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Love Songs for Sceptics by Christina Pishiri
About The Book
My brother’s getting married in a few weeks and asked for help picking a song for his first dance. I suggested Kiss’s ‘Love’s a Slap in the Face’.
It didn’t go down well.
When she was a teenager, Zoë Frixos fell in love with Simon Baxter, her best friend and the boy next door. But his family moved to America before she could tell him how she felt and, like a scratched record, she’s never quite moved on. Now, almost twenty years later, Simon is heading back to London, newly single and as charming as ever . . .
But as obstacles continue to get in her way – Simon’s perfect ex-girlfriend, her brother’s big(ish) fat(ish) Greek wedding, and an obnoxious publicist determined to run Zoë – Zoë begins to wonder whether, after all these years, she and Simon just aren’t meant to be. What if, despite what all the songs and movies say, your first love isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be? What if, instead Zoë and Simon are forever destined to shuffle around their feelings for each other, never quite
getting the steps right . . .
Some books seem to fit perfectly in your life, like the author created it just for you, this was the feeling I had after reading this book. Full of reminiscent songs from when I was young mixed with a fresh and romantic story that made me enjoy every page.
First of all, the main character, Zoë Frixos is not one of those women that keep her thoughts hidden, she tries to be always truth to herself and respect the ones that surround her. So, when the story starts to get complex between her and her first love (Simon Baxter) and her song idol, she will have to decide what’s more important for her; love, principles or job…. Difficult to decide sometimes for your heart but totally clear for your mind. So, what will she choose, heart or mind?
There are a few things that I loved about this story; the leadership Zoë has in her job, the secondary characters, they are interesting and have their own part in the story making it more full and relatable. But my favorite thing of this book was the character “Zak Scaramouche”, an invented character from Zoë and Simon when they were young, a song artist that is a secret spy, that made me want to know more about him and to read his book! So, please, Christina Pishiris, make my dream come true and make him real! He seems so interesting…!
As you can see, I really enjoyed this book, it’s funny and romantic, realistic and charming. I am sure any reader will love to discover Zoë Frixos story, it’s a delightful read, believe me.
About The Author
Christina Pishiris was born in London to Greek Cypriot parents, who used to bribe her to go to family weddings by promising that George Michael might be there. To deal with the inevitable disappointment, she began scribbling stories on napkins and has been writing ever since. She started her career as a journalist, specialising in the TV industry, before going freelance. Since meeting her film-maker husband she’s also moved into production, working on music documentaries. Her hobbies include compiling cheesy 80s playlists, coveting the neighbour’s cat and writing protest letters to Guerlain after they discontinued her favourite perfume.