Saturday, 27 December 2014

Review: You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning

Sweet, bookish Neve Slater always plays by the rules and the number one rule is that good-natured fat girls like her don't get guys like gorgeous, handsome William, heir to Neve's heart since university. But William's been in LA for three years, and Neve's been slimming down and re-inventing herself so that when he returns, he'll fall head over heels in love with the new, improved her.

So she's not that interested in other men. Until her sister Celia points out that if Neve wants William to think she's an experienced love-goddess and not the fumbling, awkward girl he left behind, then she'd better get some, well, experience.

What Neve needs is someone to show her the ropes, someone like Celia's colleague Max. Wicked, shallow, sexy Max. And since he's such a man-slut, and so not Neve's type, she certainly won't fall for him. Because William is the man for her... right?

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My Review
3 Stars!!


This book took me a while to get through, I don't usually take this long I think its due to the fact that parts of this book had me so frustrated and annoyed and others were at times too slow for my liking.

Max and Neve are the main characters and they both have issues they need to deal with. Neve thinks she is in love with William some boring guy that is out of the country at the moment and when he comes back she doesnt want him to see her as the fat girl he left but the size 10 women she strives to become.She thinks when he returns and sees her he will fall in love and they will live happily ever after discussing literature and being boring. He just bored me and anyone but Neve could see that they were too similar and she needed someone who was a lot more fun and well totally different from Neve.

This is where Max comes in who works with Neve's sister.Max doesn't do relationships, thats his problem.He sleeps around and gets bored and sleeps around some more. When these two characters meet they connect, they are totally different yet they are drawn together. So what happens when Neve proposes a pancake relationship? (You have to read it to understand the pancake relationship) He totally agrees, what could possibly go wrong?

“That was the worst thing about having a relationship with someone, even a pretend relationship. You opened up, let someone in, and when it was over, they had all the ammunition they needed to completely destroy you.”

Neve wants to get some experience and brush up on her flirting skills and so on..who better to try with than Max, someone who could never be attracted to her..or so she thinks.

Overall I liked it, it had some pretty funny, cute parts and I really like Max. Aww Max! But he did have a big problem ignoring such obvious hints! I wanted to smack him around the head at times. Most of all Neve frustrated me to no end, her distorted thinking, all the issues she had that she needed to work out instead of dieting.It all starts from loving yourself no matter what size you are, if you can't do that then you can be size 6 and still find yourself fat or repulsive.It's more about inner beauty. I really wanted to scream at Neve when she thought about William like omg DOES HE EVEN LIKE YOU? It was a lot about her! I hope you enjoy this book more than I did :)

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