Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen #review

Title: Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling
Author: Emer McLysaghtSarah Breen
Publisher: Michael Joseph

[Synopsis]

Aisling is thirty, flirty and frazzled.

But – just when she should finally be feeling all grown-up – she’s floundering.

Because when you’re recovering from a broken heart as well as struggling to keep your café as sizzling as your award-winning sausages, it’s hard to feel you’ve really made it as an adult.

Which is just the moment for the unexpected to strike and complicate everything.

Now is not the time for a delicious new man to show up, her best friend to demand the hen do of the century and a surprise celebrity appearance.

But Aisling, never one to worry about having too much on her plate, rolls up her sleeves: she’s got this.

Until she discovers that being a proper grown-up means you can’t do everything.

Sometimes you will let someone down.

But will it be those she loves, or herself?

[My Review]

I love this series and the third release – Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling is another entertaining read. We return to Aisling’s world and the small Irish village she lives in, and by book three she’s a dating lovely English guy called James, and working ferociously hard on her business. She just can’t say no to anyone, and she ends up in a bit of a pickle (of course!).

I really enjoyed this novel – it has lots of laugh-out-loud moments for me, and although I am not Irish, nor is any of my family, I still found her character hilarious. I didn’t think this book was quite as brilliant as the first two – especially the first – because it felt like some of the storylines were a little rushed, or just ‘touched upon’ and then left. For example, the storyline about her brother Paul’s mental health could have been explored a bit more, or just highlighted more as an important issue.

I wanted it to end differently but am quite glad it didn’t really. It’s an easy, funny read and I was left with a contented feeling at the end, which is always great, but also a desire to read more about Aisling – I hope there will be a book four!

[Rating: 4/5]

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