When Sarah Peterson accepts her Auntie Kay’s unexpected offer to take over her florist’s shop, she’s prepared for a change of job, home and lifestyle. What she isn’t prepared for is the discovery of a scarily accurate clairvoyant reading that’s been missing for twelve years. All her predictions have come true, except one: she’s about to meet the man of her dreams. Oh, and his name is Steven.
Suddenly Stevens are everywhere. Could it be the window cleaner, the rep, the manager of the coffee shop, or any of the men she’s met online?
On top of that, she finds herself quite attracted to a handsome web designer, but his name isn't even Steven...
During this unusual search, will Sarah find her destiny?
On the 3rd of June, Jessica Redland's novel 'Searching for Steven' was released by So Vain Books and I am really excited to be part of the blog tour for this new release today! When I was contacted by So Vain Books about 'Searching for Steven', I straight away looked forward to reading the book because based on the lovely colourful cover and the book description I already had a good feeling I would end up enjoying it. I am always up for checking out a fun romantic comedy read and I hoped 'Searching for Steven' would end up to be just that. Next to a review of the book I also have a guest post by Jessica herself to share with all of you today, so be sure to scroll down to read it!
Sarah Peterson has just turned thirty and when her hopes of a proposal from her boyfriend Jason are smashed, she decides their relationship hasn't been going anywhere and it's time for them to go their separate ways. When her aunt Kay contacts her with the news she is going to travel the world and wants to give her flower shop to Sarah to run by herself, the timing couldn't possibly be more perfect. Sarah packs her bags and moves back home, closer to her family and friends, ready to start afresh. When she suddenly finds a tape of a clairvoyant's reading from when she was 18 (and too drunk to remember what she was told), she listens to it again and discovers the clairvoyant predicted almost everything that would happen to her in the upcoming years. So when she hears the love of her life is called Steven, Sarah decides to trust the clairvoyant's message and start the search for her very own Steven...
'Searching for Steven' turned out to be a really enjoyable and light chick lit read; another great release by So Vain Books. I straight away really liked the storyline; Sarah turning her life upside down, starting her own flower shop, and searching for her Mr. Right who has to be named Steven. Sarah is a lovely heroine who I instantly warmed to and started rooting for. I loved reading about the flower shop and how Sarah starts up her own business, and of course her search for Steven based on the clairvoyant's reading she finds on an old cassette tape, and all the people who help her along the way. From her friends Elise and Clare (who can't stand each other), Sarah's aunt Kay, and the handsome Nick who helps Sarah settle in as a business owner.
Jessica Redland's writing fits the romantic comedy genre really well. It's light, easy to get through, and well-paced. I got the feeling the story became a bit too slow towards the ending of the book and perhaps this could have been written more compactly with a bit of extra editing. However, this didn't ruin the novel or reading experience and I already am excited to see what else Jessica Redland will bring us in the future. Overall, 'Searching for Steven' is a light-hearted, warm, fun romantic comedy that will leave you with a smile on your face; a worthwhile read for chick lit fans!
Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.