While this book does have a Bridget Jones’s Diary vibe to it, what with the single female making a New Years’ resolution to change her romantic life, the writing and story lines set this novel far enough apart from the original.
Parts of this were quite predictable, but I still thoroughly enjoyed this novel. One thing I particularly liked was Phoebe not always enjoying everything she attempts on her list. After having extreme success and loving everything she was trying, I found it to be quite unrealistic, so it was good to see that not everything was for Phoebe, which is much more like it would be in real life. The most predictable and annoying part of this novel (the only thing really, that makes this a 4 star book instead of a 5) was of course, everything involving Phoebe’s ex-boyfriend. I know that some sort of drama or issue is needed before the ending, but really? Even so, it all wrapped up pretty well.
I am really glad I got the chance to read this, as I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved the writing and will definitely be on the lookout for more books by Joanna Bolouri :)