July 6, 2021
If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?
Today started off like every other: tedious letters, refilling the coffee machine, unjamming the printer. But then, just as I was about to clock off, for a girls’ night of pasta and wine with my best friends, BIG NEWS: Michael Hunter is going to be my new boss.
Gorgeous, smart, funny (maybe a little too confident) Michael, aka the man of my dreams.
If only he would notice the real me and see that we’re the perfect match.
If only I could take the advice from my self-help book: be more assertive and ask him out.
If only I had long legs and shiny hair and a pair of tights without ladders.
If only I would listen to my friends and workmate Dan when they warn me that Michael is trouble…
The Kindle version of If Only is currently on sale for $.99!
What happens when three very tipsy best friends invoke a spell using kitchen herbs to bring about the change that they think is most important for them? Well, not exactly what they expect in If Only, a women’s fiction novel, by Angela Marsons.
Cher, self-deprecating, funny, and sweet, works in an office where she’s not challenged and kept in the dark by her supervisor who thinks that being the only one to handle things or know about them will keep him in his job. He’s wrong. As the offices are in turmoil, Cher longs for Michael Hunter, who is posh, effetely attractive and upper management. Because Cher is trusting, she never quite sees Michael Hunter for who he is nor does she see her colleague Dan for who he is.
Deb is about to get married, her third attempt because her soon-to-be MIL, Margie, keeps interfering and trying to control all aspects of the wedding. At the same time, Deb is forced into a competition with a sales colleague to see who can get the most sales and become the new manager. Between a duplicitous colleague and an interfering MIL, Deb is at the end of her rope.
Sarah, a wannabe writer, is in love with a married man. Like all other other women, Sarah is certain he will leave his wife for her and they will live in sexual bliss and happily-ever-after.
If Only is funny, charming, tender, sometimes mortifying, and bittersweet, absolutely making the reader feel an entire gamut of emotions. What it succeeds at is making the reader feel good at the end. That things can work out even if not in the way that you expect them to. And that sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for because you just might get it and not entirely in the way that you expect.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
4 out of 5 butterflies