This was such a refreshing book to read inbetween all the crime, mystery and suspense books I have been reading lately! I got this book AGES ago on iBooks, as I came across it when it was free. If you haven’t already, you need to sign up to Book Bub – it will notify you when certain genres of books are on sale or free! This isn’t sponsored haha, just a really handy thing to follow!
Today’s book is…
Sorry Not Sorry by Sophie Ranald
“Charlotte has always been a good girl.
She sorts her paper from her plastic. She eats her greens (even Spirulina, whatever that is). Boozy brunches with her best friends on the third Sunday of every month are about as bad as she gets.
But being good is getting boring…
Charlotte’s not just stuck in a rut – she’s buried in it up to her chin. The only company she has in bed is the back catalogue of Netflix and falling in love feels like the stuff of fairy tales. So when she stumbles across a popular podcast, Sorry Not Sorry, which challenges women to embrace their inner bad girl, she jumps at the chance to shake things up.
Old Charlotte would never ask for a stranger’s number, go on a blind date or buy lacy lingerie… But New Charlotte is waving goodbye to her comfort zone (with a side order of margaritas). And it turns out that good things happen to bad girls, as Charlotte finally finds her Mr Right – or so she thinks… Is falling in love too tough a challenge even for Charlotte?”
This was such a fun book to read, especially after all the serious books I’ve been reading lately. I wouldn’t call the podcasts she listened to as ‘bad girl’, more ‘naughty girl’. She didn’t break the law or anything like that.
The book starts off with her bestfriend moving out with her fiance, as they prepare for marriage. Charlotte is really upset about this, and her friend Maddy ensures that nothing is going to change, but it does. They don’t have their brunches anymore, or hardly ever catch up. Though, Maddy chose Charlotte to be her maid of honour… but very quickly changes her mind and gives the role to her fiances sister, who quite frankly is a stuck up, controlling cow. She made Charlotte feel so left out in everything – whenever the girls were hanging out I go angry. It was very irritating to read. Charlotte was nothing but kind, she was very much a liked character by me.
Charlotte was sick of being single, and decides to really get out there. She ends up meeting someone through work and they hit it off…. until she finds out something BIG. I can tell you that the book doesn’t end with her being lonely, but she ends up with someone you would not expect. You’ll find out if you read this one.
I thought this one was fabulous, and I would highly recomend if you’re after a romance, womens fiction or humor book.
About the Author
“Sophie Ranald is the youngest of five sisters. She was born in Zimbabwe and lived in South Africa until an acute case of itchy feet brought her to London in her mid-20s.
As an editor for a customer publishing agency, Sophie developed her fiction-writing skills describing holidays to places she’d never visited. In 2011, she decided to disregard all the good advice given to aspiring novelists and attempt to write full-time. After one false start, It Would Be Wrong to Steal My Sister’s Boyfriend (Wouldn’t It?) seemed to write itself.
Sophie also writes for magazines and online about food, fashion and running. She lives in south-east London with her amazing partner Hopi and Purrs, their adorable little cat.
I rate this one a 9/10 – I really enjoyed it. It was great for a free read.
Thanks for reading my review!