The absolutely fabulous Kirsty Greenwood is back on the 29th June with her brand new, long-awaited third novel Big Sexy Love and because I’m an idiot who missed it off her 10 June Releases You NEED To Get Your Hands On post (shameless plug), here is its very own post all about why you NEED to pre-order this book. (Saying that, it IS a Kirsty Greenwood book and no persuasion should be necessary if you follow her on social media or have read her other books.)
1. It’s Kirsty Greenwood
Kirsty Greenwood is by far one of my favourite people in the world, and I am not just saying that because I got to read her second book like SUPER early. That was the BEST thing in the world, FYI. She’s funny, she has her heart on the pulse of what works in books and because she was a reviewer/editor-in-chief of Novelicious, she knows her stuff like no author to come before her, ever.
2. Her two previous books Yours Truly and The Vintage Guide To Love and Romance are incredible, so it’s safe to say Big Sexy Love will be, too.
Loads of people, when they hear about an author’s new book are very over-excited, “OMG IT’LL BE YOUR BEST ONE YET!!!!!!!” and while I don’t usually build into that hype, I firmly believe that Big Sexy Love will be BRILLIANT. Kirsty is the kind of author who gets better with every book and my excitement levels are in overdrive!
3. It’s about a girl who’s a scaredy cat who GOES TO NEW YORK.
Olive reminds me a bit of me, just from the blurb. I am a scaredy cat who goes nowhere, does nothing exciting and would prefer books over humans every day of the week. We differ, however, in one big way. As much as I would love to go to New York, I would never go alone. Or maybe at all. I dream of travelling the world but a) it’s expensive and b) the world is a dangerous place and omg no. So I am so looking forward to living vicariously through Olive.
4. NEW YORK
I just love books set in New York. Especially when they’re new to New York, so you see it through a tourists perspective instead of a residents perspective. NEW YORK, NEW YORKKKKKKK!!!!!
5. It’s Kirsty’s first book in TWO YEARS and I’ve never felt so excited to read a book, ever.
I actually wrote about Kirsty disappearing from the writing world in my Where Did The Authors Go? post and bam! like magic, she was baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!!!!! I was actually anticipating the sequel to The Vintage Guide To Love & Romance (*weeps for more Jessica Beam*) however I will take ANY BOOK SO LONG AS IT HAS KIRSTY’S NAME ON.
6. It’s the first of possibly TWO Kirsty books this year?! AND A NOVELLA?!?!?!
I may be remembering incorrectly, but I’m prettyyyyyy sure, Kirsty told me there may be more than one book released this year AND A NOVELLA. Basically, Kirsty has her writing mojo in FULL SWING and we will REAP THE BENEFITS.
7. If you’ve never read a Kirsty Greenwood, Big Sexy Love is probably a good place to start.
I’m lying. You should immediately go and order ALL of Kirsty’s books. But if you’re wondering about Kirsty’s brilliant writing and funny one-liners and characters you want to be, start with Big Sexy Love. Then work backwards. JUST READ BIG SEXY LOVE. Because more sales = more books, probably.
8. It’s “the addictive, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy of the year!”
So that’s the tag-line and I don’t doubt it. It could say “like watching paint dry” and I’d still LOVE it. It could be the PHONE BOOK but because Kirsty wrote it, I WOULD STILL LOVE IT.
9. I’m running out of reasons because I just want to scream BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT.
BUY IT. BUY IT. BUY IT. BUY IT. BUY IT.
10. So, what is this book ACTUALLY ABOUT. AKA the blurb.
Here’s the blurb:
Get ready to laugh your socks off with this standout romantic comedy, bursting with get-the-giggles moments, heart-melting romance and characters you’ll never forget!
Olive Brewster is a scaredy cat. She doesn’t do new or risky. She’s happy enough with her job at the local market, it’s cool that she has no boyfriend to fret over, she even likes that she still lives in her childhood home. No drama, no fuss, no problems. Everything is fine. Super duper fine.
Except … Olive’s best friend in the world, Birdie, is dying.
Birdie has one final wish. She wants to track down her first love, Chuck, and because she’s stuck in the hospital she needs Olive’s help to do it. But there’s a teeny problem: Chuck is somewhere in New York and Olive has never even left her home town, let alone roamed the crazy streets of Manhattan.
As if the big city isn’t scary enough, Olive has to contend with Seth, a cocky comedy TV writer who thinks she’s a joke; Anders, a bored socialite who’s taken a shine to her; and the fact that no matter how hard she tries to track down Chuck, he doesn’t seem to want to be found.
Can Olive learn to overcome her fears, abandon her old safe routine and fulfil her best friend’s last wish? It’s going to take extra bravery, one badass attitude and a whole lot of big sexy love to make this happen …