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Twenty-nine-year-old Blair Walker is a girl with a plan, or more a girl with a list. A list of dos and don'ts to live the perfect life, land a dream career, and marry Mr. Right. When Blair loses her job and gets dumped by her boyfriend all in one day, she starts to wonder if she's had it all wrong. And what better way to find out than experience everything the list forbadeTwenty-nine-year-old Blair Walker is a girl with a plan, or more a girl with a list. A list of dos and don'ts to live the perfect life, land a dream career, and marry Mr. Right. When Blair loses her job and gets dumped by her boyfriend all in one day, she starts to wonder if she's had it all wrong. And what better way to find out than experience everything the list forbade?Never LieNever Pick a FightNever Make a SceneNever Make the First MoveNever Make Impulse DecisionsNever Mix Business and Pleasure...With hilarious consequences, Blair will discover some items are trickier to tick off than she'd thought... A laugh out loud romantic comedy perfect for fans of Lindsey Kelk, Sophie Kinsella, and Mhairi McFarlane....

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  • Whispering Stories
    2019-03-03 17:17

    Blair Walker is having one hell of a day, she has just been gazumped for the job she has been working hard towards for years, by someone who bought their way to the top. She is then fired from the job she was currently doing, and then her boyfriend of three years, takes her to dinner, and dumps her for another woman.Down on her look she takes to the local bar, where after reading a list of 15 items she was told never to do, she decides it’s time to cross them off one by one, starting with ‘Never get Drunk’. Trouble is she wakes up in a stranger’s apartment, a man who promises that they didn’t sleep together, but does offer her a job.With no money to cover her half of the rent for the flat she shares with her best friend Nikki, she agrees to the job of ‘Beauty and Fashion editor’ of an online magazine. The only problem is, her boss is quite hunky. Can she keep her hands to herself, and also get through the lists of things that she should never do?I have read a few Camilla Isley novels, all have been imaginative, exciting and laugh out loud, this one is just the same.Blair is extremely likeable. She thinks that it is time to let her hair down and stop being so mature about everything. When she didn’t get the editorial job that she had been working towards for years, something in her just clicked, enough was enough. She has tried to live by a set of rules, but they have gotten her nowhere. Now it was time to break them.Richard runs the online magazine. He is tall, handsome and rubs shoulders with celebrities. He is smitten with Blair, but after a past love affair went sour, he doesn’t date, just more of a one night stand sort of guy. At least he can’t get hurt that way, or so he thinks.This book is pure chick-lit from beginning to end. I loved everything about it, from the perfect New York scenery, to the amazing characters that have a lot of depth to them. The writing is faultless and the plot, including the subplots, are most certainly intriguing.Each chapter is dedicated to an item on Blair’s List. Each new chapter had me eager to discover just what she would do to cross that item off. Plus for those romantics out there, the will they, won’t they, love action is ever present for you to enjoy.A light-hearted book that will hold you captive to the pages, and won’t let you go until the very last word.Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com

  • Ayesha
    2019-03-15 19:21

    I've never tried to review an arc before because I thought it was an urban legend that you had to ALWAYS give them five stars. Still don't know if its true or not but I needed some motivation to get back to reviewing and I guess it's kind of working?So about the book. It ss rather cute(plus points from me) until that thing happened. The main dude slept with my main girl's nemesis after they had started making googly eyes at each other. But still the rest of the book was so swoon worthy (another staple word of romance reviewers hashtag sarry nat sarry) that I honestly don't care. much. Now i have told you before that this is some super cute stuff with a chicklit-y vibe to it. Have I right? Basically my girl gets dumped and fired on the same day. But don't worry eventually it'll all turns out okay, okay better than okay in the end. The guy's name is Richard. Richards in books aren't supposed to be cute. The're the guys that get friend zoned in the end. Hats off to the author for making me like a character named Richard. *arc received in exchange for an honest review* And I'm that honest I'll even tell my crush his haircut is bad.

