Year of Living Blonde by Andrea Simonne

yold as bookcoverRevenge is a dish…

Plain-Jane bakery owner Natalie Anderson always follows the recipe for a safe life. That is, until her husband dumps her for a seductive older woman. Humiliated, she cooks up a hot new look and transforms herself from mousy brown to dazzling blonde. Meanwhile she’s trying to expand her Seattle bakery, but has a problem with her irritatingly handsome landlord.

Best served hot…

Women typically love Astronomer Anthony Novello, though that’s not the case with his new tenant, Natalie. Plain, plump, and persnickety–he’s never met a woman more annoying. He does everything he can to avoid her. But when Anthony returns from a telescope observing run, he makes a discovery of the non-celestial kind. Natalie has changed. He’s amazed to find himself attracted to her and wants to convince her there’s more to him than meets the eye.

To cheating husbands…

When her ex-husband sees her and tries to win her back though, Natalie is forced to choose. Is her old safe life the one she still wants? Or is her year of living blonde the best year ever.

I give this book 5 stars

This book was very satisfying to read because I’ve read a few books that have got cheating husbands in them and most of them usually have the wife blaming only themselves, they never slap the mistress and they don’t have a makeover and a sexy toy boy to move on with lol.
It sucked me in straight from the beginning as Natalie owns a cafe called La Dolce Vita with her friend and she bakes in her own kitchen at home as the kitchen at her cafe is too small and that is when her husband announces on their anniversary that he wants a divorce as he’s now with a woman who is ten years older than him and is not frumpy like Natalie and I was pleased that there was a bit of humour in there when she throws the rubbery muffins that she just baked at him, truthfully I would have wanted to throw the pan and the whole lot at him but it was satisfying lol.
I liked how she met the mistress and basically did what I was hoping she would do, I enjoyed how her and her Anthony got on despite them getting off on the wrong foot as he is her and her friend’s landlord and they want the building next door so they can expand their cafe but he won’t let them and I liked that at the beginning he came off as a playboy but as the story went on he became more likable and I was rootng for him and Natalie to get together and I liked seeing how they spent time together and when they realised the amount of stuff they had in common with each other.
I enjoyed seeing how Natalie slowly got her confidence back and how she made herself over to be a better person and her thoughts when she realised she was single again, I understood the dilemma about her daughter and how she was going to react at the thought of her parents splitting up, Natalie’s sister and her friend made me laugh and I liked seeing them throughout the book and how they helped Natalie to get through it.
Natalie’s husband I hated lol, I was waiting to see his reaction aswell as his mistress when he next saw Natalie and I was very pleased especially as she was dressed up and not looking the way she was when she was with him and how she was with Anthony and I enjoyed how Anthony stuck up for her when the mistress tried to belittle her and I thought it was funny when her husband thought that Anthony was an old professor seeing as how Anthony is an astrologer with a phd and he had only heard of him through his daughter and it was amusing the way her husband decided he wanted her back now she had changed.
I liked the ending I thought it was very satisfying as Natalie opened her eyes to what her husband actually was like and she went to get what she wanted and I liked the epilogue.