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Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Importance of Being Aisling!
Thanks so much to Olivia for organising the tour and don't forget to check out the rest of the stops!
You can take the small-town girl out of the big city - but can you take the big city out of the girl?
Job. Flat. Boyfriend. Tick. Tick. Tick.
Aisling (seems) to be winning at life. But life has other ideas.
Fired. Homeless. Dumped. Tick. Tick. Tick.
When everything comes crashing down around her, moving back in with her mam seems like a disaster.
But might returning to her roots provide the answers Aisling's looking for?
After reading Oh My God What a Complete Aisling, I absolutely fell in love with the book and the characters, so I was very excited when I heard the next one was coming out, and even more excited to be on the blog tour!
Opening The Importance of Being Aisling was just like seeing an old friend again and I was instantly absorbed right back into Aisling’s world. She’s such a loveable character and this book really cemented her place in my heart.
I don’t think you need to have read the first book to be able to read and enjoy this one, but I really wouldn’t recommend missing OMGWACA, it was a truly wonderful book and even one of my five-star favourites, so if you can, definitely read them both - you can never have too much Aisling!
All of the characters are believable and once again I loved how Irish it was. Reading it, you really do feel as though you’ve taken a trip to Ireland and you almost forget that you’re not there when you stop reading!
I also love how the authors combine laugh out loud funny with touching moments and important messages. It creates a really uplifting take on things and leaves you feeling positive. The only complaint I have is that my face hurts from laughing!
I normally just stick around the crime genre and when I first read OMGWACA I was worried that maybe I wouldn’t enjoy it because of the different genre to what I usually read, but now here I am on the second book in the series shouting about it from the rooftops and wanting to read more and more Aisling. So, what I wanted to highlight, is that I feel like this book is for anyone. It’s so funny and warm that I don’t know how anyone couldn’t love it and I really feel like the Aisling books can be enjoyed whether you usually read their genre or not.
Overall, I’m giving The Importance of Being Aisling 5 out of 5! It’s touching, heart-warming and hilarious. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants a feel-good comedy to help them escape from it all.
This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review
About the Authors
Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen conceived the character of Aisling in their sitting room in 2008, when they began to observe the many traits, characteristics and quirks of a very particular type of Irish girl; one they identified around them and one they identified with.
Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling was an instant sensation in their native Ireland and the Number One bestselling adult fiction title of 2017.
Emer McLysaght is the former editor of The Daily Edge and has worked extensively in journalism and radio.
Sarah Breen is a journalist whose work has appeared in Stellar, Image, U, the Irish Independent and The Gloss.
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