My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella Review

Title: My Not So Perfect Life

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Publisher:  Bantam Press

Format: eBook

Publication Date: February 7, 2017 

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Overdrive

Katie Brenner has the perfect life: a flat in London, a glamorous job, and a super-cool Instagram feed.

Ok, so the real 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 with everything – have such an idyllic life herself? Maybe they have more in common than it seems.

And what’s wrong with not-so-perfect, anyway?

I love Sophie Kinsella’s writing, and this book is laugh out loud funny. There were so many times that I found myself giggling at some of Katie’s antics. Made even more funny because I remember being that broke, and not wanting to admit that chasin gyour dream has caused you to be living far beyond your means. Katie also has the worst boss in the world. Demeter is selfish, and unintentionally cruel which somehow makes it that much worse because she doesn’t care enough to even get the facts straight.

As with everything, Katie has to come crashing back down to reality. She ends up having to move home to help her family with starting up their own glamping business. I think that her dad and stepmom were just adorable and definitely added to the humor of the story. Where things really get interesting though is when her old boss shows up for some high end glamping. This allows a comedy of errors to ensue, some of which are intentional, Katie getting back at Demeter for being such a horrible person. However this leads Katie and Demeter to get to know one another, and when the love interest Alex shows up things get very interesting.

I really loved that while there was a romance in this book, it wasn’t the true focus. There were also themes of women in business, and really how women should be supporting each other instead of constantly trying to tear each other down. It was really interesting to see how Demeter was viewed, when that perception wasn’t real at all. She just happened to be a little awkward. Overall, I’d give 4.5 out of 5 stars.

4.5/5 – Fabulous Read, Recommended

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**


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