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3.62  ·  Rating details ·  997 ratings  ·  108 reviews
Imagine standing in line at Harvey Nichols waiting to buy the most gorgeous silk Gucci dress. The only minor problem? You can’t afford it, it’s a size smaller than you are, and you have absolutely no place to wear it.

Meet Natalie Flemming: a twenty-something woman working in London for a fabulous shoe-designing firm, but the only thing they let her touch is the company’s t
Paperback, 246 pages
Published October 4th 2013 by Emily Harper
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Oct 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Natalie Flemming thinks she has her career on track as an accounting manager at a designer shoe company and all she wants to do is find her Mr. Right. Getting frustrated not meeting the man of her dreams she places an ad in a magazine hoping to expand her prospects. When a handsome stranger shows up at her company though Natalie can't concentrate on any of her potential dates being infatuated with Oliver.

A lovely romantic comedy that had me laughing out loud on more than one occasion with Natal
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review by the author which I;m more than happy to give.

What a book! Emily gave us the perfect lead character in Natalie, she comes across as a totally scatty, shallow airhead - something she is very clearly not as her job as an accountant for a shoe company would indicate. Unlucky in love, accident prone and hilarious sum up her character sweetly. She places a singles ad and each chapter of the book is started off with a letter to her per
Nov 22, 2013 rated it really liked it

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Actual rating 4.5/5

Well, well, well... Helen Fielding's fans, Sophie Kinsella's fans, there's a new chick lit author ready to conquer the stage! Emily Harper might be new on the chick lit scene, but trust me, she KNOWS what readers want and what's more important, this debut really feels like breath of fresh air.

I've been wanting to read this book ever since I saw the cover, which by the way I think is very
L Avery Brown
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Please note: The review/critique of this book (which was donated to The Magnolia Blossom Review for the sole purpose of a review) was completed by John C. Laird using the rubric designed by the site’s owner, L. Avery Brown. John has graciously allowed the owner to post this review onto her Amazon profile. If you would like to read the entire review which includes an in depth author interview – please visit The Magnolia Blossom Review’s site online today! Thank you.

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Jan 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Meet Natalie. She works as an accountant in a shoe company and desperately seeking the love of her life (read Johnny Depp). Fate is not working as it should, so Natalie decides to speed up the things little bit. So she puts a want ad in a magazine in order to meet the man of her life. Maybe couple of blind dates will help her to find the right one. In the very same time, the shoe company where Natalie works goes through v
Suze Lavender
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Natalie works in the Accounting department of a shoe company called Makka. They make expensive designer shoes. She actually loves designer wear, but unfortunately she didn't get the chance to work in the marketing department when she asked for a job there. Natalie has been very dependable with their numbers for many years, but it isn't where her passion lies. She has two very nice colleagues, so work isn't all that bad and it pays the bills, which is handy as Natalie loves new outfits. She's loo ...more
Mar 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
White Lies is a great, easy to get engrossed in read. The story centres around Natalie. She works as an accountant in a shoe designing company. Natalie is single and looking for love. Before each chapter Natalie writes a letter to the man of her dreams telling us what she is looking for.

Enter Oliver, the love interest of the book. As in most chick lit the course of love never runs smoothly.....Oliver is a consultant sent in along with his partner Angelica to sort out the company who are flound
Carrie Dean
Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this book prior to its release date to review. I read it in a couple of hours and I loved it.
When I read the synopsis the author provided I was interested, but I still wasn't that sure what the novel was about.
Natalie Flemming, the heroine of the story, tells lies but the kind we all tell. My mother would call them 'fibs'. She works for a shoe company as their accountant and won't pursue any promotions or advances in the company because of an incident in her past with one o
Nov 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
To be frank, I don’t want to be writing this review. I don’t want to be writing it for the simple fact that I’d rather still be reading White Lies. Now I just have what is known in the biz as a book hangover *sob*

The story bounces along, sweeping the reader up along with it, and has a feel-good factor that makes it both unputdownable and downright fantastic. Natalie is incredibly likeable, with Harper nailing the common female trait of overthinking things, making her relatable in a very normal s
Emily Ferko
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Meet Natalie Flemming. She doesn't exactly lead an exciting life. She works at a shoe company as an accountant. She orders plenty of items off of the shopping channel. She wishes she had a boyfriend. “White Lies” makes you fall in love with this believable, independent, hilarious woman as you follow her journey from accountant to marketing executive. Of course, there’s romance along the way! Smoking hot Oliver will have you fanning your face, and their chemistry will make you wish YOU were trapp ...more
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted on:

I received this copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.

Natalie Flemming is looking for the man of her dreams but it is taking her a bit longer than she expected. Tired of unsuccessful dates with guys who don't really see her, she decides to takes matters into her own hands and she publishes an ad to find The One. She starts getting answers for the ad and let's say that she finds herself in some hilarious situations.

Amy Wanstall
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Huge thanks to Emily Harper for sending me a free e-copy of this book to review. I was really intrigued by the blurb for this book and the mention of waiting for Johnny Depp to call (as a fan of him myself I too am waiting for that call!) The cover is really bright & inviting, if those legs belong to the main character she has legs to die for!