  • Camilla Isley
    2019-03-17 20:11

    What if being a bad girl was better? When her life falls apart, Blair sets out to tackle all the don'ts one her be-good list...AmazoniBooksBarnes & NobleGoogle PlayKoboI had so much fun writing this book... I hope you'll chuckle as much reading it.Happy Reading!Love,Camilla

  • Rachel Gilbey
    2019-03-06 20:25

    My smile didn't leave my face for the entirety of I Have Never, which is essentially Blair Walker attempting to do the opposite of all the rules she has lived behind for her life. However after one disastrous day where Blair loses both boyfriend and job, she starts to think she may need to change her life philosophies. What follows is hilarious, especially the scene when she wakes up the next morning after her awful day. Every chapter is subtitles with a different item from Blair's list which is the item being illustrated or directly opposed in that chapter. In amongst the book you will encounter an incredibly intelligent dog, that seems to understand human english far too well. There is an epic break up scene, a scene full of sexual tension, a plot line that shows how savvy Blair can be when she puts her mind to it, plus a whole lot more. This may be the second book in the First Comes Love series, but it can easily be read as a standalone. I can safely say this as I didn't even realise how this was connected to the first book (which I read around its release), to this one, until I read the note from the author at the end of the book! This is a sparkling, fun, quick and easy to read story that I enjoyed every moment of. Thank you so much to Camilla Isley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

  • Amy
    2019-03-21 18:30

    All of my reviews can be found on www.novelgossip.com4.5/5Last year I read the first book in this series, Love Connection and I adored it! While you can easily read I Have Never as a standalone, there are characters from the first book in this one as well. Plus, Isley has the unique ability to come up with a totally fresh premise for her books that is always so much fun, why would you wanna miss out?!Blair is the ideal chick lit heroine, she's sweet, a little sassy and hilarious. When her perfectly planned life starts to fall apart she decides to deviate from her list. What's on her list? Her rules for life, things like don't move in before you get a ring and don't get drunk. Instead of a bucket list it's basically the antithesis and the results were so funny! Richard from the first book is back, which totally made my day, I loved his character the first time around and catching up with him was a treat.One of my favorite things about reading an Isley book is that I find myself smiling the entire time. There is so much humor and warmth in her books and her lead characters are always super relatable and down to earth. Her writing style is as witty and charming as the characters she creates, if you're a fan of this genre and haven't read one of her books you're missing out! I hear book three in this series is a Christmas read which just makes me even more excited!

  • ItaPixie
    2019-03-17 13:08

    I've read I Have Never in one sitting,it's the perfect story for a lazy Sunday.Camilla Isley did it again,she quickly became one of my favorite chick lits authors.I enjoy her writing,the effortless flow of her words,the interesting plot and the lovely characters.I loved our heroine,Blair,she could appear as a "princess" but she is also strong enough to take her life in her hands and try to be happy even if this means to go against everything she has ever thought.Copy kindly provided by the Publisher/Author.

  • Gemma Miller
    2019-03-25 21:06

    Read this book in one sitting. I couldn't put it down.What I particularly loved was that this book was a "Bucket List" in reverse. Imagine you have a list of things you know you shouldn't be doing... and then all of a sudden you don't care anymore about what's proper and do everything you shouldn't. LOL the results were hilarious. Blair was fantastic! She was full of heart and sass...I want to adopt a puppy right away (and also a Richard, please!)Friendship, love, Hollywood celebrities, corporate fraud... This Book has everything!

  • Camilla Isley
    2019-03-16 21:17

    What if being a bad girl was better? When her life falls apart, Blair sets out to tackle all the don'ts one her be-good list...AmazoniBooksBarnes & NobleGoogle PlayKoboI had so much fun writing this book... I hope you'll chuckle as much reading it.Happy Reading!Love,Camilla

