My not so Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
Hardcover: 400 pages
Published: February 9, 2017
Publisher: Bantam Press
Katie Brenner has the perfect life: a flat in London, a glamorous job, and a super-cool Instagram feed.
OK, so the truth is that she rents a tiny room with no space for a wardrobe, has a hideous commute to a lowly admin job, and the life she shares on Instagram isn’t really hers.
But one day her dreams are bound to come true, aren’t they?
Until her not-so-perfect life comes crashing down when her mega-successful boss Demeter gives her the sack. All Katie’s hopes are shattered. She has to move home to Somerset, where she helps her dad with his new glamping business.
Then Demeter and her family book in for a holiday, and Katie sees her chance. But should she get revenge on the woman who ruined her dreams - or try to get her job back? Does Demeter – the woman who has everything – actually have such an idyllic life herself? Maybe they have more in common than it seems.
And what’s wrong with not-so-perfect, anyway?
My honest thoughts on this book...
Sophie Kinsella is an author who managed to always reel me in with her trademark style of humorous, stylish and zingy writing. The first time I read a book by Sophie Kinsella I knew I stumbled upon a writing gold mine.
My not so Perfect Life storyline has a very fresh and very up-to-date voice. It touches on subjects that we all hearing about in our daily lives. There is no doubt that Sophie Kinsella moves with times and gains more momentum as she reaches the broad reading audience.
I loved reading Katie's ( Cat's) story and hungrily savour every page of this book. Katie lives her dream or does she? Well, she is in her dream city, working for a fabulous company but everything comes with a very hefty price tag. Although all Katie's friends think she is glamouring it in London our leading lady's lifestyle is somewhat very different to her Instagram filtered one.
So when Katie is unceremoniously dumped by her boss Demeter she moves back to Somerset and her beloved father's farm. Pretending she is on sabbatical leave Katie removes her "Cat" mask and sets up a fabulous glamping business with her quirky father and entrepreneur step-mum.
While Ansters Farm Glamping business is rising rapidly everyday Katie is trying hard to stay optimistic and hopeful to find another job before her beloved father finds out the truth but then Katie's boss turns up and she is bringing a whole lot of trouble with her.
I giggled so much when I read the scenes with Katie's revengeful tactics over her unfair dismissive. There was no doubt that Katie is a smart and very talented woman and she certainly didn't lack any flare even when it came to her crush on her male boss Alex. There was so much sizzling energy and lust when it comes to Alex that Katie is left somehow flummox by some of his decisions.
The supporting cast is equally strong and developed so beautifully that it seems like they are almost real, eagerly jumping out of the pages to remind me how brilliant this story truly is. I especially enjoyed the office gang of Cooper Clemmow.
Happy Reading! xo
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