‘Funny, relatable and spookily believable ... The perfect title to pick up to extend the summer holidays.' Who Magazine
What do you do when your perfect life . . . isn’t?
Freya has the best life – she’s officially in love and her floristry business, Blooming Brilliant, is going from strength to strength.
Two years ago, it was a different story. She was barely employed as the worst waitress in the world, with no hope of a boyfriend, and no bank balance. But then she got BBest, a lifestyle app that knows you better than you know yourself. It changed everything. It streamlined her life, taking her likes and dislikes and skills and foibles, and gave her the best options so she doesn’t make mistakes anymore. Freya has never looked back – and neither has anyone else. Everyone loves BBest, it’s a game changer.
But if she’s so in love, why doesn’t it feel exactly right? And who is that mysterious man in her beloved grandfather’s bookshop with soulful eyes that leave her unstitched? All of a sudden Freya has so many questions – and no one seems to be able to answer them. She begins to wonder what she really agreed to when she let BBest into her life. Then her grandfather is arrested, and Freya is thrust into a world she could never have imagined in her shiny, successful existence.
When you have the perfect life, should you listen to your head or your heart?
Praise for Reluctantly Charmed
‘A sweet, quintessentially Irish novel guaranteed to add a little magic to your day!’ Liane Moriarty
‘A delight to read.’Good Reading
‘O’Neill has a knack for telling a good story.’ West Australian
‘Wit, humour and adorable characters, with a healthy dose of romance and a smattering of magic.’ Gold Coast Bulletin
Praise for The Enchanted Island
'A magical second novel.' West Australian
'The perfect poolside read.' Woman's Day (NZ)
'An enchanting read, with laugh-out-loud humour ... A tale of nostalgic beauty.' Weekend Post
Ellie O'Neill is an Irish Australian author based in Geelong, Victoria. She is the author of four novels, the first of which, Reluctantly Charmed, was a bestseller. Her most recent novel, Family Matters, was published in 2022. Her writing has been described as charming, whimsical, funny and touching. To date, all of her books have been set in Ireland and she's not entirely sure why. See www.ellieoneill.com.au
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (January 22, 2018)
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