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[[ Read Epub ]] ⚸ The Liberation of Alice Love ⚤ Delicious In So Many Ways, You Ll Find This One Hard To Put Down Laura Dave, Author Of The Divorce Party And London Is The Best City In America Alice Love Keeps Her Life And Job, And Family Running In Perfect Order, So When Her Bank Card Is Declined, She Thinks It S Just A Mistake Sadly, Someone Has Emptied Her Bank Account, Spending Her Savings On Glamorous Trips, Sexy Lingerie, And A To Die For Wardrobe And Leaving Alice With Lots Of Debt As A Dashing Fraud Investigator Helps Her Unravel The Intriguing Paper Trail, Alice Discovers That The Thief Is Closer To Home Than She Ever Imagined What S , It Seems Like Her Alter Ego S Reckless, Extravagant Lifestyle Is The One Alice Should Have Been Leading All Along As The Little White Lies Begin To Stack Up, How Far Will Alice Go To Find The Truth And Whose Life, Exactly, Is She Fighting For Refreshing, Fun, And Sexya Perfect Beach Read Closer Why This is a rewrite of a Friends episode when Monica s identity gets stolen I found myselfannoyed that she didn t just turn Ella in versus obsessing over how muchexciting her imagined life wasridiculous I find it very hard to believe than anyone who had their identity stolen to this degree would just be so forgiving. This was an interesting novel, but the whole plot seemed eerily similar to the Friends episode where Monica Gellar finds out that someone has stolen her identity In that episode, Monica studies the credit card transactions, and goes to the gym where Faux Monica is taking tap classes, the art studio where Faux Monica is taking an art class, and the stores and restaurants where Faux Monica is charging away The real Monica can t help but realize that Faux Monica is living the life Real Monica should be living, and if all of this sounds just like the plot of The Liberation of Alice Love, well, that s because it is On top of the plot similarities, the character of Alice behaves in ways that just don t make sense especially for a lawyer She even commits crimes in her investigation of Faux Alice, some of which were 100% unbelievable breaking and entering, assault As a lawyer myself, I also find it rather difficult to believe that she was the back up receptionist for a talent agency, and that she would have to fight her way to become an agent Working as in house counsel for a business is a pretty big deal, and this would be a position of huge prestige not a job that would be a stepping stone to becoming a talent agent Unless things are that much different in Britain, but it was often hard for me to even remember I was reading a British book it seemed very American in nature.
One star for idea, 0 that s zero for execution That s all I m willing to give I feel cheated by this book I devoted a lot of time to its 343 pages and didn t get anything in return It was a freebie on my Nook so what did I expect Liberation actually gets off to a good start Mousy, reliable Alice Love is a lawyer working for a talent agency She is ignored, humiliated, and taken advantage of And that s just at her job She has little private life to speak of Then Alice s identity and her life s savings are stolen by someone she would never have suspected Alice becomes obsessed with locating her friend As she traces her steps, she finds herself longing to live the extravagant life that this woman is living The Goodreads description is better than the book itself So here s the first of my many complaints There are several scenes in here that are virtually lifted right out of When Harry Met Sally, Dirty Dancing, Bridget Jones s Diary, and The Devil Wears Prada I could literally see the scenes from these movies playing in my head as I read those passages There s lots of irritating Hollywood name dropping Never mind There s always George Or Brad Or Jake Or Clive Clearly we re supposed to know who these men are And clearly this book will have a short shelf life since 20 years from now, few people will care about these actors It shouldn t be a surprise that the author is 25 years old and lives in Los Angeles Secondly, if Alice is such a smart lawyer, than why did it take her so long to catch on to her banking problems You would think that after numerous credit cards were rejected for insufficient funds, she would check her bank account But then her friend wouldn t have had time to clear out her account and there d be no story And most surprisingly of all, Alice getsandstupid as the book goes on When her bank account was emptied out, so was any common sense in her head She starts making excuses for her friend She d never steal from small businesses She carefully picked only victims she knew wouldn t be wiped out by her theft How does Alice know that I doubt someone who commits identity theft multiple times would have enough morality to think that way The book makes the leap from fairly believable to ridiculous to UTTERLY ridiculous If it had just been ridiculous from the beginning, I would have known to stop reading it By the end the book has devolved into a ludicrous mess I won t even mention the grammatical errors that got worse and worse My editorial side went into overdrive But the biggest crime McDonald commits is misrepresenting what identity theft is really like The bank refunded her savings, and Alice s credit rating was restored to its former faultless glory Quote What planet is this author living on There is no way identity theft is cleaned up that quickly I know people who ve had to deal with the fall out for years and years I can only surmise that the author did little to no research on identity theft So, in the end, everyone gets what they want and I don t believe any of it for one minute. Alice Love is a stickler when it comes to keeping her life and finances in order so when her bank card is