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review 2015-01-12 00:00
Irrepressible You
The Barbershop Girl - Georgina Penney ★★1/2
Ever since I saw the synopsis of this book I had wanted to read it. And recently I managed to take out time to strike this book from my to-read list.But sometimes, unfortunately, reality does not meet any expectations and leaves us feeling confused.

Confusing the reader seems to be a theme that is followed throughout the book. The story seems to be quite fast-paced and many sub-plots arise but are not visited properly by the author. Also the MCs seem to fall in love quite fast and it all feels unfeasible and quixotic. The heroine interactions with the hero make her look like a starry-eyed and fanciful and feeble-minded romantic. The hero however remains an inconsiderate bastard before and after falling in love.Also the heroine is far too forgiving to the hero as well as other supporting characters. She accepts him all too easily after he apologises. The heroine is the hero's muse and he writes disparaging slander about her in his weekly column at a newspaper and keeps writing it even after he falls in love and all the heroine needs to forgive his fraud is a confession of 'I love you'!!!

For all the high hopes I had on this book, none of it gained fruition !:(
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review 2015-01-12 00:00
Irrepressible You
The Barbershop Girl - Georgina Penney ★★1/2
Ever since I saw the synopsis of this book I had wanted to read it. And recently I managed to take out time to strike this book from my to-read list.But sometimes, unfortunately, reality does not meet any expectations and leaves us feeling confused.

Confusing the reader seems to be a theme that is followed throughout the book. The story seems to be quite fast-paced and many sub-plots arise but are not visited properly by the author. Also the MCs seem to fall in love quite fast and it all feels unfeasible and quixotic. The heroine interactions with the hero make her look like a starry-eyed and fanciful and feeble-minded romantic. The hero however remains an inconsiderate bastard before and after falling in love.Also the heroine is far too forgiving to the hero as well as other supporting characters. She accepts him all too easily after he apologises. The heroine is the hero's muse and he writes disparaging slander about her in his weekly column at a newspaper and keeps writing it even after he falls in love and all the heroine needs to forgive his fraud is a confession of 'I love you'!!!

For all the high hopes I had on this book, none of it gained fruition !:(
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review 2014-09-20 11:56
Review: Irrepressible You by Georgina Penney
The Barbershop Girl - Georgina Penney

So "Irrepressible You" is set in Fremantle, which means it automatically gets five stars! I grew up near there, went to South Freo (abbreviation for Fremantle) High School, and generally love the place.

 

But that means I can be hyper-critical. *cue ominous music*

 

Fortunately, Georgina absolutely captures Freo's unique vibe. It's a port city with a history of being working class, zany and filled with migrants. I say fortunately because I've chatted with Georgina on Facebook and would hate to have to downgrade a Freo book for failing the city :)

 

Plus, Amy and Ben are an awesome couple.

 

This isn't a category romance. This is more chick flick, but with darker edges. Ben is definitely edgy and at first I doubted I could deal with him as a romance hero, but he has style and his character is coherent and complicated. I ended up finding him memorable.

 

Amy is a doll. Great emotional depth and journey.

 

That's it! I'm keeping this review short, although I could rave about how well developed all aspects of the story are. Enjoy!

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review 2014-07-31 04:56
A Whole Lot of Fun
The Barbershop Girl - Georgina Penney

I'm not a girly girl, in fact I'm not really a fashion fan at all. The closest I get to dressing up and putting on makeup is usually brushing my hair and cramming my jeans in the dryer to get the creases out before I go to town but I genuinely enjoyed this book.

 

Amy Blaine is a farm girl at heart, even though she has been living in Perth, Western Australia a long time by the time the reader meets her. She owns a beauty salon and barber shop that sounds like something from a 1950s movie and loves 50s fashion. She is unlucky in love as well but all that changes when a British journalist, Ben comes on the scene. He immediately finds Amy interesting and starts writing about her in his UK newspaper column without her knowing, mistakenly thinking she'll be fine with it. As you can expect, she's not and it leads to one of the most satisfying happy endings I've ever read.

 

I think the big reason I enjoyed this book so much was the humour and Gerald, the sleepy bulldog. He is such a character, he stole every scene he was in.

 

 

5 stars from me.

 

 

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review 2014-04-15 02:42
Irrepressible You by Georgina Penney
The Barbershop Girl - Georgina Penney

Book – Irrepressible You

Author – Georgina Penney

Publication Date – February 14, 2014

Type – Stand Alone

Genre – Romance

Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars

 

Book provided by Author in exchange for an honest review.

 

Synopsis

You don't become a notorious British celebrity without rubbing a few people the wrong way, which is why writer and comedian Ben Martindale has decamped to Australia until the latest media frenzy dies down.

When he meets Amy Blaine, a perky blonde who dresses like a 1950s pin-up girl, he knows he's hit the satirical jackpot. He begins to fill his weekly London column with snarky observations about her life, clothes, and even their most intimate moments. It doesn't occur to him that Amy, who is letting her guard down for the first time in her adult life, might be upset - after all, it's hilarious, and his readers love her!

It isn't until Amy discovers the extent of his betrayal that Ben begins to realise just how badly he's cocked up the best thing that ever happened to him. But is it too late?

 

Review

OMG…this book is just too freakin’ cute!! I so fell in love with Amy Blaine and her quirky ways – she is adorable with her 50’s style of dress, her outhouse, her leaky roof – just everything about Amy had me laughing and marveling at her strength and charisma!

 

 

Now Ben….oh how I hated him ---- enjoyed him ---- loved him ---- laughed at him ---- hated him again!  What a cocky son-ova-bitch, but the best thing about Ben was getting what he deserved in the end.  For once he realized just how his sarcastic writing and words can utterly devastate a person.  Was he really that clueless that his articles he wrote wouldn’t hurt feelings, especially the woman he “so-called” was falling in love with.  Amy opened up Ben’s world and showed him how exciting life could be – she didn’t know who he was or how famous he was – she just loved his personality and could go up to bat with him word – for – word!!  Those two had me cracking up throughout the story!

 

 

Now the only problem I had with Amy was her ability to forgive Ben so easy.  There were times he was such an arrogant asshole (like what happened with his car) and his words really cut Amy…but she forgave him.  She gave him so many chances but the man was clueless with how to respect others and where he should draw some boundaries.

 

I also loved all the secondary characters in the book and their side stories ---- this book was amazing! Ms. Penney has a gift of making the reader laugh and transporting us into Australia to witness the story first hand.  She pulled so many emotions out of me with this book and each character developed through the book, especially Amy.  She finally put on her big girl panties and went head to head with her older sister.

 

 

Overall, this is an awesome read and I would recommend it to anyone who needs a good laugh along with a lesson filled sweet romance!

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