Review of Catch Me If You Cannes (Pt4) by Lisa Dickenson


Published: 25th May 2015
Publisher: Little Brown


Just one week ago, Jess was safely tucked away in her quiet seaside home, running her cafe and not really doing much of anything. So what on earth has happened between then and now that has her stealing a super yacht from Cannes marina? Leo. Leo happened. Jess doesn’t want to believe what everybody is saying about him. He’s her Leo, with his lazy smile, soft kisses and firm hugs, and she knows he’s a good man. But she can’t deny that something isn’t quite right so she just needs some time to figure things out. All Jess did was fall in love with a boy who liked Nutella. How has it come to this?


Thank you to Little Brown for kindly sending me a review copy. As part of the blog tour which I’m a part of, I’m reviewing Lisa’s book in four parts. This is the final installment. *cry face*

Seeing as I believed the opener of part 3 was drama town, well… What is this? Drama Universe? With Jess and Leo speeding away on a boat, things aren’t all peachy keen jelly bean. There was a lot of ironic moments from the way Jess and Bryony started with all the white lies and then towards the end.. I’m saying nothing. It’s brilliantly done on Lisa’s behalf – very clever writing!

“So she slapped on a smile, shook out her hair, even sang loudly the first line of Let It Go.”

I thought the ending (before the epilogue) was rather sweet and realistic. It seemed like the right thing for Jess and Leo, but of course, Lisa wasn’t done with them just yet! The epilogue changed it all and I thought the mention of an adventure seemed like the ideal way to end it. As much as I love Lisa, her hilarious ways and her writing, I just wasn’t crazy about the book and that’s sad to say but as a reviewer, I’m always 100% honest. It was great to curl up with every now and then – sometimes reading these books in the individual parts dampens your love for the book but fear not, it’s coming in Paperback!

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