The book tells the story of Natalie Flemming and her quest to meet the man of her dreams, just one problem is that none of those men she has met so far see
Jen Sully-Ferraro
Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
White Lies is the perfect chick lit self-indulgence. Natalie Flemming, the heroine, is a funny, intelligent and somewhat flakey character whom you can't help but love. Following Natalie's journey through the world of dating is hilariously entertaining. Perhaps what I love most about the story is that while Natalie is the consummate girly girl, she is one smart woman who ultimately decides not to compromise herself in her pursuit of love. She learns that she is worth more than settling for someon ...more
Samantha Julmisse
A cute quirky read that had me laughing, smiling, feeling a little sad and loving the romance. Our main character Natalie is like a lot of women who are looking for love, for that perfect someone. Of course she takes plans into action which causes some hilarity to ensue mind you. With an off the bat budding romance, humor around every corner and embarrassment usually right behind it, this book was a great read leaving me hoping for just a little more. Or Johnny Depp since he hasn't returned Nata ...more
Hilary Grossman
Oct 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of White Lies by the author in exchange for an honest review and I can honestly say I LOVED it!

From the first page I fell in love with the main character, Natalie. She was hysterical and extremely relatable. She had some amazing one liners that made me laugh out loud....

I started White Lies this morning and literally couldn't put it down until I finished. Fans of Sophie Kinsella will love White Lies
Morag Gillespie
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book to review from Goodreads. It has taken me slightly too long to get round to reading it, sorry, but when I did I flew through it. A really quick, happy, little chick lit holiday read. I really enjoyed it. Nothing challenging in either content or style but v enjoyable. My only criticism is although set in London a few Americanisms have slipped in eg sidewalk.

In short a good beach read.
Mrs Mommy Booknerd
I adored this book! There is nothing better than curling up with a book which contains a great main character...witty, fun and a character I could totally relate to. I so enjoyed being on the journey with Natalie and her funny mishaps. With humor, romance and a great story that flowed flawlessly this is a debut not to be missed! 4.5 stars!!!!
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
This book had me rolling in certain parts. It was a great read. I love it when books can make me laugh, shed a tear, and feel for the characters in the book. I will be looking for more books by Emily Harper!
Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love this one! Much like Shopaholic series. I like British writers though.
Oct 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
I thought this book was hilarious... light and fun. I like a book that can make me laugh out loud regardless of my location.
May 09, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Glad it was only $1

I couldn't even make it past the first chapter of this book and I tried a few times. I disliked the main character almost immediately. I suspect it wasnt the authors intent, but the character came across as juvenile, pathetic and shallow. I didn't wait to find out if she met Mr. Right (or Johnny Depp) because the book is so poorly written I couldn't waste any more of my life reading it.
Angela Whitmore
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
White Lies

Office romance that truly had me laughing out loud at some of the things going through Natalie's head. Mainly because they are things that have gone through my head too.
Downgraded for the use of "sidewalk" and "automobile". This is a story set in England about an English person, from her point of view, so she should be talking about pavements and cars. I think the author may have been living in Canada too long. (Said with a smile)
Cute, clean romance

Loved Oliver and Natalia. Really enjoyed watching their interactions. Loved that he encouraged and supported her love for marketing and made her feel beautiful. She was quirky and fun. Had me laughing.
Carrie Allen
Oct 15, 2018 rated it liked it
The book was amusing, but certainly wasn't well edited. There were lots of typing errors. There were also lots and lots of details left out of this very unrealistic story, but if you just consider that it isn't to be taken too seriously anyway, it is still fun to read. ...more
laura m mayeaux
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very cute and entertaining!

Although the outcome was predictable from the early part of the book, it was humorous and held my attention. I look forward to more of her books!
michelle & ken
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
White lies

Bit predictable but still a good quick read, and quite funny in places. Would recommend this, and would read something by this author again.
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was hilarious, I really like Natalie, what a great character...
Sandy Samuel
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very fun read

Although the end is predictable,I got a huge kick out of this book! Natalie sure has some imagination and a knack for getting into awkward situations!
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
According to the description, this book is about a woman that decides to stop waiting around for Prince Charming and take fate into her own hands. I picked up the book because it sounded like a cute romcom, one of my favorite genres. Unfortunately, I felt this book was a little lacking. The book starts off with Natalie, an accountant at a shoe-designing firm, who decides she's tired of waiting for her man and puts an ad in a magazine looking for her dream man. Natalie is incredibly flighty and l ...more
Kathryn Laceby
Dec 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally reviewed at Novel Escapes

I have to admit that I found Natalie irritating for the first few chapters of White Lies. I was very worried that I would never be able to take her seriously so thank goodness she showed her sensible side in the work place fairly early on in the novel. I realised then that she was simply a bit off the wall in her attempts to find a date (or husband)! Her job as head of the accounting department for a fashion shoe company made her seem less flighty and I separa
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Emily Harper has a passion for writing humorous romance stories where the heroine is not your typical damsel in distress. Throughout her novels you will find love, laughter, and the unexpected!

Originally from England, she currently lives in Canada with her husband, children and a very naughty dog.

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