Blog Tour Review: I Have Never by Camilla Isley

Twenty-nine-year-old Blair Walker is a girl with a plan, or more a girl with a list. A list of dos and don’ts to live the perfect life, land a dream career, and marry Mr. Right.

When Blair loses her job and gets dumped by her boyfriend all in one day, she starts to wonder if she’s had it all wrong. And what better way to find out than experience everything the list forbade?

With hilarious consequences, Blair will discover some items are trickier to tick off than she’d thought….

A laugh out loud romantic comedy perfect for fans of Lindsey Kelk, Sophie Kinsella, and Mhairi McFarlane. First Comes Love is a series of interconnected romantic novels. However, each book in the series can be read as a standalone novel.

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Review:  I struggled to write this review, not because I didn’t enjoy the book but because I didn’t know how to put that enjoyment into words. This is essentially a story about rule breaking, the only difference here is that the rules were created by the main character herself.  When she realises they haven’t got her to the place she wanted to be in she decides to break them all and that’s when things start to get interesting. To say more would be to spoil the story and I’m definitely not about to do that. 

I wasn’t aware, until I started making up this blog post, that this book is part of an interconnected series. I’ve never read the first of that series but that didn’t affect my enjoyment of this book, this can definitely be read as a standalone. 

I really enjoyed this book, it was fun and fresh, which is perhaps an unusual book description but it fits.  The writing is good and the characters practically leap off the page at you. I was able to get lost in this book during my lunch break at work and considering how noisy the room I was in was at the time was, that is quite impressive.  

This is a different type of romantic story from the ones I usually read. Obviously there is the romantic element but over and above that is a story of self-discovery and finding out what happens when you break your own rules, whatever they may be.  I would highly recommend this book and will definitely be reading more by this author.


Camilla is an engineer turned writer after she quit her job to follow her husband in an adventure abroad. She’s a cat lover, coffee addict, and shoe hoarder. Besides writing, she loves reading—duh!—cooking, watching bad TV, and going to the movies—popcorn, please. She’s a bit of a foodie, nothing too serious. A keen traveler, Camilla knows mosquitoes play a role in the ecosystem, and she doesn’t want to starve all those frog princes out there, but she could really live without them.
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