When a press officer from U Star Novels got in touch and asked if I’d like a personalised steamy romantic novel for Valentine’s Day, I couldn’t resist. I knew that Rob would find it hilarious.
The customised books let you step into the leading role of your own romance or adventure story. It asks you a number of questions about you and your partner – such as your names, eye colour, jobs, favourite foods and drinks and drops them into a book to make it personal to you. I remember having a Little Mermaid type book like this when I was little, which named me as the mermaid and also named some of my family and I loved it.
I chose a book called English Encounters simply because it was about a romantic trip away to Brighton. How could I not take the Brighton story?!
I haven’t read it properly yet, just skimmed a few bits, as I’m intending it to be a Valentine’s present for Rob rather than for me. Here’s an excerpt though:
I’ve attached the copy as a photo rather than typing it out just in case there are any copyright issues! But as you can see it’s using our names and mentions my favourite perfume – Diesel Fuel For Life. Not quite sure why the shop is called Pecksniff?!
It even has a photo of us both on the back cover!
I can’t wait to see his reaction and enjoy our own personalised little book. If you’re looking for a unique last minute Valentine’s present for your beau, this customised 50 Shades rival could be it!
I was provided with a free personalised book for this post.