Paperback: 422 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books (18 June. 2015)
Sarah is doing just fine. Sure she’s been single for the last five years, and has to spend an uncomfortable amount of time around her ex-boyfriend, his perfect new girlfriend and all their mutual friends. And yes, her job as a PA to one of the most disgusting men in London is mind-numbingly tedious and her career is a constant disappointment to her mother. But it’s really okay. She’s happy (ish).
So it’s not surprising that when Sarah starts dreaming about a handsome stranger, she begins to look forward to falling asleep every night. Reality isn’t nearly as exciting. That is until her dream-stranger makes an unexpected real-life appearance, leaving Sarah questioning everything she thought she wanted.
Because no one ever really finds the person of their dreams… do they?
I was going to save this book for my holiday in a few weeks but, sadly, I am one of those people who HAVE to read a book when they get it! Basically, I lack patience!
I have read all of Gi’s previous books, including her short story, and I thought I knew what to expect but this book surprised me. It wasn’t as “fluffy” as the previous books (I don’t mean that in a negative way towards this book or the other books, I like “fluffy”) – it was like Gi had suddenly grown up! Then I remembered, she’s a mum now and was writing during time away from her baby son. I don’t know if this was why the writing style was more mature (more determined?) or if it was because she has developed and honed her skills over the previous books but I liked it. The “sexy bits” actually made me blush – not because I am at all prude but because this was Gi writing this! Gi who is such a sweetheart and loves Disney and cute things! The Gi who makes goofy Vlog videos! Fantastic! I was also shocked that she included swear words – naughty Gi! haha!
Anyway, this book is about a group of friends and their complex lives/relationships – but it focusses on Sarah. I loved the group dynamic – Gi often tweets/blogs about her own friendship groups so I think she nailed the group of friends pretty well from experience.
I would love to know the answers to the following 2 wondering-ments I had while reading:
1. Is Carly based on Jessa from Girls? That’s how I pictured her in my head!
2. Does Brett look anything like the actor Simon Baker? Again, that’s exactly how I pictured him!
Fantastic book – perfect summer read, go buy it!