All Over The Place by Serena Clarke
Livi Callaway has fled back to London after a reality TV disaster in New Zealand. Safely anonymous in the big city, she’s determined to stay under the radar from now on. But her attempts to build a new life are complicated by unexpected visitors from her old one, and new dangers and temptations lie in wait.
Late one night, she meets a mysteriously sexy American on the Underground – and the events that follow take her from Pooh Bear to the golden lights of Paris, via a trail of rock stars dead and alive. A family in disarray, a determined Swede, a crazed Australian, and a childhood friend (who might yet be more than that) have her all over the place as she tries to discover the American’s secret – while keeping her own.
With help – and occasional hindrance – from her friends, what she eventually finds is something unexpected . . . sometimes, running away can lead you to exactly what you didn’t know you needed.
Introducing Livi Callaway, receptionist at Peaches Hair Salon in London,
Born in Britain but raised in New Zealand, Livi has a secret, one that made her leave her family and life, thousands of miles behind.
I honestly didn’t know what to expect when reading All Over The Place, was I going to get mystery, romance or chick lit.
Luckily for me, I got all three, with the American storyline, I found a mystery. Through both Livi and Cass’ lives, I discovered romance and waiting within the pages when learning about Livi’s friendships was my favourite thing of all, chick lit!
Livi may feel that she has been unlucky in the past but one thing for sure, she is blessed with, amazing friends.
Cass sounds like a fabulous best friend and their chocolate box is a great idea (although personally, I’d keep dipping in). I loved reading about their friendship, how it was formed and the bond the two share.
In fact I would say every character in the book is likeable in some way, apart from those tied up in the New Zealand storyline and Len.
I’m excited to see what’s next from Serena Clarke, after the ending of All Over The Place I’m hoping maybe it will be Livi and Co again, a new book for their new journey!