Book Review: Big Sexy Love by Kirsty Greenwood.

Release Date: 29th June 2017.
Publisher: Amazon
Twitter: @kirstybooks

Jeebus I don't even know where to begin!!! I am feeling so many emotions right now, it's untrue! What an absolutely beautiful book! Kirsty Greenwood I am bowing down to you for creating such a heartfelt, brilliantly written story...even if you did make me cry! 
It had been a little while since Kirsty's last book 'The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance' came out, so when I saw that she had a new book, I was beyond excited. Initially, upon reading the blurb, I was a little skeptical, because it sounded like it was going to be a bit of a tear jerker - it was - but having read Kirsty's previous books, I knew that there would be some humor too - there is - so thanks to Kirsty, onto my Kindle it went.

Big Sexy Love is about the friendship between Olive Brewster and Birdie. They've known each other since University and are as close as can be. Olive is a fish monger, lives with her brother and his not so nice girlfriend and is always, always over prepared and safe. Birdie, is a loud, adventurous New Yorker, who is the complete opposite of Olive. Birdie also has Lupus and doesn't have long left to live. Knowing that the end isn't too far away, Birdie gives Olive a mission; to go to New York and give a letter to her 'Big Sexy Love,' so she can explain to him how she feels. Can play it safe, never been on a plane Olive give her best friend her last wish? It might not be ideal and Olive might be absolutely terrified, but she makes Birdie a promise that Chuck Allen - Birdie's Big Sexy Love - will get that letter and Olive Brewster doesn't break promises. 

Oh how I loved every single second of this story. Olive was absolute perfection. Her character was so real. I could relate to her in so many ways, from her need for routine, fear of letting people down and her anxiety to her wanting to have things in their place, she just spoke to me on so many levels. She was also freaking hilarious. I loved her matter of fact way of speaking, even if what she was talking about seemed completely absurd to others, in her mind, what she was saying was the norm and just the way things had to be. Seeing her journey unfold from start to finish was an incredible sight. The way she handled situations and the way she accepted others was so moving and emotional. I don't think I've felt this connected to a character for a while and i'm definitely at risk of repeating myself because I loved her so much. 

Birdie was amazing. Such a beautiful soul. The way she treated Olive, what she did for Olive was so incredibly sweet and I loved her for it. I also loved her happy nature and ability to still be confident and flirty when she was suffering and in a lot of pain. I can't say enough how beautiful Birdie and Olive's relationship was. At different times in the story they both come to realizations and both of those times I got goosebumps. Kirsty wrote these heartfelt scenes exceptionally well. There was so much feeling and love behind every one. 

Besides Olive and Birdie, there is an array of colourful, lovable, outrageous and unique characters in 'Big Sexy Love.' All of which will have you feeling something. Whether it be happiness, sadness, anger, frustration, love or maybe even fear. You will feel something. As I mentioned before I cried. Not just for the sad moments but for the message that Kirsty puts across about living life and also for the complete love that these two friends shared. I'm pretty sure possibly for the fact that the book had ended too! I read it in three days and even when I was lying in bed with a huge headache, barely able to keep my eyes open, you bet I had my kindle in front of me, trying to squeeze in a few more paragraphs. 

If you are looking for a Summer/Anytime read. I insist you pick up 'Big Sexy Love.' It will make you sad, happy, excited and you will most definitely laugh out loud a bunch of times. 

Thank you Kirsty Greenwood for writing this book and thank you double for sending it to me! :) 

Happy Reading!



  1. Sounds like an amazing read! I love when a book makes you feel so much. I'm definitely adding it to my tbr pile!

    1. Yay!! I hope you enjoy it! :) I love books like that too! xx