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Being Ines

…if only life could be as simple as eating cakes and drinking rum

Publisher: ethica publishing
Year of Publication: 2022
Book type: Novel
Age: Adult
Genre: Romance
Sub Genre: Contemporary · Cosy/Cozy · New Adult · Romance
Language: English
Key Phrases: banter · betrayal · chronic illness · cosy · drama · dry wit · emotional · escapism · friendship · holiday read · humour · london · lovers · Romance
Spice Level:

The spice rating is in regards to the type of sexual content within the book. Below is a helpful guide (courtesy of Georgia C Leigh)

1= YA romantic, making out, MAYBE a closed door.
2= some on page foreplay and nudity but mostly fade to black.
3= open door, on page vanilla sex.
4= on page sex – hot or with kink.
5= erotica.

“Eva Laduer’s ‘Being Ines’ is a masterful sophisticated novel about friendship, loyalty and love in the face of adversity. Her characters aren’t larger than life. Instead, they are friends we have had or wished we had in times of trouble. Ines is a passionate, successful young woman who doubts her worth despite all the evidence to the contrary. Her friends Zara and Sally are loyal and honest, sometimes to a fault. Then Luke and Ryan are their men friends, the kind we all wished we had, patient witty and supportive. But sometimes, we are the victims of our choices, and picking the bad boy seems to be a failing of both Ines and Zara. Do they think they can change these men who treat them like doormats? Step into Ines’ world, the petite head of buyer in an upscale department store lands in a pile of trouble. First, she discovers that she has turned a blind eye for too long to her cheating and despicable boyfriend. Despite all the warning signs, she believes she is unworthy of anything better. Then she receives devasting news that will change her life forever. Thinking she must deal with everything alone, her friends set out to prove her wrong. The most dedicated to the cause is Luke, a long-time friend who, despite attracting women like butterflies, his heart has only ever belonged to Ines, but making her see that seems impossible. I laughed out loud, felt tears run down my cheeks and smiled at the love and loyalty of her friends. This book takes you on Ines’ journey and is well worth the ticket price. I highly recommend this book.”
– The author of Being Ines sent me a free audiobook copy in exchange for an honest review, so here it is… Eva described her book to me as “a combination of Sophie Kinsella, Jill Mansell romantic comedy and romantic drama of Nicholas Sparks.” I would say it’s more on the drama side than comedy. The main character, Ines, is a young woman in a not-so-great relationship. The story takes us through her ups and downs (mostly just downs) with her boyfriend, some adventures with her friends, being diagnosed with a disease, and finding true love in the end. It’s a beautiful story.
Making decisions hasn’t always been Ines’ strongest point. Her boyfriend is not the guy for her and ignoring the chemistry between her and her friend, Luke, is frustrating for everyone. A visit to the optician changes her life as she knows it. Will Ines find the happiness she is missing?

Making the right decision hasn’t always been Ines Garcia’s strongest point. A dynamic young woman, she has her finger on the fashion pulse, living the London dream. That’s great…or so it should be.

Choosing to ignore the fact that Dylan, her elusive boyfriend is not quite the guy she thought he was, is bad enough, but then ignoring the fact that there is also chemistry between her and her friend Luke, who has been a constant in her life, refuses to accept exists, frustrates her circle of friends. The colourful group is brimming with varied and lovable characters— a force to be reckoned with when the chips are down.

As the silent and insidious symptoms of an undiagnosed condition take hold of Ines, Dylan is nowhere to be seen, yet Luke, with his wit and unfaltering support, is by her side. The diagnosis becomes the cornerstone for making life-changing decisions. This turnaround that she has embarked on, has everyone, in a tizz. Will Ines pick herself up and find the happiness she is missing, or let the diagnosis and her relationship, drag her under a rollercoaster of emotions?

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