Book Review: Yours Truly by Kirsty Greenwood


Yours Truly by Kirsty Greenwood
Published: July 4th, 2012 from Novelicious Books
Genre: Fiction > Contemporary > Chick Lit
Rating: 4 our of 5
Source: Bought on Amazon for Kindle
Your bum does not look big in that dress.

Mmm, it tastes delicious!

Of course you’re better looking than Jon Hamm.


Newly engaged Natalie Butterworth is an easy-going girl. She’ll do anything for a quiet life and if telling a few teensy white lies keeps her friends and family happy, then so what? It’s not like they’ll ever discover what she’s really thinking…

Until one night, thanks to a pub hypnotist, Natalie’s most private thoughts begin to bubble up and pop out of her mouth. Things get very messy indeed. Especially when some sticky home truths offend her fiancé.

Natalie must track down the hypnotist before the wedding is officially cancelled. So along with bad influence bestie Meg, Natalie finds herself in the Yorkshire Parish of Little Trooley – a small village bursting with big secrets, nosy old folk and intriguing Wellington-wearing men.
When the girls get stranded in the village with no means of escape and no way to break the hypnotist’s spell, Natalie is forced to face the truths she has been avoiding her whole life…



Yours Truly follows Natalie, a newly engaged… pushover. I guess that was sort of mean. But she is! Natalie has a hard time letting people down or well, telling them when she’s not pleased and I do mean PEOPLE. Not just family members, but anyone and everyone. Her fiancè Olly is a total tool. The guy makes food that tastes like cardboard, requires that you shower before you sleep with him (and he showers before AND after) and has a habit of asking if it was good when he’s done. I mean, COME ON! Then there’s Natalie’s mom and sister who just irritated the utter crap out of me. How — why — I mean — seriously these two were just infuriating!

Natalie’s friend talks her into going to a hypnotist show as moral support to be hypnotized but the hypnotist doesn’t want her friend, he wants her so he pretends to hypnotize her friend only in reality to be hypnotizing Natalie! Natalie doesn’t realize this until she goes home later to find that she can’t filter her mouth to stop saying what she really thinks.

This begins her journey hours away from home to a small town where she ends up snowed in trying to find the hypnotist to reverse it all but in the process realizes a few things about herself, her fiancè and the people around her.

I will say I really enjoyed this book. Even though Natalie frustrated me, I was rooting for her the whole time. I loved her snarky attitude and I loved the heavy British slang that goes on in this book! I always tell myself to read more chick lit and I’m glad I finally am!


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