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Monday, February 6, 2017

Review: My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Random House
The Dial Press    
Publishes 2/7/17

Sometimes there's nothing better than picking up a book by an author that's not usually in your normal go-to genre, but one that you DO go to when you need a break.  And that author for me is Sophie Kinsella.  What a pleasure it is to read her books.  I never fail to read them in one sitting and to find myself laughing out loud in the process.  I knew from chapter one it would be the same with this one as well.    Pick up this copy tomorrow and see below why I think you should.

Katie leaves her farming life behind to move to London and work in branding, ultimately trying to rebrand herself in the process. Her once curly hair is now straightened daily with annoying high maintenance bangs, non-prescription glasses are worn and she decides to go by Cat (which she has a hard time remembering to answer to). She's living barely paycheck to paycheck and when she's finally getting an invite to the "in" club at work, she gets fired by the boss, Demeter. Demeter - the crazy, whip lash of a woman who made Cat dye her roots for her for their "special project". The only guy she's ever met that interested her turns out to be Demeter's lover based on office gossip and she loses it. Keeping her demise a secret, she returns home to her parents pretending to be on a sabbatical from work, while helping to grow and brand their glamping business. Never would she have guessed Demeter would show up there with her picture perfect family. All hell is about to break loose and Katie-Cat is the eye of the storm.

I've got to say, Sophie Kinsella never fails to entertain me. She blends just the perfect amount of romance with more story telling. I'm not heavy into romance, but a little splashed into a work dramedy featuring a girl who is just trying to make it without losing her mind and being FUNNY, is just a talent Sophie has. I read this in a day and it was such a bright change from my normal thrillers and horror novels. The perfect palate cleanser. You want something to sit down, make you laugh and just really enjoy because you can absolutely relate to the main character? Grab your copy and have it! Trust me on this one.

Big thanks to The Dial Press, Random House, Sophie Kinsella and NetGalley for this advanced copy in return for my honest review.

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