The L.A. Commandments by Gillian Duffy
I received a copy of The L.A. Commandments in exchange for an honest review. Joanne Kavanagh is excited to get away from dreary Dublin and head to the land of sun and fun – California. With best friend Suzie along for the ride, the girls are ready for a new chapter in their lives. They develop a list of LA Commandments – the top commandment being ‘Thou Shall Not Fall in Love.’ But of course, that is so much easier said than done. Quickly befriending some men, including musician Marc and player Chris, the girls break their number one commandment – and will their hearts get broken as well?
I have say, I didn’t really enjoy this book. The beginning had me excited – two Irish girls heading to LA for a new life. The first chapters were fun and had a chick lit feel to it, but then I stopped becoming invested in the story when not much was happening. Everyone was going about their lives, happy, getting along for the most part, and no real drama. By the time the surprise ending came along, I was too far removed from the plot to really be able to gasp. And I think the ‘s’ should have been dropped from the title, really they only had one commandment, but that’s just a minor thing. While not my cup of tea, others may enjoy if you have a bit more patience with a slow moving plot.