Make It Up To You by Lucy Keeling – Book Review

Make It Up To You by Lucy Keeling – Book Review

Make It Up To You by Lucy Keeling

Make It Up To You

Author – Lucy Keeling
Publisher – Choc Lit
Pages – 248
Released – 17th September 2019
Format – ebook, audiobook
Review by – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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What do mascara wands and gardening shears have in common?

Absolutely nothing! At least that’s what wannabe beauty influencer Sophie Timney thinks when her friend Polly suggests involving her brother Marcus in Sophie’s make-up tutorials. She needs more views, Marcus needs promotion for his gardening business – in Polly’s mind joining forces will help them both. Sophie isn’t so sure.

Because Marcus Bowman has a habit of getting under her skin in a way that no exfoliating face scrub ever could. But, as the views and comments on her videos begin creeping up, it becomes increasingly obvious that Sophie’s subscribers like Marcus, and what’s even worse is that Sophie might be starting to feel the same way …

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Sophie Timney is a Beauty Vlogger. She loves Vlogging and being an influencer but her follower numbers have stuck and she is worried that her videos are becoming boring. Without her numbers increasing she can’t get companies to sponsor her and grow her business. She is also fed up with having to use artificial light for her Vlog as her garden is a total mess, so she has to keep the curtains closed.

She lives in a shared house with her mysterious but rich friend Mya. To make her videos more fun her friend Polly has an idea, why not let gardener Marcus have some air time on her Vlog as he is trying to build up his business, in exchange he can landscape the garden, with a little of Mya’s cash too.

But how on earth are a beauty vlogger and a gardener, albeit a sexy gardener, going to work together?

Make It Up To You is a fun, even hilarious at times book about a beauty vlogger and a gardener trying to work together on their videos.

The book is a quick, light-hearted read that I read in one sitting. The writing was fast-paced and the characters were mainly a delight to spend my time with, sometimes Sophie felt a little OTT and self-centred, at others, she was a sweetheart. They were all perfectly realistic and I just adored Mya, I wanted to know what this mysterious woman did for a job too.

The book is about friendship and romance and Sophie had no shortage of lovely friends. Marcus was your typical book boyfriend, good looking, sweet, rough around the edges. There are also a few kittens for cuteness overload too.

If you are after a truly modern-day book that will give you a ‘pick-me-up’ then Make It Up To You is the book to read. It is a fantastic read that hooked me in and had me not wanting to put it down. It’s a little cheesy in parts and there were no big twists or turns, but it was pure enjoyment the whole way through.

Book Reviewer – Stacey

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About the Author

Lucy Keeling

Lucy Keeling is an author writing fun, sexy, stories with all of the happily ever afters. When she’s not typing at the kitchen table, she’s arranging and then re-arranging to see her friends for the occasional spot of day drinking.

Lucy is currently writing the third book in a Contemporary Romance series, the first of which has been Shortlisted by Choc-Lit ‘Search for a Star’ Competition.


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20 Responses

  1. Fantastic review! I love it when books use modern jobs and hobbies like vlogging.

  2. Entertainingly Nerdy says:

    This is a cute idea! I haven’t read many books that actually deal with bloggers or vloggers.

  3. Robin Loves Reading says:

    Sounds very enjoyable.

  4. This really looks like a cute book. I’m definitely going to need to try it.

  5. Great review!

  6. DJ Sakata says:

    That author is a minx – I am dying to know what Mya does!

  7. Lixa says:

    This sounds so cute

  8. vidya says:

    sounds like a fun read and different as well with the jobs featured!

  9. Bianca says:

    I don’t usually read these types of books but I might enjoy this one.

  10. Thank you. I’m glad you liked it. I enjoy modern day books too.

  11. I don’t think there are many out there at the moment. Give it a few years and I bet there will be loads.

  12. It is very cute. I hope you get to read it.

  13. Thank you. Glad you like it.

  14. I know, frustrating.

  15. It really is cute.

  16. It really is a lot of fun.

  17. It really is a great book, so hopefully you might like it.

  18. Great review Stacey, this book looks and sounds like a really cute and fun book. I’m really glad you fully enjoyed reading this book. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

  19. Samantha says:

    Great review. The vlogging part sounds like a modern twist on the genre.