Reviewed by Lisa Hemmings
Would you move 6,000 miles to be with the love of your life?
did. Unfortunately her plan isn't going terribly well. What was
supposed to be a move to Hong Kong to start a wonderful new life with
Sam is turning into a move to Hong Kong to spend occasional weekends
with Sam, when he can get away from an unanticipated work assignment on
the opposite side of the South China Sea. Still, she's optimistic, if
woefully unprepared for the intricacies of Hong Kong. Stumbling through
the alien city, which she loves, she starts to build a life for herself.
Things definitely look up when she finds a great boss to work for, and
her best friend Stacy moves to the city too. But alarm bells ring as Sam
seems to be getting a bit too cozy with his boss. And when things start
going wrong at work, Hannah can't help but wonder if she's made the
biggest mistake of her life.
After choosing to read Single in the City, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the sequel Misfortune Cookie.
is unusually set in Hong Kong where Hannah moves to after leaving
London, where single and the City finishes. I felt like part of
Hannah’s adventure, exploring the culture and cities. Again the
characters are genuine, easy to relate to and funny.
of the food had me laughing out loud, and receiving the oddest looks on
the train. Whilst the cultural and rural description paints a fantastic
picture in my mind’s eye and leaves me wanting to explore this culture
and country for myself. We get a fantastic balance between Hannah’s
work life in Hong Kong along with exploring what the country has to
offer, and the disappointment of her relationship.
The story is easy
to read, enjoyable and fun. Lovers of the shopaholic series by Sophie
Kinsella or Lindsey Kelk I love series will enjoy these books.
May the story and Hannah’s journey continue.