SOMETHING FROM TIFFANY'S BY MELISSA HILL : BOOK REVIEW

January 30, 2013

"Doesn't every girl dream of getting something from Tiffany's?"
On 5th Avenue in New York City, two very different men are shopping for gifts for the women they love. Gary is buying his girlfriend Rachel a charm bracelet. Partly to thank her for paying for their holiday-of-a-lifetime to New York. But mainly because he’s left his shopping far too late. Whereas Ethan’s looking for something a little more special – an engagement ring for the first woman to have made him happy since he lost the love of his life. But when the two men’s shopping bags get confused, and Rachel somehow ends up with Ethan’s ring, the couples’ lives become intertwined. As Ethan tries to reunite the ring with the woman it was actually intended for, he discovers this isn’t that easy. Does fate have other ideas for the couples? Or is there simply a bit of Tiffany’s magic in the air…

Who doesn't want to be proposed in the midst of The City That Never Sleeps, right before Christmas Eve, with a big eye-popping diamond wrapped in a little blue box that creates magic, delivered straight from their iconic Fifth Avenue's store? EVERY SANE WOMAN wants a fairytale like that. 

This is my first time reading Melissa Hill's piece. I know I know, it's a little bit outdated (especially the fact that the book itself has come out since years ago and I haven't finished reading it until now), but I can say that she's an amazing (and dreamy) writer. She works the romance aspect well enough in this series. And the never-ending mentions about Tiffany's ring and its magic just emphasize it more.

Using narrative from 6 (yes, six) different herroines in this book, Hill slowly works the simple yet fanciful story. Hill successfuly delivers romance and friendship at its core, topped with the ongoing travel from NYC, London, Ireland and back again to NYC. Hills manage to make the "we saw it coming" kind of story to be juicier than ever, with a little adds of her own magic, projecting it into Tiffany's wonder. Brilliant.

Hills's decision to make the first few chapters as the keypoint (as well as the most heartpounding one) works well. I also love how she present the twists and surprises; it's a little bit pushy, but it's unexpected. And yes yes, there's a happy ending. Oh actually, there're two happy endings. 

The siding shows; how Hills manage to make Ethan as the sweet sugar and Gary as the hardass knuckle. I'm team Ethan of course (I just can't stand Gary's; I wish I could punch him or something). But both of them really make a pretty good combination. Which one will you prefer, that's the question. And they really show, as herroines I mean. I also love Daisy. She's just so sweet and innocent, babbling about Tiffany's magic and how one fits ring will say it all. I love her.

Unfortunately, with all the good sides that come in this book, there's also this : what's the matter with keeping the pages thin? I mean, it's dull to follow Ethan's "I'm not so sure .. I'm going to hurt her" doubts, making it too long and far too upsetting to follow. It also affects the steadyness, the pace. 

Finally, I was having a great time reading this book. It simply covers my womanly dream : a solitaire ring with round 2.5 carats diamonds, wrapped in a little blue box tied with a classic white ribbon, carried by a one knee dropped man, saying the magic word, "Will you ..", all with the glimpse of New York City's night light overlooking Fifth Avenue Road and its surrounding as the backdrop. Dreamy. Recommended? Yes.

Title : Something From Tiffany's
Author : Melissa Hill
Series : -
First Published : November 2011 (US Edition)
Publisher : Hodder
Pages : 404
Cover : paperback
Chapters : 48 + epilogue
Genre : romance, fiction
Extras : none
Price : £6.99 (IDR 78k)
Rate : 7/10


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