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Review: Best Foot Forward – Bea Stevens

I got the chance to receive a free e-copy of Best Foot Forward by Bea Stevens in exchange for an honest review. Keep on reading to find out what my opinion on this book is!

What is it about?

Liberty ‘Libby’ Lawrence adores designer labels – even though she can’t afford many. And she especially loves shoes. Her favourites are Christian Louboutins – though not those fake ones Bianca Morrison-Wright gets from the market (the red paint rubs off the soles and everything!)
She’s working as a manager (albeit junior manager) at a London hotel, when the boss announces that there has been a theft from his office. Libby couldn’t help noticing some strange marks on his carpet when she was called in for a reprimand recently (not that it was her fault, or anything) which lead her to surmise who the thief is.
Detective Sergeant James Harper, the hunky policemen who is assigned the case, seems interested in her theory – until she names her number one suspect. Libby is devastated, not only because he doesn’t believe her but – more importantly – that this guy knows NOTHING about shoes!
As Libby struggles to convince the sergeant that her hunch is right, her boss that she’s ready for promotion and herself that she’s not really falling for the gorgeous copper, she realises that maybe she’s wrong about the theft, she’s not suited to the hotel industry and that the handsome hunk is married!

What did I think of it?

I must admit, when I started Best Foot Forward, I had a hard time getting through it. However, after a few chapters, I started flying through it!

This book contains a lot of funny references, has a mysterious crime to solve and a fashionista as a main character. Will the fashionista be able to solve the crime? While reading Best Foot Forward, I constantly bumped into another surprising element that I didn’t expect. I loved the unpredictability of it.

I did think the main character, Liberty, was a pretty unreliable character. At points, I couldn’t get a grip on her, as her emotions and mind fly all over the place. I didn’t like this all the time. What I did like was how relatable Libby was. How clumsy she is, how she can be insecure, how she’s doubting things a lot of the times. I think this is very relatable to a lot of readers. She has her heart in the right place, and that’s really to be seen in this story. James, Sergeant Harper, was a really funny and lovable character. His personality was a big yes for me and I loved reading about him!

Libby’s love life was quite the mess. Having feelings, being mad, being happy, being mad,… At certain points I thought, “oh god, here we go again”. However, I did love how the love story got rounded up at the end.

The reveal of who committed the crime and how it happened was quite the surprise for me. I didn’t really see it coming, which I love! I didn’t really have a clue.

The side story of Ms. Merrington-Smythe was a nice addition to the story in my opinion. At points, it brought a feel good element to the story.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Overall, I really liked this story. The ebook is available on Amazon for €3,59.

Thank you to the author Bea Stevens for providing me with an e-arc in exchange for an honest review. This did in no way affect my opinion and review.

11 thoughts on “Review: Best Foot Forward – Bea Stevens

  1. Thanks so much for your review, Joy, I’m glad you enjoyed Best Foot Forward. This is the first of the series, and I think Libby grows up a bit more with each book, although she’s still as scatty in many ways. She’s quite an emotional character to begin with, but I hope the humour balances out any negativity to give the reader a good giggle. 🙂

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