Book Review: White Lies, by Emily Harper

Searching for the man of her dreams, one want ad at a time…

white lies

Imagine standing in line at Harvey Nichols waiting to buy the most gorgeous silk Gucci dress. The only minor problem? You can’t afford it, it’s a size smaller than you are, and you have absolutely no place to wear it.

Meet Natalie Flemming: a twenty-something woman working in London for a fabulous shoe-designing firm, but the only thing they let her touch is the company’s tax forms. She has decided to give fate a vacation and takes the task of finding the man of her dreams (or Johnny Depp if he would just return her calls…) into her own hands.

She craves adventure, spontaneity, passion- or will just settle for a decent date.


I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, so thanks go to Ana from This Chick Reads and to the author.

If you’ve read my review of Emily Harper’s My Sort-of, Kind-of Hero, then you’ll know I instantly fell in love with her writing. I was thrilled to discover that White Lies was just as brilliant.

Natalie is an absolutely hilarious main character. She’s just fabulous: a bit scatty, a tad accident prone, and with a slight habit of letting the odd white lie slip out. Ah well, a little white lie never hurt anyone…right?

She just has such a habit of getting herself into a sticky situation, and it’s hilarious to watch the outcome. She’s an incredibly lovable and relatable character, who is very sweet at heart, but doesn’t always think before opening her mouth.

Oliver is a total dreamboat, and the chemistry between them is electric. I thoroughly enjoyed their witty banter and how Oliver forces Natalie to come out of herself, when she is so used to hiding behind her protective shell.

What unfolds is an incredibly entertaining and heart-warming story, which I thoroughly encourage all chick-lit lovers to read at your earliest convenience. I can’t wait to read more from Emily Harper.

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Release date: 04 October 2013
Amazon UK
Amazon US


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