Katy Carter Wants a Hero by Ruth Saberton

Katy Carter knows she’s no domestic goddess: she’s scatterbrained, she needs a fire extinguisher at the ready when she’s cooking, and she daily falls off the diet wagon. But that doesn’t stop her fantasising about a hero to call her own. And Katy thinks she’s found him in fiance James, a charming, high-flying city banker. So why, then, does Katy find herself scribbling steamy historical romances every spare moment she gets, and daydreaming about becoming a published author when she ought to be paying attention in staff meetings? As her wedding day looms, Katy determines to become a wife James can be proud of, and employs the help of her best friend Oliver to impress his colleagues and his family. But despite best laid plans, the pair set off a hilarious train of events that leads Katy on a crazy journey through celebrity, chaos, makeovers and, finally, into the arms of her hero…

I really enjoyed reading this chic lit about Katy’s journey to find her very own hero.  It’s one to read when you need uplifting (or on the beach!) – pure escapism!  I read it during the last week of term and it kept my spirits up enough to tackle the countdown of each day.
This isn’t your run-of-the-mill chic lit though.  We already know Katy finally falls into the arms of her hero but I can guarantee you haven’t read similar plotlines in quite this way.  The style of writing that gets you to the end will certainly make you laugh out loud!
The story works really well written in the first person making Katy’s personality very obvious from the beginning.  It didn’t take me long to get hooked – in fact, during the first chapter we are ‘up and running’ – no slow start and build-up for Katy!  I was so eager to read how the important dinner party would work out and have to say the ensuing chaos had me in stitches.  
It may be easy to foresee some of the twists and turns but at no point is the story boring.  It’s fast paced and believable.  There is much more than the one plot of Katy getting her hero – I can guarantee you’ll enjoy reading about the crisis and people scattered through her life. 
Katy Carter has caused me to laugh out loud, shout out in my sleep and at a couple of points sniffle.  I actually felt sad when I finished the book and can’t wait to read her next escapade in New York!
This is a brilliant debut novel that was nominated for RNA Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year. Read Katy Carter Wants a Hero on holiday or keep it for a time when you need a pick-me-up………..  it will most definitely meet that requirement!
I posted Ruth’s video of ‘The Polperro Book Tour for Katy Carter Wants a Hero’ on my blog on 25th March.
Ruth has a website where you can read more about her (and her short stories, writing courses).  She has also just started blogging at ‘Ruth Saberton’s Cornish Corner’ – pay a visit to find our more.  Her novel ‘Ellie Andrews has Second Thoughts’ is out on 12th May.  Watch the chic lit trailer on my blog posted 19th March. 

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