  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    2019-03-18 14:08

    Confession time: I totally grabbed this book because of the cover. I love the style, the colors, the whimsy. It makes me smile just looking at it. Yes, it seems that I’m suffering from an extreme case of cover love!But the inside is just as delightful. I grinned through most of the story, except for those moments when I was holding my breath to see what Richard was going to do. Blair’s narrative voice is hilarious, snarky, and relatable. And let’s just talk about the romantical tension for a second. HOLY KISSINGBOOKS, BATMAN! Keep a fan handy for this read. The electricity between Richard and Blair could light up New York all on its own. I appreciated that Isley kept all the sexy times behind closed doors – just some kissing that will make you search for the nearest freezer and then fade to black. Blair sums it up for us later (which means you’ll be chuckling even as you fan yourself) but it’s still appropriate and classy. Isley does a fantastic job of conveying desire and emotion with a look… with a tight voice … with a text from an intrigued observer.Woven throughout these great characters and the off-the-charts chemistry is Blair’s reverse bucket list. Cleverly incorporated into the chapter titles, the items on Blair’s ‘never do’ list find her rather than vice versa. While she might think she’s setting out to check them off one-by-one, she rather stumbles into most of them, realizing many times after the fact that she could make this work for her list. It helped Blair – and the plot – seem even more engaging and likable.Bottom Line: I Have Never made me grin and fan and laugh out loud. I also cried, not gonna lie, because Isley is a master of charged emotions and tension. It’s a light chick lit read but it’s also sweet, sexy and lots of fun. You’ll fall in love with Blair, Chevron, and of course Richard and his brooding British-accented self. It’s rare for me to find a romcom that I go back and re-read right away, but I did go back and find some of my favorite snippets to swoon over again. (I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book)**Readers may want to be aware that there is cursing in this novel**see my review at Reading Is My SuperPower

  • Boundless Book Reviews
    2019-03-10 17:22

    Blair has an amazing job and an amazing boyfriend. One day is all it takes to lose both. She finds herself following a list of things to never do and when she decides to change her life, she begins to go against everything on that list. She soon gets a new job and she begins to fall for her boss, Richard, a man completely against relationships and commitment. This is not a good thing for Blair, but maybe life can change for the better. I loved this book. It was such a fun, dramatic, and yes, a little steamy romance. I loved Blair. She has her life all planned out and when that comes crashing down, she goes against all she knows and takes life on with bravery. She is an awesome character. I absolutely love the romance of this book. It was so real and hard. Love is never easy.Overall this book was written well and had me so enthralled I read it in one sitting. http://www.boundlessbookreviews.comhttps://www.facebook.com/BBReviews

  • Leah
    2019-03-23 17:03

    Camilla Isley has quickly become one of my favourite Chick Lit writers. Her style, her plots, her fabulous characters, they all add up to pretty fantastic reads - and quick ones, too! I didn't plan to devour I Have Never in pretty much one sitting, but I did and I don't regret it. I loved Blair, and Richard, and Chevron the dog (oh, did I love Chevron the dog!) and I loved that after her firing (redundancy?) and her break-up, Blair decided to tear up her old list, of ways a lady should act at all times (not making a scene, don't go skinny dipping, don't get arrested) and do the exact opposites of all those don'ts on her list. And it's brilliant.Blair was such a brilliant character - I loved her from the word go, and it's pretty hard NOT to like somebody who throws a plate of spaghetti onto someone else's head. That immediately gets hero status from me. That's the kind of stuff I dream of being brave enough to do, but I could never do, because it would be so out of character for me, so I love to live vicariously through my MCs in books. To then tear up her list of rules for being proper and ladylike, made the book even better (obviously), leading to many hilarious scenes including (but not limited to): acquiring a dog at a petrol station, getting arrested and spending a few hours in jail, and waking up in a strange man's bed and finding out he's the hottest man, ever. It was thoroughly entertaining.The banter between Richard and Blair was pretty off the charts. It was frustrating, because you could tell Richard was holding back, but it was also exciting. I love when a romance makes me excited, when I'm ready for them to kiss, and even that ridiculous Aurora subplot didn't dampen my excitement (especially because Blair got to explode like a firecracker). I just loved everything about I Have Never, *especially* the game of Never Have I Ever near to the end. I got all those swooshy feelings and UGH it was incredible. I'm such a sucker for these types of books, and I loved rooting for Blair on every page. It was just a brilliant, brilliant read and I can't wait to read more from Camilla Isley, she's a cracking writer.

