Monday, March 11, 2024

Book Review: It Must Be True Then


By Melissa Smoot

*One horrible, “bury your head under the covers” kind of day

*Two adorable children to nanny; and

*Their very hot, very single father

Daisy has realized you really can hit rock bottom when you lose your job, your boyfriend, and are estranged from your sister all at once. Seeking to claw her way out from the very definition of a bad year, her plan is to start by simply looking like she’s clawing her way out of rock bottom. On Instagram. Obviously.

But when she takes a stopgap job as a nanny to help a single father with his two young girls, being immersed in a close-knit, loving family starts to poke holes in her plan. Can making her not-so-picture-perfect life look perfect online really help her derailed career get back on track? Can it mend her relationship with her unreliable and painfully irritating sister? And can it get her back in the arms of her unbelievably beautiful and shallow ex…and as she gets closer to someone new, does she even want to?

A sparkling and bright novel of love, second chances, and finding your way in the age of ennui and influencers, It Must Be True Then is a delight for the millennial and Gen Z age. (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

I can’t say enough great things about this story. From the first few chapters, it just felt like one of the old-school women’s fiction books that got me loving this genre in the first place. The main character, Daisy, was so relatable and I felt a little bit “seen” while reading some parts. The author made the story flow so perfectly and I never felt like I was missing something critical.

Set in London (my favorite setting) the story follows Daisy and her obsession with a job she loves, which also comes with another of her obsessions, Jackson Oakley. When Daisy messes up with a huge client, her life goes on a trajectory that she could never have expected. There were times I thought I knew what was going to happen next, and then Adams would throw a giant curveball at me, and it was delightful.

If you are looking for a book that will give you that cozy feeling of curling up with your oldest friend and a nice glass of wine, then this is it. I found myself smiling throughout the entire story and I even felt inspired at many points. I can’t wait to see what Luci Adams comes out with next because I have found a new favorite author to add to my list!

Thanks to St. Martin's Press for the book in exchange for an honest review.

Also by Luci Adams: Not That Kind of Ever After

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