A heat of the moment thing by Maggie Le Page
“Becky Jordan has had it with relationships. From now on her time and dedication won’t be lavished on her latest Mr. Wrong—or, worse, Mr. Hell-No!—just the dream travel job which has unexpectedly leapt into her lap. Finally, life is looking great.
Unfortunately, not as great as her sizzling-hot, take-charge new boss. Matt Frobisher is everything she doesn’t want him to be, but if anyone thinks she’ll risk her career on a workplace fling they can think again. No amount of Superman behaviour from him will make her roll over and play Lois.
At least, that’s what her head says. Her heart, however, doesn’t do logical. In desperation she finds herself a Mr. Distraction, one with no strings and plenty of appeal. But Mr. Distraction also comes with unforeseen complications. Kryptonite complications, like Becky’s sister. And when she shows up there’s only one sure thing: not even Superman can prevent the Disaster Fest that’s about to blow Becky’s life apart.
Warning: contains one guy determined to win the girl, one girl determined not to be won, and plenty of heat in the middle.
(This book is intended for readers aged 18+.)
“A heat of the moment thing” was a fabulous read. I identified with Becky’s disastrous love life as if it was my own. What really hit a cord with me was that Becky, wasn’t perfect, she made her mistakes and paid the consequences- just like in real life. That is what endeared “A heat of the moment thing” to me, it wasn’t based in some fairy realm where everything works out magically; this was set in reality, where we have to work our bums off to get what we want.
I loved the writing style of the book. Becky’s first person narrative, it made her leap from the page and feel like real person. Although, Becky did some things I may not agree with, the novel was so well written – I immediately understood why she did those things and empathized with her.
“A heat of the moment thing” isn’t just your run of the mill chick lit book, it is a refreshing, witty, humorous novel that many of us will relate too from being there ourselves. Becky sure made me laugh and go down memory lane to revisit my own relationship disasters.
Maggie Le Page’s stunning debt is a must read. It is perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan and Sophie Kinsella. I highly recommend this enjoyable light-hearted read.
When she left full-time work for motherhood she put those sleep-deprived nights to good use, writing (and rewriting) her first book. She published A Heat Of The Moment Thing last year and hasn’t looked back.
These days Maggie lives in Christchurch, New Zealand with her partner of fifteen years and their two children, juggling
Maggie loves travel, reading and lazy hazy beach days, preferably presented to her as an island holiday combo. She regards a full night’s sleep as a novelty, a whole day spent writing as a luxury, and an evening with great friends, great food and great wine as one of life’s greatest pleasures.
Long story short, I decided to start writing my own book then and there. I bought an exercise book and started writing by the campfire every night. Needless to say, I soon learned just how hard it is to write a book that reads as effortlessly as Carole Matthews books. So I credit her as my inspiration–and blame her!
EPBR: Which character would you most like to be stuck on a deserted island with?