Things are Looking Up by Maxine Morrey

Things are Looking Up is the perfect book to escape in. I’m extremely grateful to Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on this blog tour and introducing me to a new author, Maxine Morrey. I’m thrilled to highlight this wonderful feel good book today. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did and look forward to reading her other books.

Book description

What if what you really need is right there in front of you, if you just take a moment to look up?

Milly has been waiting for this moment forever and finally it’s just an hour away – an interview with Vogue magazine and the opportunity to get her Louboutin-clad foot in the door.  There’s just one problem – totally engrossed in her mobile phone, Milly doesn’t see the bus that is fast approaching – until it’s too late…

When Milly next opens her eyes, the consequences of her accident become clear. Everything she has worked for and dreamed of suddenly feels out of reach. But there is one bright spot on her horizon – the reappearance of her ex Jed, in all of his six-foot-four, broad-shouldered glory, with the most piercing ice blue eyes Milly ever saw.

Once used to working in a whirlwind, Milly now has the chance to reconsider how to live. Will she rush back to the treadmill, get her head down and back to business, or is there a whole other life waiting for her, if she’ll just look up to see it? 


After getting hit by a bus, literally, Milly spends a week in a coma and then a few weeks in the hospital recovering. She is forced to make some life changes, partly because her old life moved on without her.

This is one a best chick lit books I have read in awhile. I loved Milly’s humor. The scene early in book where she is looking at apartments is so funny as she tries to convince herself and her friend that the bullet casing outside, mice running in the walls, creepy neighbor, and a front door that won’t shut are fine, just fine.

Milly’s former life required her to be online all the time, up and in season on fashion (expensive!) once she looked up from the phone and looked around her, she realized there is so much more to the world. I think this is a great message not to get too involved in work and enjoy life!


Author Information

Maxine Morrey lives in West Sussex. She has written ten romantic comedy books with another one scheduled for production this year. If you want to keep up with her check out the below links.




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