Two Sisters. One road trip. What could possibly go wrong?
Lottie has always followed the rules, her life is comfortable and she is – finally, finally – marrying her long-term, sensible, boyfriend Dean.
Tina is carefree, wild and, maybe, just a little bit careless. She doesn’t understand Lottie’s obsession with settling down with ‘dull Dean’. There’s so much to explore in the world.
The two sisters have drifted apart since the death of their older sister. Without her, Lottie and Tina realise how little they know each other. Desperate to remedy this, Tina convinces Lottie to set out on a road trip across the US, just the two of them.
But Tina has one more surprise in mind to shake up Lottie’s life – she must say yes to everything Tina suggests, no matter what . . .
Today I’m taking part in the blog tour for ‘Live A Little’ Thank you to Tracy at Compulsive Readers for the tour invite.
Just by reading what this book is about I knew I just had to be involved. Getting to know Lottie and Tina has certainly been an eye opener as they journey to America to go on the road trip of a lifetime (and for a purpose!) These are sisters with two completely different personalities but that’s what kept the storyline full of surprises. Lottie is a very much by the book kind of person and Tina just doesn’t think before she acts. So you can imagine the sparks that fly between them. Then to add Spike, their American friend into the mix gave the story more drama than ever!
I very much enjoyed ‘Live A Little’ and I was sad to get to the end! I loved Madeleine’s writing and I found myself vividly imagining their road trip, especially the amazing surroundings. If you want to escape into a beautiful story about love, betrayal, loss and friendship then I urge you to get started with this story. I am very much looking forward to reading more of Madeleine’s books in the future 😊 I give ‘Live A Little’ 4*/5*
Thank you to Bonnier Zaffre for an advanced copy of this book via Netgalley.
Madeleine Reiss was born in Athens. She worked for some years in an agency for street performers and comedians and then as a journalist and publicist. She currently works part-time at a brain injury charity and writes novels for the rest of the week. She has two sons and one grandson and lives in Cambridge with her husband and an extremely paranoid cat called Ruby.
She wrote her first novel at the age of fifty after her mother badgered her to enter a book writing competition that was being advertised on The Alan Titchmarsh Show. In order to stop her mother phoning her up and asking if she had done anything about it yet, she sent off three chapters of a book she had started and abandoned a few years before. To her amazement she won the competition and a publishing contract with Harper Collins. Joy was quickly followed by anxiety since she knew she then had to actually write the book.
This book was ‘Someone To Watch Over Me’. Since then she has written two more – ‘This Last Kiss’ and ‘Before We Say Goodbye.’