Book Club: A Girl Like You (Gemma Burgess)

Sunday, 16 September 2012

I was hooked on this book from the beginning and loved it! I found Abigail's character is relatable. She's just come out of a long term relationship and is clueless about dating. I really like Abigail and Robert's relationship, their interactions were the ones that made me laugh the most and it was written in a realistic manner. I also like the way Abigail's friendship dynamics with her best friends, her sister and their other halves are written, as they kind of remind me of the 'Friends' group.

The story was a little predictable, but certainly enjoyable. It kind of reminded me a little of the film, 'The Ugly Truth' with Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler. I was engrossed from the beginning and kept wanting to know what Abigail was up to - a bit like a nosy friend hearing another's gossip. At the beginning the prologue describes an event, which the first 2/3s of the book leads up to. I was expecting that to be the end and there to be a happily ever after there, but the story develops more and leads up to a lovely ending, which left me with a goofy smile on my face.

I liked that there was specificity in some of the makeup and products that the characters used. For a beauty junkie like me, seeing the author name MAC blushers and lip glosses, Chanel Glossimers, Benefit Hoopla (I laughed at the typo, as it's called Hoola), REN face masks, Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, Philosophy microdermabrasion kit etc. is like giving a fat kid cake. If you enjoy chick lit books, then this book will definitely be a winner for you!


Have you read any of Gemma Burgess' books? I already have her first book, 'The Dating Detox' downloaded onto my Kindle!

Thank you for reading. xoxo, Joy


  1. I'm fairly certain I have read both of these and loved them both, though can't actually remember the story, may reread them :) xx

    1. You should definitely reread them! They're great easy reads :) x

  2. nice!

    p.s. I'm having a giveaway from Sunglasses Shop if you'd like to check it out! xx