I Have Never by Camilla Isley
Today is my spot on the I Have Never tour and I am here with my review of this glorious book!
Here’s more information on it first though.
About the Book
When Blair loses her job and gets dumped by her boyfriend all in one day, she starts to wonder if she’s had it all wrong. And what better way to find out than experience everything the list forbade?
With hilarious consequences, Blair will discover some items are trickier to tick off than she’d thought…
A laugh out loud romantic comedy perfect for fans of Lindsey Kelk, Sophie Kinsella, and Mhairi McFarlane. First Comes Love is a series of interconnected romantic novels. However, each book in the series can be read as a standalone novel.
So the very first thing I have to mention is that I have not read the first book in this series yet but I am definitely going to be making sure I do that very soon because I really loved this book! I Have Never hooked me within the first few pages and I absolutely loved it until the very last page. Okay, there were a few niggling issues for me personally because I sort of hate how people are described aesthetically BUT as this is a “me” issue and not a book issue, it was easy to move past. I mean, I know a fair few people who would be quite happy reading about the description of a male’s bottom! That being said, I read this book in two sittings (and only because I was too tired to continue in one sitting but I did get to 1am before stopping!) It was such a wonderfully cute and lovely romance with just a few obstacles in the way…
I Have Never is somewhat predictable but that was totally okay because one of the things that is really important in “chick lit” books is that the characters are appealing, and they are this indeed. I absolutely loved the way that Blair’s life changed so drastically in this book and how it made her realise that the way she was living life wasn’t living at all. I loved how she learned to go with the flow a little more and to be less rigid about things. It was such a fantastic transformation. Plus it meant that the book was full of interesting things. Specifically the thing that I loved the most about this book was Blair’s list and how each chapter was her chance to tick something off the list. It was really brilliant and helped to make the book that little bit more exciting.
As mentioned above, characters are always incredibly important in romance books where by you know how essentially things are going to turn out. Thus I was very pleased by the very wonderful array of characters in I Have Never. I loved Blair and I loved everyone in the office she works at. I love how lively the whole office was and how it is exactly the kind of work place that I would love to work at – and hell, I do have some incredible team members in my job! But the best character by far was Chevron. She was the absolute cutest character ever. I loved how she played such an important role in the book and how she just seemed to bring everyone and everything together in the end. She would definitely be a very good reason to pick this book up again and again!
All in all, I kinda likes this book. Okay, so I kinda loved this book. It was cute, a quick read and the story has stayed with me ever since I put the book down. It’s the kind of book that makes you think. It is also just so lovely and full of love and hope. I am very excited to go back and read the first book in this series now and to wait in anticipation for the next book in the series as well – and I am really hoping that Chevron might make an appearance! So if you’re looking for a heart-warming, addictive romance series, you should definitely get your hands on this book!
About the Author
She’s a cat lover, coffee addict, and shoe hoarder. Besides writing, she loves reading—duh!—cooking, watching bad TV, and going to the movies—popcorn, please. She’s a bit of a foodie, nothing too serious. A keen traveler, Camilla knows mosquitoes play a role in the ecosystem, and she doesn’t want to starve all those frog princes out there, but she could really live without them.