Sorry Not Sorry by Sophie Ranald
Today I am so happy to be joining the tour for Sorry Not Sorry by Sophie Ranald.
Thank you to Noelle at Bookouture, the author and NetGalley for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.
Is this all there is? I hadn’t had so much as a sniff of a shag for over a year. I scraped the last dregs of Caramel Chew Chew ice cream out of the bottom of the tub with my finger and licked it. It left a sticky smear on my phone’s screen when I typed into Google, “How to find love, sex and happiness.”
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?
Fans of Sophie Kinsella, Mhairi McFarlane and Matt Dunn will love this fabulously feel-good novel that will make you laugh till you cry and leave you living life to the full, margarita in hand!
Charlotte has the job of her dreams but her personal life is a little lacking. Best friend Maddie gets engaged to their housemate Henry and they leave to start planning a wedding. Charlotte is left home alone, working round the clock and no sign of romance whatsoever. So, she starts listening to a podcast called ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ where she is given tasks to complete, which aim to bring out the ‘bad girl’ and find her that perfect man.
I have a vivid imagination (or have just read too many psychological thrillers lately) but I really found myself worrying about Charlotte’s safety. Her first new housemate arrives drunk in the middle of the night and the second one hardly ever leaves his room. Surely the poor girl should have met her new housemates before they moved in? However, the front of the book clearly states ‘The Perfect Laugh-out-Loud Romantic Comedy’ so the new arrival would have to be a very cheerful serial killer!
My OTT worry for Charlotte just shows what a believable and thoroughly likable character she is. There was just the right amount of cringe moments balanced out with some witty one-liners and a good array of background characters.I’m sure anyone going through the dating game will be nodding their head in agreement (and frustration) with some of the relatable moments in this book!
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. Her second, third and fourth novels followed, and The Truth About Gemma Grey was released in summer 2017. Sophie also writes for magazines and online about food, fashion, finance and running. She lives in south-east London with her amazing partner Hopi and Purrs, their adorable little cat.
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