Hollywood movies are Beth’s passion. She hopes her life will always be filled with ‘movie moments’, where things like serendipity and fate happen every day. Her boyfriend Danny has always been the embodiment of her perfect Hollywood hero – though after seven years together the initial silver-screen romance has settled into something more predictable.
And then, one morning at work, Beth receives an anonymous delivery of a take-out coffee cup with a cryptic message suggesting a meeting at Tiffany’s. From there, she is given a series of clues directing her to some of NYC’s most popular landmarks – a treasure hunt using unique rom-com-related prompts perfect for a movie-lover like Beth to decipher. And Beth is forced to wonder: has Danny realised their relationship needs a boost – or could it be that charming new work colleague Ryan, with his intense gaze, flirtatious smile and almost encyclopaedic movie knowledge, wants to sweep her off her feet? And how would she feel about taking a chance on a new leading man in her life?
The Love of a Lifetime is the first book I have read by this author and I would certainly read more.
Beth is a born again romantic. She pretty much lives with her head in the clouds and seems to live her life wrapped up in a protected bubble. Things start to change though when new colleague Ryan starts and her boyfriend Danny starts to act strangely.
The whole story line of a ‘treasure hunt’ with clues from movies was a bit far fetched for me but definitely romantic. Ideally I think all of us would love our love lives to play out like they do in the movies but in real life that very rarely happens.
I do like the characters in this story and I was really drawn to them all and the book didn’t take me long to read as I was really interested in Beth’s life and to who was behind the clues.
What I especially love about this book is that it is very different to others in it’s genre. I thought it was going to be a stereo typical love story and to a certain extent had probably written it off as an okay read when I started it but the author totally surprised me which I loved and it made me fall in love with the book that little bit more.
Definitely recommend The Love of a Lifetime if you love romance and are looking for something that little bit different.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
The Love of a Lifetime is available to purchase from Amazon.