Blogoversary Giveaway: Just The Way You Are, by Lynsey James

just the way you are

Dear Ava,
How do you start writing a letter to someone, six years after breaking their heart?

Ava is unlucky in love as well as in life. The new office bitch has landed the dating column Ava wanted, and she can’t remember the last time she had a second date. It’s a good thing she has best friends Max and Gwen to pick up the pieces.

Deep down, Ava knows the reason why one date never turns into two – she’s in love with someone else. Someone she’s never even met.

It all started six years ago, with a letter from a secret admirer, Mr Writer…but then they suddenly stopped and Ava was heartbroken.

Now the letters have started again and Ava knows it could mean winning back the dating column at work. This time she’s determined to unmask Mr Writer…and find out once and for all if he’s Mr Right or Mr Very Definitely Wrong!


The amazing Lynsey James has very kindly donated an e-copy of Just The Way You Are for me to give away as part of my blogoversary celebrations! This debut novel is an adorable story which I am sure you will love, and Lynsey James is definitely an author to keep an eye on!

Just The Way You Are got 4 lovely stars from the Book Nook, you can read the full review here.

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Release date: 08 May 2015
Publisher: Carina UK
Amazon UK | Amazon US | Goodreads


lynsey jamesLynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She’s an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad- and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine- with her love of telling stories. She used to write her own episodes of Friends and act them out in front of her family (in fact she’s sure she put Ross and Rachel together first!)

A careers adviser at school once told Lynsey writing wasn’t a “good option” and for a few years, she believed her. She tried a little bit of everything, including make-up artistry, teaching and doing admin for a chocolate fountain company. The free chocolate was brilliant. When Lynsey left my job a couple of years ago, she started writing full-time while she looked for another one. As soon as she started working on her story, Lynsey fell in love and decided to finally pursue her dream. She haven’t looked back since.

When Lynsey’s not writing, eating cake or drinking tea, she’s daydreaming about the day Dylan O’Brien FINALLY realises they’re meant to be together. It’ll happen one day…

Connect With Lynsey

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15 thoughts on “Blogoversary Giveaway: Just The Way You Are, by Lynsey James

  1. Writing and receiving letters is something that should never die! Let’s keep it alive. I always write letters to my Mum if I’m away from home for too long! An email or text simply isn’t the same, and you can’t really keep them forever xx

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  2. I love sending and receiving letters. I’ve always had penpals and even though writing actively isn’t something I can really do now I still try to send as much snail mail as I can.

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