Review: It Started With A Snub by B.R. Maycock

Title: It Started With A Snub
Author: B.R. Maycock
Series: standalone
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Chick lit/ Romantic Comedy

Heather Green is a fun loving, happy go lucky, twenty-six year old who has remained upright and beaming despite a few wobbles in life. She wears her heart on her sleeve and pins on her thoughts for good measure.

We meet Heather as she moves out of her family home to share with four guys, much to the dismay of her long suffering (by his own admission!) boyfriend Graham. We follow her housemates and watch their sometimes funny, sometimes-fraught relationships as they go about their daily lives.

Join Heather as she navigates the simple things in life, her inability to remember the code for the house alarm, odd driving habits, general musings on chick flicks, casualties in cooking, as well as her attempts to talk down the “mad farmer with the gun.” Experience comedy and drama as we get to know her family and housemates, and, as an unexpected event finally takes her down, learn what happens when the last people you expected to turn to are actually the ones you need the most.

My Review:
I’m not a big fan of chick-lit so I wasn’t sure whether this would be my type of read. Thankfully, it was. It was a fun, easy read, and one I really enjoyed. I was deliberately looking to read some lighthearted books after a few emotionally-heavy reads, and this book hit the spot perfectly.

Heather is a likeable MC, despite obvious flaws, and she had me in fits of laughter at the twists and turns in her life. Heather lives in a house with a bunch of blokes so who wouldn’t enjoy a setting like that! Graham is a total douche canoe but I understood him better as the story went on. Both of them are on a journey to self-discovery, and where it could have been very predictable, it took a turn I wasn’t expecting. Kudos to the author for that.

I loved the drama and the angst and the family connection. I always love stories that have a strong family and friends theme and this book delivered in that regard.

I also like the Irish setting, phrases, mannerisms etc. I don’t read many books set in Ireland so this was a nice change.

For me, the thing that stood out the most with this book was the great cast of characters and how well developed they were. It was also very humorous and littered with witty dialogue.

I would recommend this book if you enjoy light-hearted rom-com/chick lit.

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