The Lonely Fajita
Its Elissas birthday, but her boyfriend doesnt seem to care much and shes accidentally scheduled herself a cervical smear instead of birthday drinks.
Then theres her borderline-psychotic boss, the fact shes not making but losing money at her internship, and her sinking feeling she might not really be in love....more
I was so tired, felt so exhausted and drained of any sort of pep... and I needed something light and airy to raise my spirits and luckily I had just received this ARC so I settled in for what I hoped would be a light and frivolous sort of read.
And I got exactly that. It was hugely entertaining and chuckle inducing. Honestly I laughed out loud so many times! But also this book had heart. It had characters that I actually cared about.
The book follows the story of ...more
Story - 3.5/5
Writing - 5/5
Character - 4/5
Memorability - 3.5/5
Enjoyment - 4/5
Just to be nice and transparent, Abi is a good friend of mine. That being said I really enjoyed this tale of love, loss and reconciliation. Since having a baby I'm finding I only really have the head space to enjoy light, heartwarming stories and The Lonely Fajita is just that.
Abi is a fantastic writer. I felt she captured millennial London perfectly, whilst not alienating slightly (I'm just SLIGHTLY older ...more
I thought that Elissa was a really relatable character and I liked that she was written realistically. I loved her friends and their friendship.
I loved that the storyline wasnt cliched. Elissa didnt make annoying or stupid decisions that make you want to shake a character. Shes likeable and really enjoyable to read.
As for secondary characters, Annie, Maggie and Suki ...more
This was such a fun read! Just what I was looking for.
"Theres nothing sadder than constructing a fajita on your own.
Elissa thinks she cant do anything right; she doesnt have a decent wage, because shes been working as an intern at a matching app company, therefore, she cant afford paying the rent at her boyfriends place, not even buy some real food. At work, things arent going well at all. Lets say the environment isnt the most appropriate. Her boss is a real pain in ...more
I felt real affection for elderly widow Annie.but Elissa was difficult to relate to. I mean, What is she like? Working for expenses only, in a shite relationship with someone who couldnt give her the time of day, flapping around, getting drunk no self respect, ...more
The Lonely Fajita is a modern story of Elissa Evans, a 26-year-old social media manager on the edge of homelessness who suddenly finds herself single and moving in with an elderly person Evergeen Village, London. This effortless and amusing story was really easy to read. I finished it in 24 hours!
The first thing I noticed is that I didnt love the protagonist, Elissa. I actually liked ...more
This book is something I would have probably never chosen if it wasn't for the fun title and the cover (Loved it, by the way)! I don't usually read romances but I kind of trying different genres lately and I wanted to try this fun read!
The book ended much better than it started. I came to eventually like Ellie, the main character but I have to be honest and say that I wasn't a big fan of hers ...more
I was laughing from the first page, I really enjoyed the writing, great pace, entertaining and endearing.
We follow Elissa, a 26 year old who moved to London with grand plans of what her life would be. When she finds herself single, she decides to try an alternative way of solving her housing and loneliness problem, with ...more
The Lonely Fajita is about Elissa, 26 year old living in London, interning at an App Development company who created a dating app called Lovr- which isnt doing too well. Elissa cant afford her rent and is on the brink of homelessness. But then she finds an advert for a living with the elderly scheme.
This is a lighthearted story that was easy, effortless read. My favourite part of this book was the elderly lady ...more
The book's authenticity is bound up in how relatable it is for the modern, millennial reader: I often found myself recalling my own cringe-worthy incidents as I read Elissa's experiences (squeaky medicine ball seating springs to mind!), making every laugh all the more enjoyable. The same goes for the lead character herself: Elissa is not perfect and the story doesn't end by neatly ensuring the all ...more
I think I loved this book so much because, in some ways it felt familiar and relatable, and in others it was full of suprises. As a woman living in London in her 20s, Elissa and her professional and personal ups and downs echoed many of mine and my friends' experiences - the ridiculous internships, the shared housing, the sub ...more
When Elissa suddenly finds herself without a place to live, she ends up signing up to live with an elderly person in return for accomodation. That's when she meets Annie, a sassy geriatric badasss who might just change her ...more
The Lonely Fajita stars our heroine Elissa, a twenty something living in London. Shes working as an underpaid intern for a dating app and sharing a ho-hum room with her ho-hum boyfriend. When she finds herself soon to be homeless (mostly because of the ho-hum boyfriend) she applies to essentially be a companion for an elderly person. The person she gets paired with is Annie, an octogenarian widow.
The Lonely Fajita was a delightful read. Elissa ...more
This book gave me hope, bolstered my ambitious side and gave me a little more faith in my future. Nothing life-changing, but a little bit of laughter and positivity goes a long way! Elissa was relatable, and I saw a lot of her character in ...more
Ellissa finds herself all of a sudden without a boyfriend, without a home and as an intern, pretty much without money. Completely by chance, she finds a flyer asking for live in companions for the elderly. Ellissa is matched with Annie, a typically stubborn, independent northern woman living in a retirement village in London.
There were times where I would find myself feeling so embarrassed for the pickles that Ellissa found herself in, that I ...more
It was refreshing to get into an original plot with characters that ...more
Overall, I ...more
Elissa is coming off one of the worst times of her life when a strange opportunity presents itself! Unsure at first she decides to go for it and in the process discovers how strong, smart and beautiful she truly is! Of course she has some help from amazing friends like Suki and Annie! I love that this is a story about the relationship we have with ourselves and those around us! Elissa couldve just thrown the towel in and ...more
A light, ...more
However, i love the cover design and title i thought i was pretty clever.
Thank you to netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This was such a lovely read and I really enjoyed it. Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for this arc in exchange for my honest review. ...more
This was a funny one. Like, it was kinda funny in places, and very wittily written! But it was very slow and a little too sad to start. It picked up as it went on, and I liked the plot/character developments, but it could have had a better pace.
Abigail takes inspiration from unconventional ...more