Life's A Peach

Romance - Comedy
190 Pages
Reviewed on 10/19/2020
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Author Biography

Giovanna a.k.a Skylar Senn has put her two cents in a lot of things before pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming an author: professional banker, law graduate, beauty consultant and certified law of attraction practitioner.

After ten years in the corporate world she decided to flip the script.

Skylar Senn writes romance novels including chick lit, rom com, contemporary and sci-fi romance with lots of adventure. Her novels explore the themes of elevated consciousness and the law of attraction.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Life’s A Peach is a work of fiction in the romantic comedy, slice of life, and interpersonal drama sub-genres, and was penned by author Skylar Senn. Written as the opening book to The Kenways series, this work is a clean read which is accessible to readers of all sensitivity levels. Our central protagonist for this charming and witty tale of love is Peach Kenway, a bank teller who swears off relationships after a bad breakup. Stuck with her parents again and struggling to break free, it’s only when her father assigns her a bodyguard that things get even more frustrating. He is Ames Allerton, and his attitude is about to change everything for Peach.

Author Skylar Senn delivers a delightful culture clash of a rom-com that delivers everything it promises from the offset. Peach and Ames make an odd pairing when they first meet, and the character development is stellar in bringing out their commonalities and showing us how they get to know each other on a deeper level. Fans of emotive drama will find plenty of tension under the surface, and the pull of the heart-strings is well balanced by plenty of amusing situations and witty dialogue that shows off British banter at its best. Setting up nicely for a continuing series of stand-alone reads about the Kenway family, this is an accomplished and concise read perfect for vacations or cozy nights in. Overall, I would highly recommend Life’s A Peach to chick lit and romcom fans everywhere for its irresistible charms.

Jack Magnus

Life's A Peach is a contemporary romantic comedy novel written by Skylar Senn. Peach Kenway was determined to be more than just the daughter of an elite family; she was determined to make it on her own. Growing up as one of the Kenways, with all the rules of good breeding hammered into her at every opportunity, made leaving when she turned eighteen an easy thing. Peach ventured into the big city, eventually found herself a job with a prestigious bank, and was living her life when everything went topsy-turvy on her. Calvin, her blond-haired, blue-eyed boss, nicknamed Fallen Angel, had swept her off her feet, and they were living happily together until suddenly they weren’t. Peach found herself in a black cab on her way back home to Kenway Manor, her possessions all fitting into a single suitcase. She would be commuting to her job from her family home and dealing the rest of the time with the family she had tried to escape from. But things are rarely if ever as simple as they seem.

Skylar Senn’s Life’s A Peach is a well-written and breezy story about the rebellious daughter who found she could go home again, but it would be under terms she never expected. When a holdup at her place of business compels her father to hire a bodyguard for her, Peach is outraged and defiant, but she’s met her match in the bodyguard watching her every move. Calvin Conway was on the be-good-or-else list at his company, Somers Security. The former Navy Seal wasn’t going to take his duties lightly -- he needed his job -- and he was determined above all else not to get personally involved in the assignment. Senn’s two main characters are a hoot and a half to follow as they try to come to terms with the admittedly awkward situation, and the interactions between them and the rest of the Kenway clan are often hilarious. Her characters are well-defined and true-to-life, and her plot is filled with the zips and zings that make this rom-com work so well. Life’s A Peach is most highly recommended.

Grant Leishman

Life’s a Peach by Skylar Senn introduces us to Peach Kenway, a wealthy young heiress with an independent streak a mile long. Despite being the daughter of a fantastically rich rancher from the South of the U.S. and a British socialite, Peach is determined to make her own way in the world. After her latest romance with the boss of the bank where she works ends in disaster, Peach swears off men and reluctantly moves back to the safe but cloying arms of her family and their ancestral home, Kenway Manor, just out of London. After an armed robbery at the bank she works for, Peach’s dad decides she needs a bodyguard. Although she won’t admit it, Peach is indeed traumatized by the robbery and haunted by memories of the clown masks the robbers wore. Ames Allerton, a former Navy SEAL, is on his last chance at the South Carolina security firm he works at. He’s crossed the line in the past and become personally involved in the lives of those he’s been tasked to guard and his boss warns him that his job is on the line when he is sent to London to be Peach’s bodyguard. Despite his boss’s warnings and his desperation to prove himself again, Ames knows the attraction between himself and Peach is real and he is certain it is reciprocated. Can he walk that fine line between professionalism and love or will the attraction be too much?

Life’s a Peach is a gentle, sweet, and predictable romance that focuses more on the characters than the action. Author Skylar Senn has created the perfect “poor little rich girl” in Peach. Despite her overwhelming intentions to go it alone in life, she is still full of self-doubt and introspection that have only been exacerbated by her rejection by her manager, who all the staff refer to as “fallen angel”. This is a short read but pleasant and it is easy to get caught up in the developing relationship between Peach and Ames. I particularly enjoyed the dynamics of Peach’s family, especially the counterpoint between the brashness and bonhomie of Peach’s father and the properness and perfect manners of his wife, a typical British lady. The relationship between Peach and Ames was a simmering one that you always felt was about to boil and the will they/won’t they dynamic was the thrust of this story. As a hero, Peach was well developed as someone who wants to stand on her own two feet but is hidebound by her own self-doubt. The interactions between her siblings also provided a highlight of the narrative. This is a classic rich girl/poor boy tale reminiscent of the film The Bodyguard and provides the reader with a gentle, distracting story to while away an afternoon. Although shorter than the stories I normally would read, I enjoyed the story and can recommend it to lovers of clean, cozy romances.