  • Kaisha (The Writing Garnet)
    2019-03-19 18:01

    All reviews can be found on my blog at https://thewritinggarnet.wordpress.comI am a HUGE, HUGE fan of Camilla Isley's novels so as soon as I found out that I could read her newest one, AND be part of her blog tour, I felt like all my birthdays had come at once! Just like Ms.Isley's other novels, 'I Have Never' is another novel which has you thinking 'this sounds familiar!' by the end of the first chapter (also known as - super relatable). Blair has always been the type of girl to stick to a list; her five-year plan if you will. As far as she's concerned the list is there to be abided by, not to go against. However, poor Blair seems to have picked the short straw as luck doesn't seem to be on her side, especially as in one day she lost her job AND her boyfriend. Eeesh!Blair has the type of personality a lot of women would admire, I know I certainly did! She's sassy, feisty, knows her own mind yet has a heart of gold. The only thing that she struggles with is letting go. Until now.Even though 'I Have Never' is the second book in the First Comes Love series, it can be read as a standalone. That said, the first book in the series is brilliant as well! May as well buy both then eh!In all honesty, I don't think I read this book without a smile on my face. The entire storyline was written brilliantly, it's such a fun and uplifting novel, which, in my opinion, isn't the vibe you get from the book to begin with. As always, Camilla Isley's trademark humour oozes from the storyline AND the characters. I think I spent most of the time giggling at Richard's antics or the puppy's legendary communication skills.For me, the best part of 'I Have Never' was the backwards bucket list - absolutely fantastic idea. Because of that, I was able to see Blair come out of her shell in a different way, it was as though she had learnt to find comfort within herself. Lovely to read.I am having withdrawal symptoms already, I cannot WAIT for another Camilla Isley novel to be released. Such pocket-sized perfection, every single time. I LOVED this book, you will definitely be a numpty not to read this.Thanks Camilla & Aimee B.

  • Camilla Isley
    2019-03-04 13:19

    What if being a bad girl was better? When her life falls apart, Blair sets out to tackle all the don'ts one her be-good list...AmazoniBooksBarnes & NobleGoogle PlayKoboI had so much fun writing this book... I hope you'll chuckle as much reading it.Happy Reading!Love,Camilla

  • Ishita
    2019-03-09 13:01

    How would you react after going through the worst day of your life? Well, the most sorted thing to do is probably make a “sensible” To-Do list and re-evaluate. But, for Blair, who has always carried and meticulously lived by an actual list of Do’s and Don’ts on paper, this is an opportunity to put the list through a figurative shredder.I loved the premise as soon as I read the synopsis because I thought it was a pretty cool idea to use the oft-employed idea of “bucket-list” but with a twist. It works pretty well, each chapter is named after something from the list, so it sets the stage nicely for events to come. It is fun trying to guess how exactly would Blair end up doing(or not!) everything she never planned on before her life upended.After getting fired and nursing a broken heart, she lands a job at an online-editorial portal. Here, she makes new friends, gets a chance to build an entire fashion/beauty magazine from scratch and finds it more fulfilling than her previous high-profile job. There is another major factor contributing to her happiness too – her boss whom she has been majorly crushing on right from their first accidental encounter. The boss here is Richard, who featured in the first book of this series. Richard, who got ditched at the altar in the previous book, is understandably commitment-phobic and well , just a bit averse to having any girlfriend lasting more than a month. The book centers largely on Blair figuring out whether Richard is interested in taking their relationship beyond the professional realm and Richard getting over his fears after the incidents in the previous book.This book can be read as a standalone so, if you are wondering about whether to pick this up before the first one, I would say that it wouldn’t be a problem. But, I personally enjoyed the references to the previous book. My favorite (and the most direct one) was Blair confiding her feelings for Richard to an airport bartender who featured in the previous book. Most of the other references were lingering ones related to Richard’s ex. Considering that most chicklits are from the girl’s PoV, I feel that the male MC’s character arc is usually rushed or underdeveloped. But Richard’s was actually done pretty well. I liked how the author showed him being “ready” to take the relationship forward but probably at a different pace than what he thought Blair expected of him. It actually made all the “conflicts” between them at the end of the book feel realistic rather than something that was hurriedly thrust into the last pages just to amp up the drama.With LA celebrities, snarky interviews at fashion houses, takedowns featuring spaghetti-dunking and fake lawsuits, and an adorable puppy, this was very entertaining and a great addition to the series! And just to add to the list of things I loved – Blair’s love for heels, the whole start-up team working for Richard (and yay, it actually mentions the techies too! No seriously, the techies are never mentioned in any of the “magazine/fashion” business set-ups in books. As if the online portals magically run by themselves….), and the clever way in which Blair ends up negating the “eating meat” caveat of her list (as she is a vegetarian). Respect!*Note : I received an e-arc of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Review first posted on bookmyopia/wordpress*

