"A Must Read"
Kaitlynn Taylor - Itsy Bitsy Book Bits Review
Stepping It Up by Bea Stevens is a must read! It’s the second book in The Liberty Lawrence series, it’s my first book by this author, so I can honestly say it can be read out of order as I easily jumped right in to this one with no confusion. I absolutely loved this book from beginning until the very end. It was highly entertaining, funny, captivating, relatable and the storyline flowed so well. There always seemed to be so much going on and I ended up reading it in one sitting as I couldn’t bring myself to put it down!
I will certainly be on the lookout for book 3 and I look forward to reading the rest of this authors work in the future. I would definitely recommend this book to others!
Laura Furuta - Itsy Bitsy Book Bits Review
5 out of 5 stars
I loved reading this. Once I started I didn’t want to put it down until I had read the final page. It is a story that is humorous and had me with either a smile on my face or laughing out loud. I love the character of Libby. She is a true woman of fashion and knows her labels. She has a new job as an investigative reporter which she finds challenging thanks to her mentor Dave Chandler and others who she works with. I have to say that Libby is one whose thoughts and opinions are formed quickly. There is never a dull moment when she is around. That she also cares for James Harper is of no doubt. I also loved the character of Cassie Beaumont, Libby’s best friend and roommate. . A day spent with Libby is not always what one would expect. She has her strong opinions and feelings. She is a truly unique person who is sassy and sweet. Read this story to find out how she works with others in the office, pieces together clues to questions that arise, and how her relationship with James is progressing.
This is a well-written story that keeps the laughs coming and one that you will not want to miss out on reading. It is the second story in a series and I am looking forward to reading the next one.
"It was Amazing!"
Charlotte Fallowfield - Goodreads Review
I had been eagerly awaiting book two in Bea Stevens’ Liberty Lawrence series, after absolutely loving her debut chick-lit “Best Foot Forward.”
“Stepping It Up” had all of the elements that I adored from book one. Classic British humour, witty dialogue, and a clever and interesting plot that, excuse the pun, keeps the reader on their toes not knowing what direction Stevens will take the book in. And that’s a huge bonus when so many series books are well written but leave you knowing exactly what will happen.
"A great read - hightly recommend"
J. Brookson - (Amazon Review)
5 out of 5 Stars
I read this book immediately after reading the first book in the series, Best Foot Forward. This book was every bit as good as the first and in fact my favourite one! The story is well thought out and, like the first book, witty and well written. I am looking forward to the next book coming out. Highly highly recommend.
Number 1: Her mentor, Dave Chandler, likes to run everywhere which means she has to do the same. Her Karen Millens are already ruined and her new Kurt Geigers are heading the same way. Everyone else gets to take taxis or the Tube. Surely that counts as discrimination or something?
Number 2: None of the girls in the news room seem to like her—even though they’ve never even met her! It’s just plain rude—and very hurtful!
And Number 3: Dave Chandler is a bit odd—and that’s without the running thing. He’s very proud of all his trophies and awards but won’t help Libby get any. He won’t divulge who his contacts are—although some of them sound a bit iffy—and he keeps sneaking off without her despite the fact she’s supposed to be shadowing him.
Cassie Beaumont, her bestie and flatmate, is doing really well in her new job, which only makes Libby feel worse about her own. Cassie and Rob are also really close, which is how Libby wants to be with James Harper—she fancies the pants off him— but he seems very distracted.
She realises it’s time for sorting out her life and stepping it up—in more ways than one!