Good evening readers, today has been an incredibly productive day. Not only have I had my hair highlighted, washed, cut and blow-dried, but I have also tidied the house ready for the new lodger tomorrow. My first day at home for the weekend, for over eight weeks, has been great and I cannot wait to spend tomorrow reading and listening to music. This book has been sat in my inbox for a couple of months and I am very happy to finally get this posted! Hope you enjoy!
Interior designer Carrie Newman could not have envisioned a more perfect life for herself. She had a great job doing what she loved, wonderful friends, and a close relationship with her sister and brother-in-law. Add in an amazing man who she’d hoped would soon become her husband, and her life was perfect. Until one devastating decision ruins her relationship and changes the course of her life. Determined to make a new start, Carrie leaves Texas and heads to Palm Beach to pick up the pieces of her shattered and broken life. The last thing she expects is to find herself attracted to her first client at her new job—Brad Larson, who has proven himself time and time again to be caddish. But there’s something beneath the surface of Brad’s arrogant exterior that keeps her craving more of him—something almost sweet that Carrie can’t seem to resist. Is Carrie ready to take another chance on romance? And will this new design of her life prove to be the right one…?
In her debut novel Isabella, weaves a delightfully romantic tale, destined to melt the heart of the coldest hearted reader. Following a woman’s journey of self-discovery and a second chance to find love, this novel is a lovely chick-lit read. I loved how independent Carrie was in her passion for interior design especially in her pursuit of starting a life thousands of miles away from her original hometown. I loved the determination that Carrie showed and her independence in contrast with her passion for her perfect career. I loved the way that the author described Carrie, and I really felt myself relating to her as a character. A chance encounter with the devilishly handsome Brad Larson, who is also Carrie’s first design project client, creates problems for the main character. Although originally a business meeting the attraction between Carrie and David is undeniable. I loved watching their relationship develop and the teasing that occurs between them is incredibly exciting. Should you ever mix business with pleasure? However, a series of spanners in the works causes the two to question everything that they have ever known.
In terms of the writing the characters are incredibly well built up; I could imagine each character incredibly well. I also loved the burgeoning relationship created for Carrie’s older sister and her brother in law’s distress to produce a child. I also loved the weaving of characters lives that helped to create interlacing sub-plots. I also liked how well the author introduced the supportive and devoted family; excellent in my eyes.
I loved reading this novel; fun, delightful, romantic and traumatic, I loved reading about Carrie’s journey and following her life after her terribly traumatic heartbreak. Well written with a great understanding of how to introduce and sustain suspense this novel really exposed the troubles of heartbreak. The right design has the perfect mix of humour, romance, drama and pain; I really loved this book and cannot wait to see the different works of this author in the future. I loved the way that Carrie almost restarts her life after the hearbreak and I think this will hit home for a lot of readers. This is a wonderful debut novel for Isabella Louise Anderson: and I look forward to reading more of her work.