  • Alison
    2019-03-18 13:02

    I’m a fan of Camilla Isley so I was fairly confident I would be in for a treat with I Have Never and oh boy was I right. I think I giggled out loud quite a few times in this book all at poor Blair’s expense.Blair Walker thinks life is all mapped out and perfect, late twenties, great job, perfect boyfriend then wham .. the job and the boyfriend are gone so what can she do next!?She has always lived by rules and has a list of things not to do in order to have a good life .. so what will happen if this list is reversed! Such things on her list as: Never Lie, Never Mix Business and Pleasure, Never Make a Scene, Don’t move in without a ring and many others all get turned on their head with either hilarious or disastrous consequences.Each chapter has a ‘list’ heading, so easy to read, wickedly engaging, this captured my interest from beginning to end. I can’t think of anything in this book not to love and enjoy. Not overly long so it’s simple to read in one glorious sitting.A deliciously handsome man, a cute as a button dog and Blair who I adored .. what more could I ask for!? Superb entertainment.My thanks to Camilla and Aimee for my copy which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

  • Marivi Sanz
    2019-03-18 17:10

    After reading (and enjoying) "Love connection", I decided to read the second book in the series, "I have never". Though it can be read as a stand alone book, it follows the story of a character from the first book, Richard, the guy left at the altar by the protagonist.Blake Walker wakes up one day excited about the brilliant prospects before her: she's going to get promoted at work, and her boyfriend is going to propose that night. But somehow, that perfect day turns into the perfect nightmare, when she's not only not promoted, but fired, and her boyfriend dumps her after admitting he'd been cheating on her.After having lived all her life following the rules, she decides to take that list of rules and do exactly the opposite to see where that leads her.I really enjoyed this book. The premise was not the usual "bucket-list" story, the characters are really well developed, and the writing style is easy to read (I read it in one sitting).Definitely, I'll read more of her books. They are perfect for a lazy day at home.

  • Paula Figueira
    2019-03-19 16:22

    I can't even express my love for this book right now! I read it in only a few hours, because it is so catchy that I couldn't stop reading it, it fascinated me in every way.I think the writing of the writer and the division of the chapters are magnificent.The way of living life presented in this book is very different from what we are accustomed to, but it is the right way and it is how we should all look at life because we often let ourselves be limited by our fears and we are not truly happy.The characters are passionate and entertaining and the whole story seems very realistic, which almost makes it seem like we are living within the story and not just reading it. I highly value the way the romance between Blair and Richard has evolved, valuing feelings rather than just sex, as it happens in several books, which also helps us to fall more in love with the story of this couple.I give it 5 stars and could not be happier with my reading, I recommend it without a doubt and I can't wait to read the other books of Camilla Isley !

  • David Rose
    2019-02-23 21:00

    Chuckle-out-loud RomCom. (Real men do not giggle.)What it says on the cover. Nicely constructed quick-paced comedy romance with an adult tone and wonderful wit. Richard is a Hunk (I'm a man and even I can tell how tasty he is!) Blair is a height-sensitive New York redhead with recent wounds that make her understandably hair-triggered. Her decision to throw out her rulebook for life begins with getting drunk and staggers on with increasing chuckles from there. This was great fun and very satisfying. Chevron, however, was my favourite character in the book.P.S. This is a completely independent story, fine to read on its own.

