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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Book Review - Lemon Curd by Homa Pourasgari

Book Review
Lemon Curd by Homa Pourasgari
Lemon Curd
by Homa Pourasgari

About Author
Homa Pourasgari resides in Los Angeles, California. She received a degree in Business from Loyola Marymount University, after which she left to live in Paris for one year and attended the University of Sorbonne, focusing on literature. Multilingual, she has been traveling since the age of 5 and has experienced many different cultures. Homa has worked in various industries such as marketing, retail, banking, accounting and fitness but has always returned to her true love – writing.  Lemon Curd was her first novel, followed by The Dawn of Saudi (which you can read my book review here).

Book Description
Lemon Curd is a love story between the righteous and opinionated Anna Lisa Gibson and her arrogant British officemate, Neil Scott Whittaker. He can have any woman he desires but Anna Lisa's honesty and down to earth personality makes him fall in love with her. Except that he doesn't want to give up his fiancée and she doesn't want to have an affair with a soon to be married man. Yet romance is only part of this story. From the streets of Los Angeles to the streets of London, Lemon Curd depicts the millennium lifestyle - Women's position in the business world, the workaholic and multitasking attitude of our society and the difficulty of balancing family and work life while trying to make a difference in the lives of the people around us.

Book Review
For years now I have had the same two favourite authors, Mary E Pearce and Margaret Dickinson, I now have three!!  After reading the authors book, The Dawn of Saudi (read my book review here) I was absolutely blown away and knew I had to read her first book, Lemon Curd.  I literally could not wait until it arrived, although when you look forward to something so much you do worry slightly in case it doesn't match your expectations, I needn't have worried.  Another fantastic 'unable to put down' read.

The main character, Anna Lisa, has a great job at a marketing firm with a fantastic boss and also has the benefit of working with the love of her life and ladies man, Paul.  Her parents died in a car crash when she was three months old and she was brought up by her grandmother and aunts.  Without any word of warning she is suddenly told that the firm have brought a colleague over from the London office to work with her on the important Olson account, a cosmetic company ran by an aunt and nephew.  The guy stood next to her, Neil, who she is supposed to not only work with but share an office with, is the annoying man she ran into earlier that day and who had stole her cherished and rare car parking space.  Not only that he has decided to call her Leeza which is even more annoying !!

They slowly fall in love with each other, although denying it to themselves as Neil has a fiancée, who eventually starts to infuriate him due to being so spoilt and self centered and Anna Lisa has Paul.  When things fall apart in Anna Lisa's relationship with Paul it hits her hard and starts to have even more impact on their feelings.  Can they finally allow themselves happiness and fall in love with each other or will they both walk away from what potentially could be the 'one'?

You may feel that you want to shout at the characters at times to make them see sense and act on their feelings.  A truly enjoyable read with a great storyline.  The way the author writes draws you into the story and you warm very quickly to the characters in the story, which is why I loved reading both books.  Another really enjoyable read by this wonderful author !

Our Rating


  1. Great review! I am a sucker for a good love story and most of the time I do gravitate towards romance novels. This book sounds like it has a juicy plot!

  2. Sounds like a great book! I always love your reviews. :)

  3. people are really great at denying their feelings, aren't they? LOL

  4. Sounds like a fun book. When I saw the title I thought it was going to be a recipe LOL. Maybe it is a recipe to a Good Read, right? :0

  5. LOL...I can relate to Grace's comment. I never expected the book to have the story-line it does. Headed to enter the giveaway - I have a niece that would love this book :)


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