declined, she thinks it s just a simple clerical error However when Alice goes to see a mortgage advisor so she can put down a deposit on a flat of her own, Alice learns that not only was her card being declined not a mistake but that all of her bank accounts have been emptied and her debts now run to thousands of pounds After having a mini crisis, Alice enlists the help of a fraud investigator, Nathan, to help her discover just who it is that has stolen her identity and plunged her into so much despair As Alice and Nathan follow the clues to uncovering the thief, Alice finds that instead of being repulsed by such dramas and searching, she s actually enjoying being different to her usual self But as Alice s little white lies start to stack up, is she starting to lose focus on who exactly is the real Alice Love Abby McDonald, to put it simply, intrigues me She s only 25 but has already had four books published, two teen titles and two chick lit titles I haven t read any of her books but since reading about her chick lit debut The Popularity Rules I ve been interested in reading one of her books, simply because she s only 25 and I totally admire the fact that she s a published author so young So I was thrilled when I received The Liberation of Alice Love to read as it sounded like such a complex and exciting plot plus I couldn t wait to try out one of Abby s books to see if she was a writer I d be keeping my eye on for all future releases.I m pleased to report that I hugely enjoyed The Liberation of Alice Love It had a little bit of a slow start, easing us into the plot, before the blow was dealt to Alice that her entire life savings had been taken and she was now not only thousands of pounds in debt, but also had creditors and loan sharks and what not on her back, chasing their money It s not a plot I ve ever come across before and once Alice decides she s going to hunt down her thief, the book really takes off and from then on I found it near impossible to put the book down On the one hand I couldn t wait to finish it to see how it all panned out for Alice, but on the other I didn t want it to end because I enjoyed seeing Alice transform from a run of the mill kind of character to figuring out who her real self was.Alice was such an intriguing character As I said, she was a bit dull and non descript to start out with but over the course of the book she really comes into her own It was as if the Alice before the theft was just passing through life with no real purpose and wasn t being 100% herself so when she suddenly decides that she wants to confront the person who stole all of her money she comes out of her shell and we get to see the real Alice I admit, I did like the predictable Alice, despite how boring she might have been perceived But I liked the new Alice a lot , she acts in a way I m sure a lot of people wish they had the nerve to act and I loved her Alice carries the story mainly on her own but there are a lot of background characters who all add to the storyline The first person I want to mention is Flora, Alice s step sister At first, it doesn t seem as if she s going to be a central character for Alice to rely on, but as the book progresses, so does Flora and Alice s relationship Flora was probably my favourite character, bar Alice Despite her sunny exterior and seemingly never ending optimism, there was another side to her, one that asks a lot of questions as the book goes on and I was intrigued to learn what was troubling her The only male interest in the book comes in the shape of Nathan, a fraud investigator He and Alice sparked off each other really well and I quite liked him There were a further few characters Julian, Alice s friend, Cassie, another friend but the book mainly featured Alice, Flora and Nate, as well as Alice s thief, of course.A lot of the book focuses on Alice s work life, too, as a lawyer for an agency I was surprised at how much time was given to Alice s job in the book but it was important to keep that in there as it s a focal point of Alice s life The most surprising thing about the book, though, was how far Alice was willing to go to unmask her thief She tells some pretty innocent lies in her bid to track down the person who stole so much from her, but as expected, the little white lies all start adding up and I knew it only became a matter of time before it all exploded in Alice s face To see such a character have such a big turn about in a matter of 400 pages was equally unreal and totally readable I knew that I should probably have disliked Alice for what she herself was doing at some points during the book but I understood it all perfectly Abby McDonald pulled that off perfectly making Alice so sympathetic to the reader The book was incredibly well written and once it got into it s stride, I really ate up the pages I was slightly worried how you would end a book with such complex ties to finish up, but I was satisfied enough There was an interesting sub plot about Alice and her friend Julian that I don t think was tied up right, generally because I wanted to know why what happened between himself and Alice happened However the actual ending of the book was good It was ever so slightly open ended but enough was tied up for me to be satisfied with it.Overall I loved The Liberation of Alice Love It had everything needed to make a fantastic read a great unique plot, great writing and a really great lead female character who, along with her stunning red dress, adds up to a fantastic read This is an absolute must read for all chick lit fans and despite it s relatively slow start, it does come good quickly and I was soon fully engrossed Abby McDonald is certainly an author to keep an eye on and I will definitely be seeking out her debut chick lit offering The Popularity Rules as well as any further chick lit books she produces.