  • Damelapin
    2019-03-25 20:08

    Too short! Loved it!

  • Merit Tammik
    2019-03-13 15:21

    Very cute, 3,5

  • Anniek
    2019-03-01 21:05

    Blair expects to have the most perfect day ever. She thinks she'll get the promotion she's been waiting for for a long time and is sure her boyfriend will propose to her at dinner. Instead of opening a bottle of champagne Blair is being fired and her boyfriend becomes her cheating ex. Blair is devastated and goes to a bar where she does something she has never ever done before, she gets drunk. The morning after she wakes up in a strange apartment. This apartment belongs to Richard, who's also going to be her new boss. Blair can't stop thinking about the gorgeous man who should wear an 'I'm too hot' warning sign. Her new co-workers say that Richard is damaged goods and that he's avoiding any kind of commitment. What made him so reluctant to settle down? Will Blair risk everything she's ever had for a dream?Even though she has to start from scratch at her new job, Blair settles in quickly. She's good at what she does and I loved her creative ideas. She knows how to get things done and she is hilarious. Blair's internal dialogue made me laugh out loud many times. Blair made a list with things she would never do and has been taught to always be a lady. After her boyfriend's betrayal Blair changes her ways, learns to let go and finally begins doing things her way. Blair has a kind heart. She sees the goodness in people and listens to her intuition. I connected with Blair straight away because of her easygoing character. She can be feisty and now that her rules have been thrown away her 'never have I ever' list will become much shorter, which was a lot of fun for me to read about. I Have Never is a hilarious love story about doing things for the first time. Camilla Isley has a very distinctive writing style and I love the fact that I can instantly recognize her female main characters due to the amazing character traits they all have in common. Camilla Isley has a great sense of humor and I had tears in my eyes from laughing. Because of the easy to follow story line I flew through the pages and finished I Have Never in one sitting. I loved to read about Blair's job and the things she does are all interesting. Camilla Isley is an experienced and skillful writer and she has written another brilliant story that I highly recommend.

  • Rebecca Lyman
    2019-03-04 13:09

    I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. This book tells the story of Blair Walker, who when we first meet her is convinced that today will be the day she not only gets promoted but also gets engaged. Unfortunately for Blair, neither of those are the case. Instead she ends up fired and dumped and unsure where to go from here. Blair has always lived by her own set of "rules," convinced that if she avoids doing certain things in life (getting arrested, getting drunk, sleeping with a guy on the first date, etc) that everything will work out for her. But now that her life has basically crashed and burned around her, she decides to do everything possible on this list that has betrayed her. Along the way she acquires a new boss, Richard Stratton, who is amazingly handsome but also amazingly commitment-phobic, a new group of work friends and a new lease on life. Overall I just loved this book. The book immediately draws you in and engages you in Blair's life and her character. I was hooked right from the very beginning and I didn't want to put it down. The plot line was just so emotionally satisfying, at each twist along Blair's road to freedom I found myself rooting for her to win and to come out on top! Plus the book was hilarious, all the hi-jinks that Blair ended up getting herself into were so funny and I loved her work group at her new office. I'm also really interested in Nikki's story (Blair's roommate) and can't wait to hear when that will be released. I liked the plot of this book as well, following along with the list. The premise behind this  reminded me a little of another book I read last year (Thirty Days to Thirty) mostly because of the whole crashing and burning thing at the beginning and the list aspect. I especially liked that with this story, the list was more like a reverse list, it was about Blair breaking through the ceilings that she had set for herself in life for what she (or really her mom) believed was proper.  This was a quick story and an entertaining and engaging read and I would highly recommend!

