like that I also thought the third person Prologue was odd I d have written it in first person personally However the third person worked well when we were introduced to Ryan I liked the switch from Eloise s perspective to third person so we could learn about RyanI liked the novel overall Carroll knows her audiences and is one of the most accomplished Chick Lit writers None of her novels are ever the same and with A Very Accidental Love Story she s written another novel no author has ever thought of writing an. Enly and with dazzling clarity she realises what she wants to make her life complete A babyOne successful trip to the sperm bank and almost three The Piper in the Wind years later and she is the adoring mother of a gorgeous little girl Lily Juggling a high powered job with motherhood is not easy and when she finds herself without childcare she sends an SOS to her Eloise finds herself alone at her 30th birthday party with not a friend to her name She decides to make a change and has a child 3ears on Lily asks her where her father is and Eloise is set off on a mission to see if she can
track him downMain issue with this book is that Eloise seems to decide to have a child becausehim downMain issue with this book is that Eloise seems to decide to have a child because has no one else and it seems a pretty selfish reason to have a child especially given she spends the next few apparently assigning nannies to look after her and
actually seeing outside a handful of hours when she can get away from the officeSo all in all didn t care for Eloiseview spoilerSecondly from the moment we meet Jake Keane aka Lily s father we re told he s in a maximum security prison but somehow he gets a job in teaching Not an expert but I m guessing that s one of the professions where having a criminal record is really going to work against The Proposal youAnd towards the end of the novel we re introduced vaguely to someone Jake knew in this prison who becomes a clown Now again I m 90% sure that any occupation which putsou in direct contact with kids is going to be majorly disadvantaged by a criminal record Not really sure where the author was going with this hide spoiler Eloise Elliot is a successful intelligent and independent woman She has worked hard in her career and is now the Prey youngest senior editor at the Daily Post newspaper She has reached the very top in her career However on her thirtieth birthday Eloise realises just how alone she really is no friends no significant other Office colleagues who do not want to spend time with her and an extended family she hardly ever sees Eloise had become a workaholic married to her job with no social life Feeling things have to change she decides to take action and to fix her lifeMove forward to threeears later and Eloise is now the mother of a beautiful and bright daughter called Lily Eloise is now still a workaholic who is juggling the demands of work with being a single mother and if her life is not hectic enough it is about to become a lot complicated when Lily starts to ask who her Daddy isEloise decides to look for Lily s father but what will happen when she finds that he is not what or whom she thought he was and that he has a dark pastChick Lit is just harmless fun really isn t it I love it This is a really brilliant and fun read and fans of chick lit will adore it for it is very entertaining and enjoyable very well written wonderful storyline there is never a dull moment in this book I would really recommend it and if I could give it than five stars I would I will look forward to reading books by Claudia Carroll A Very Accidental Love Story is about a workaholic single mother Eloise with a three ear old daughter Lily who had been conceived via artificial insemination As she constantly asks about her father Eloise embarks on a journey to track him down However she soon realizes that there are many challenges lying aheadThis story was engaging in a light hearted breezy sort of way hence even certain factors couldn t detract from my enjoyment of this book One of those factors happen to be the characters Eloise s seriously unhealthy attachment to her job as the editor of a newspaper was conveyed very convincingly It was evident that she lived for work breathed work dreamed work and ate work I felt tired just reading about her running around having no time for anything except work Despite that her decision to have a baby to fulfill goodness it was so bloody amazing I couldn t help the sniffling and the tears a very unusual storya must read Claudia Carroll is one of my favourite writers so when I saw she had a new book out I was really pleased especially pleased when I got an early copy from the writer herself to review This was a really good book with great characters especially Helen who is Eloise s sister I think she was warm and caring and always happy to help out when she could I was interested to see what the outcome would be for Eloise and her daughter and I was shocked at the crazy ways in which Eloise went about to find her daughters dad I won t say much else as I don t want to spoil the story but beware for a bumpy ride A Very Accidental Love Affair is the first book I have read by Claudia Carroll after hearing so many good things about this author I was looking forward to finally getting on board and trying out one of her novelsWith Eloise Elli. Eloise Elliot is one of the oungest newspaper editors in the country Respected and revered by her peers she's at the top of her gameBut on the eve of her thirtieth birthday finding herself surrounded by some pathetic looking balloons and mangy sandwiches in The Daily Post's conference room Eloise is hit but a long sharp pang of lonelinessSudd. .Not Actually Seeing Her Outside