Yo - Yo dieter, Lula Love read her decree nisi, she vowed to show her unfaithful husband that she was still desirable. After all, she was pretty, blonde, thirty-something, and was always smiling. Or rather, she used to smile a lot, until Ollie left.
She stood in front of the full-length mirror in the bathroom and looked at her reflection: a caricature of the Michelin man. Size 18 on a bad day, and only five feet one inches tall.
Time for action instead of tears!
No more leggings and baggy tops
No more cream doughnuts
No more takeaways
She would enrol her best friends: Meg and Jen, to help her keep on the straight and narrow. Exercise would be good too – didn’t her rather handsome neighbour go running every morning?
A romance – that’s what she needed! Plus, a Full Monty breakfast every Saturday morning at the local supermarket café, of course. That would hardly ruin the diet, would it?
Praise for - ‘The Love Diet.’
“Lula is a delightful character and this warm and funny book has many laugh-out-loud moments”
– Kay Christopher, author of Never Let Her Slip Away.
"I have just got back from reading this book on holiday. It was a great light hearted read and I just didn’t want to put it down. Mardi Marsh is a very talented writer and I am excited to read more of her books."
I highly recommend! 5/5 Stars
- Tommy Boy (Amazon UK Customer)
I read The Love Diet, on a weekend away and it proved a great holiday read. The book, the first in a trilogy, narrates the life and loves of Lula Love, a 30-something events planner who is recently divorced and trying to get her life back on track. It is full of romance and comedy – one minute you are empathising with Lula and her woes and the next you are laughing along with her about a situation she is in. It is very Bridget Jonesesque! I look forward to reading the second in the trilogy.
- Ruth Roberts (Amazon UK Customer)
This is something very different from the books Mardi Marsh has written before (both of which I've read - they are historical novels). She's always been a good storyteller, but in making the move to modern-day rom-com I think she's tapped into a real talent for humour and light romance. Lula Love is a very believable character (I had a guilty stab of recognition in the scene involving the cream doughnuts AND the one in the department store changing room!) and throughout this short book, I really was rooting for her all the way.
- 4 Stars
- Amanda (Amazon UK Customer)