  • Jena Henry
    2019-02-24 14:14

    At twenty-nine what do I have to show for it all? Nothing. No job. No boyfriend.So declares our heroine, Blair, at the start of this delightful and delicious story. She may have nothing to show for it all…but she does have one thing- a list. For years, she has maintained a long list of non-negotiable guidelines for life. Here are a few:Never make a first moveNever play gamesNever mix business or pleasureDon’t move in without a ring.I’m also not to get arrested, adopt a pet, or wear a scandalous dress.And now, Blair may be ready to break the rules.Everything about this book rates 5 stars.In another author’s hands, the list could be just a gimmick; instead it’s an important and endearing part of the plot. I was impressed with how seamlessly the author wove the list into the story. Clever and well done Camilla Isley!The characters could be the usual romance/chick-lit tropes- but instead they are well-developed, original, yet loveable and relatable. 5 stars again!The setting is New York and Blair works as an editor. Again, this could be a tired rerun but Author Isley’s sparkling pen makes NYC come alive and we learn many juicy details about the magazine biz. Yes, 5 stars all the way!Red carpets are fun!Finally, there’s the romance, complete with the meet-cute (well, maybe not so cute) the misunderstanding and we hope, the HAE. Once again, this book shines with wit, creativity, honesty and charm. 5 stars for the best love story!He’s a man wearing a mask. (Richard)Until…the boss takes a step back, looking at me as if I were a murder scene.”I highly recommend this book. Readers, I am sure it will be a favorite! This book defines humor and comedy. I am going to read it again!“Love the life you live, or live the life you love.”

  • Grass monster
    2019-03-06 16:16

    The Blurb :Twenty-nine-year-old Blair Walker is a girl with a plan, or more a girl with a list. A list of dos and don'ts to live the perfect life, land a dream career, and marry Mr. Right.But when Blair loses her job and gets dumped by her boyfriend all in one day, she starts to wonder if she's had it all wrong. And what better way to find out than experience everything the list forbade?*Never Lie*Never Pick a Fight*Never Make a Scene*Never Make the First Move*Never Make Impulse Decisions*Never Mix Business and Pleasure...With hilarious consequences, Blair will discover some items are trickier to tick off than she'd thought...My Thoughts :I just love Camilla Isley's books and I really enjoyed Book 1 of the First Comes Love series. Although both books can be read as a standalone's you will most definitely want to read them in order as they are so good.In book 2 the main charactor is Blair Walker, Blair has lived her life by a list but when things start to go very wrong in her life she decides to go about things on her own and forget the list. And will there be a romance with Richard her boss, the chemistry is there but are both parties willing?.Blair really grows on you as a charactor and I found myself routing for her the whole time. Shes fiesty, but such a fun charactor with a good heart. I was smiling and laughing to myself all the way through. I love Camilla's style of writing and I can honestly say ive never yet read a book of hers that I dont like. Looking forward to more in this series.

  • Courtney Payne
    2019-03-07 15:29

    This was my first read after taking an unplanned month off from reading and reviewing. It was impromptu because I had actually been reading a book that I considered so terrible that I avoided reading so that I wouldn't feel obligated to try to continue it. I had to accept defeat in that I just couldn't finish it and move on. Luckily for me I randomly chose this book to read and it turned out to be the perfect book for me to come back to. I was a little apprehensive when I realized that it was the second book in a series that I have not read the first book of, but that turned out to be of no consequence as this could very easily be a stand alone book.I was immediately both interested and amused by the seemingly constant run of bad luck that the main character, Blair, experienced. I almost enjoyed watching her get knocked down a few pegs because of her superior attitude and overconfidence. It was refreshing to see her have the rug pulled out from under her and see her form an immediate plan of action and then act on it. And through her misadventures she became a very like-able character and a strong female lead. To read my full review please go to https://opinionatedbw.blogspot.ca/

  • Rachel
    2019-02-27 13:14

    I loved how easily I became immersed in the story and also Blair's life it only took a couple of chapters until it felt like Blair could be my best friend. I almost felt like Blair's very own cheerleader as I was pretty much shouting words of encouragement at her. It was great to see the list get turned inside out and for Blair to find her world out of sync but to see positive changes too. There are lots of fun moments and to be able to smile and giggle at a story is fantastic especially if it is a constant thing all the way through. Some of the consequences of going against the list are laugh out loud and to see Blair try and make the best out of each situation with her feisty nature is brilliant.I think I maybe fell for Richard a bit too, it was so funny to see Blair seemingly unable to keep whatever she was thinking come out of her mouth whenever she was near him. If you are in need of a smile, laugh or giggle than look no further I Have Never is a wonderfully light hearted and ever so funny story that will hook you in from the start. I also loved the message of taking a chance, letting go and seeing where it leads you.Flirty, fun & fantastic!With thanks to Aimee at HCL Author Services & Camilla Isley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

