Thursday 16 July 2015

Blog Tour: I Followed the Rules by Joanna Bolouri

Title: I Followed the Rules
AuthorJoanna Bolouri
Published: 2nd July 2015
Publisher: Quercus

Today I am so thrilled to be part of the Blog Tour for Joanna Bolouri's brilliant book I Followed the Rules. I am excited to share my review with you and hope it gets you excited for the book. I also am giving away a copy of her book, so check out the end of the post for how to enter. As always the other stops on the tour are listed below, so please do stop by their blogs for some other great content.

Every now and again I need a book like this to help me see the funny side of life again and to escape reality for a bit and that's exactly what this book does.

I Followed the Rules is literally a joy to read. It is fun, humourous and has one of the best female characters in fiction called Catriona or as her friends call her, Cat. Cat is a kick-arse lady who certainly doesn't hold back when it comes to telling it like it is and expressing who she is. She is one of the most memorable characters and I can easily recall all the things she loves, like her swearing, singing and of course country music. She also has one of the best eight year daughters who had me grinning every single time she said something. I think she is more clued up than the rest of us adults! They are also of course joined by a host of fantastic characters who are very fun and witty- I have decided I need more people like this in my life. 

Joanna's writing style is great, she makes it so easy to read and you get sucked into the storyline so quickly. Not once did this make for hard reading. It's lighthearted and you very quickly find yourself in amongst Glasgow and Cat's story.

Although the plot of this book had a similar feel to another book I have read recently, it still managed to be unique in its own way and had a very welcome little twist at the end. 

As much as I didn't want this book to end, it's one that I just had to keep on picking up and reading, it is the ultimate feel good book and gave me the escape from the real world that I needed. I am very keen to read Joanna's debut The List now.


To be in with a chance of winning one paperback copy of I Followed the Rules, enter via Rafflecopter below. UK only I'm afraid! Ends 23.7.15
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  1. I've read The List by Joanna Bolouri before which I thought was a nice fun read and from what you've said it sounds like this'll be the same! Also the plot reminds me of How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days but the other way round ! Great review :)

    Laura @ What's Hot?

  2. Love the sound of this plot and love to discover a new author! Thanks for the comp x

  3. I'm reading a LOT at the moment due to illness & this looks like a fab mood lifter :) Fingers crossed, thanks x