Fourteen Days Later – Sibel Hodge

Fourteen Days Later is P.S. I Love You meets My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

When accident prone Helen Grey finds a thong stuffed into the pocket of her boyfriend’s best work trousers, it’s time for her to move on. His excuse that he needed to dust the photocopier and just thought it was a rag sounds like a lame excuse.

Helen’s life is propelled in an unexpected direction after her best friend, Ayshe, sets her a fourteen day, life changing challenge. Helen receives a task everyday which she must complete without question. The tasks are designed to build her confidence and boost her self esteem but all they seem to do is push her closer to Ayshe’s brother, Kalem.

How will Kalem and Helen get together when she’s too foolish to realise that she loves him? How can he fall for her when he is too busy falling prey to her mishaps and too in love with his own perfect girlfriend? How will Kalem’s  turkish cypriot family react when they find out?

Is it really possible to change your life in fourteen days?

My daughter said I must read this book as it’s the funniest thing she’s read in ages. One look at the cover and I thought said daughter had gone doolally as it looks like this book is a deep, dark horror story but it couldn’t be more different. A pure chick lit is what this book is all about.

It’s got the typical, stereotype characters, Helen, the single, ditzy, thirty something girl with curly hair (why do all heroines have curly hair)?  Kalem, the dark brooding type. Ayshe, the best friend thats getting married.

All the usual things happens in this book that normally happen with characters like this, walking out of the toilet with her skirt tucked into her knickers. Farting while doing yoga and many many more.

It sounds like I’m describing just another of the thousands of this type of genre, run of the mill chick lit but nothing could be further than the truth. This book was a first class read, it had the magic to draw me in despite the conventional plot.

Told from her point of view, Helen was an endearing character and I was rooting for her all the way through, for her to get what she wanted.

There’s a sequel to this book, My Perfect Wedding but sadly it’s only available as an ebook but hopefully will be coming out in paperback soon. I’ll be first in the queue when it does.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sibel Hodge
    Feb 27, 2011 @ 09:46:31

    Many thanks for taking the time to review Fourteen Days Later. I’m so glad you enjoyed it 🙂


  2. bookfreak72
    Feb 27, 2011 @ 09:54:12

    Your welcome Sibel, thank you for reading and commenting 🙂


  3. Alex Knight
    Feb 27, 2011 @ 16:29:32

    Enjoyed this – thanks!


  4. bookfreak72
    Feb 27, 2011 @ 19:27:43

    No problem Alex, thanks for commenting 🙂


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