  • Adele
    2019-03-09 17:08

    This is the second book in the First Comes Love series and each book in the series can be read as a standalone but to be honest once you’ve read and enjoyed one of Camilla Isley’s stories you want to read them all.This is Blair Walker’s story who has lived her life with a list of ‘Never’s’ from advice given to her whilst growing up. She’s been happy living and abiding with this list but when one day her life starts crumbling around her she decides to rebel against the list.Our leading lady, Blair, sounded like a vibrant young woman who was career orientated and never lost the sights of her dream as a Fashion Editor for a magazine. Blair was initially taken in by the glossy images of the upmarket offices and of her peers at Evoque Magazine but when she takes a step back and has a closer look revealing the ugly warts of the business she thinks again about her dream. Appearances definitely are deceiving. I instantly fell for the charms of our leading man who had a vulnerability about him. With the introduction of a stray lost puppy the story took on another dimension and both leading characters were softened by this lovable furry friend.With Blair rebuilding her life and defying against the list and accidentally falling secretly in love with her new boss Camilla Isley has written us a gloriously, fun filled romance. I loved it!

  • RutyB
    2019-03-21 13:17

    Imagine living your life according to a list of rules just to have the perfect career, the perfect boyfriend, ok, the perfect life. Now, imagine that one day despite this list your whole life crumbles to the floor. Blair loses her job, her boyfriend and her dignity in one day so she just decides to throw out the damn list. Enters, Mister hot guy with a job proposal and for a girl who is determined to be in charge of her life, she starts to say yes.Blair and her boss have a relationship filled with tension, he being a womanizer but Mr. perfect at the same time which doesn´t help her situation. It´s really entertaining to see how their relationship evolves. They share funny moments and also no so funny scenes. I liked Blair, she is the typical romance heroine and in this book, we see how she grows as a person and starts to see what really is important in life.Camilla writes the sweetest and most romantic chick-lits, she uses all the elements of the genre and of course gives us the happy endings we love. And like she says, one of the main characters was in the first book but you can perfectly read this book as a standalone.*** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. ***

  • Peggy Anderson
    2019-03-07 17:09

    Kickass heroine, check.Stunningly hot boss, check.Incredibly cute puppy, check.Heart pounding moments, check.Hilarious antics, check.Revenge on the mean girl, check.Awesome friends, check.This book had everything!I loved every aspect of this book. The premise is this: Blair as always been a "good girl" and to make sure she never took a misstep she followed a set of rules. She goes around carrying an actual list of things she should never do. But when she loses her job and boyfriend all in one day she sort of goes rogue and revolts against the list.I loved how both the list (every chapter is titled after an item of the list) and the game of Never Have I Ever where seamlessly woven into the story. I loved every moment of this book, it was fun, romantic, epic! I can't wait to read more of this series... but I'm happy that each book is its own story with no cliffhangers.

  • Himanish Prabhakar
    2019-03-18 19:09

    My review is 4.3 stars.The book is second in the series of 'First Comes Love', but, I wanna inform you guys if you have not read the #1 i.e., 'Love Connection', still you can read this as a standalone.The lead character of the book 'Blair Walker', well she's having a bad day. She loses her and her job, a big double blow; and then all the great things started happening in the book. The new person, job offer everything. From there I must to read this book was a thrill to me. What is going to happen next? What is she going to do? All sort of the questions coming to my mind.The story is so awesome, I loved it. The characters of the story are beautiful. I liked all the character. I'm really happy to say, in what, the beautiful way this book has come out. This book is a story of a girl and all the drama going on in her life and the people associate with her. I also loved the dog, though. I love the way Cam created the scenes.Must read book! And I'm definitely waiting for the next.