Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Build a Man by Talli Roland

Serenity Holland is working at her boyfriend Peter’s cosmetic surgery clinic on reception. It is not a job she is enjoying doing, it was only supposed to be temporary. Serenity had moved from America to London with all the ambition and determination to become a successful journalist and to land a job working in the tabloid world as a reporter. But six months later after trying really hard sending out many resumes and article pitches she is still working at the clinic. She’s got a successful man who cares about her, a great new life in London. Now all she needs is the job of her dreams and everything will be perfect.

While she is working at the clinic she meets Jeremy Ritchie who after a bad experience with love he decides he wants to have cosmetic surgery to make him more attractive to women. Serenity thinks that this would make a really good pitch by writing about Jeremy and the way he his prepared to go to extreme ways to change is appearance to attract women. So she pitches the idea to ruthless editor Leza Larke of The Daily Planet Britain’s biggest tabloid. Leza likes her pitch and wants Serenity to write a column all about Jeremy following his progress for a new health and beauty website. Serenity decides not to tell Jeremy that she is writing about him and to do this undercover, so all real names are changed and she writes the column under another name. If the column gets a lot of hits and she can keep up the pace Leza tells Serenity that they will then consider her for junior position on the staff. Serenity could be on the way to landing her dream job at last.

However when there are complications when Jeremy has the surgery and it goes badly wrong Serenity must choose between following her heart or her dream job.

This is the third and brand new Chick lit novel by Talli Roland. I have read one of her other books Watching Willow Watts which was excellent and this book is just as good. It is a fabulous, fun romantic comedy that’s got really great characters, a great story line and Jaffa cakes! 

Talli Roland has three loves in her life chick lit, coffee and cupcakes. Born and raised in Canada. Talli now lives in London where she savours the great cultural life (coffee and cupcakes) despite training as a journalist Talli soon found she preferred making up her own stories complete with happy endings. Her debut novel The Hating Game was an Amazon UK best seller remaining in the top one hundred for over two months.

For more information on books by Talli Roland visit her website http://www.talliroland.com/ 


  1. What a lovely review Nikki:) I entered a giveaway for Talli's book and I sure hope I win:) I really can't wait to read this book!Heard so many good comments about it!Thank you for sharing this great review Nikki
    x x

  2. Thanks Ananda, I could not put this book down it is such a great read. I have added Talli's first novel The Hating game in my to read and review pile. I love chick lit don't you? Talli's got a great talent writing it x

  3. Nikki, thank you so much for taking the time to read and review! I'm so pleased you enjoyed it.

    Ananda, I hope you win, too! :)