Lizzy Dent took me on a cute whirlwind with The Summer Job last year and The Setup was so fun too. This book had me giggling with the main character, Mara’s antics right off the bat when she impersonates a fortune teller to an unsuspecting customer that she quickly becomes infatuated with. She then becomes engrossed in improving herself in time to meet this mystery man, while also discovering her workplace was in jeopardy in ceasing to exist.
I appreciated Mara’s character growth, but I have to say, I wasn’t a fan of hers. I didn’t like how she treated her over worrying parents and experienced frustration with her at times. BUT the secondary characters were so quirky and fun that it makes up for it all. I especially loved how Mara’s co-workers ban together and use their strengths in the common goal of saving their community’s leisure facility.
Overall, this was a fun story and a great summer book to read.
Thank you G.P. Putnam’s and Sons for the gifted copy. Thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
Mara Williams reads her horoscope every day - but she wasn't expecting to be in a whole other country when destiny finally found her. Just as a fortune teller reveals that her true love is about to arrive, a gorgeous stranger literally walks into her life. And now Mara is determined to bring them together again . . . Surely even fate needs a nudge in the right direction sometimes?
But while Mara is getting ready for 'the one', the universe intervenes. Her new flatmate Ash is funny, and kind, and sexy as hell . . . There was no predicting this: it's as if her destiny just arrived on her doorstep.
So will Mara put her destiny in fate's hands - and finally trust herself to reach for the stars?