Jun 28, 2014

Irrepressible You by Georgina Penney

You don't become a notorious British celebrity without rubbing a few people the wrong way, which is why writer and comedian Ben Martindale has decamped to Australia until the latest media frenzy dies down.

When he meets Amy Blaine, a perky blonde who dresses like a 1950s pin-up girl, he knows he's hit the satirical jackpot. He begins to fill his weekly London column with snarky observations about her life, clothes, and even their most intimate moments. It doesn't occur to him that Amy, who is letting her guard down for the first time in her adult life, might be upset - after all, it's hilarious, and his readers love her!

It isn't until Amy discovers the extent of his betrayal that Ben begins to realise just how badly he's cocked up the best thing that ever happened to him. But is it too late?


The British satirical writer Ben has moved to Australia after a bad break up and the media attention that came with it. There he meets Amy, a small, cute woman with an exceptional dress style. She's working as a barber and hairdresser and she always looks impressive because of her fantastic fifties style. Ben immediately likes her and she becomes his muse. He writes satirical columns for a newspaper and describes their meetings. His audience loves what he's writing about Amy. In the meantime Amy is slowly starting to trust Ben. After a difficult past it isn't easy for her to open up to a man again. Unfortunately she doesn't know about Ben's articles and the way he's portrayed her. 
Irrepressible You is an unusual love story. Georgina Penney has written a wonderful and original story. I liked the setting of this novel very much. Because of all the clear descriptions of the surroundings, clothing, looks, but also emotions the story is quite vivid. I had the feeling that I really got to know Ben, Amy and the people in their lives. I couldn't put this book down. I read it in one go, because I was so curious to see how the story would develop. I'm glad I had the chance to read this novel as it's very good! 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good :)
    Thank you for the lovely review :)


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