Book Review: 'No Filter' by Maxine Morrey.

I get incredibly excited whenever Maxine Morrey has a new book out. I absolutely adore all her books and eagerly anticipate getting lost in the world's and characters she creates. 'No Filter' certainly grabbed at my attention; with the pretty cover and the concept of getting rid of today's filters and being accepted and loved for who we are, I knew it would be a must read. 


In an Instagram world, can you find love just by being yourself…

Popular lifestyle blogger, Libby Cartwright, is being boggled by business when help shows up in the shape of gorgeous but shy, Charlie Richmond. Libby’s determined to keep it at ‘just good friends’ – she’s dated someone from ‘Corporate Land’ before and it didn’t end well. As she and Charlie begin spending more time together, Libby is starting to waver  – until she discovers something which makes her question if she’s ready for love.
Still reeling, she suffers another blow as her blog is attacked in a national newspaper, for promoting unachievable perfection. Libby knows it’s not true – but the only way to prove that is to strip off the armour she’s been wearing for years.
Is she brave enough to show the world she’s far from perfect? And will Charlie be by her side if she does…

My Review

What can I say? Maxine Morrey has done it again. I was fully immersed in Libby and Charlie's world when reading this gorgeous book and struggled to put it down. Maxine just has a way of making you fall in love with her characters and transporting you to different places like no one else, I really didn't want the book to end.

Our leading lady Libby is wonderful. She has this lovable manner about her and is so sweet and kind to everyone. But I adore the fact that she has built up her own business, is strong and independent and can take care of herself. It was lovely being in her world of snapping photos for her blog and organizing blogs posts as you get to see a peek inside what it all takes to make blogs and social media happen. I loved that though she had a popular blog and YouTube channel, she remained down to earth, kind and considerate of everyone around her. I thoroughly enjoyed the moments where it was just her and her assistant Tilly making tea and going through plans for pictures and posts. There was just something about these moments where you feel like you're there organizing and planning alongside them. Their relationship was really sweet and relatable. 

I really don't know where to start with Charlie Richmond. He legitimately just attacked me out of nowhere with this book. There was just this absolutely beautiful build in Libby and Charlie's relationship that floored me. Again, like Libby, he was simply this lovely, lovely, lovely, (because I just can't find the words) character. His manner was so gentle and I adored the banter between the two of them. I loved so much that they created this solid friendship and how that was the backdrop to them realizing they might possibly want more (read the book to find out). They were so at ease and in tune with each other that I just couldn't stop grinning. The security, contentment, kindness and consideration they gave to each other was wonderful, and don't get me started on Charlie being there for her nephews, I melted- and quite literally too, I was reading 'No Filter' while sat on my Auntie's balcony in Italy and it was sweltering hot. I fell head over heals for them both! 

Honest to goodness, you won't be able to get enough of these two and their adventures. Libby's best friend, Amy, and Charlie's brother Marcus were also wonderful and such enjoyable characters to get to know, in addition to Charlie's family and Libby's family too. Honestly, I truly felt like I knew them all, they were all so inviting, heartwarming and endearing.

If you're looking for a thoroughly enjoyable 'will they, won't they' read that keeps you hooked, I highly recommend this gorgeous read from Maxine; she's the best!!

Happy reading! 



  1. Thank you so much, Lucy! I am absolutely over the moon you enjoyed '#NoFilter' and fell for the characters so much. :D x

    1. You are the best Maxine!!! I adored it!! Reading 'Coming home to Wishington Bay' now! :) All my love! xxx