Book Review - As Good As It Gets? by Fiona Gibson
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Publication Date: 26 February 2015
"“Midlife crisis? WHAT midlife crisis?!”
Charlotte Bristow is worried about her husband Will. With her 16-year-old daughter Rosie newly signed to a top modelling agency, and Will recently out of a job, things are changing in their household.
As Will dusts down his old leather trousers and starts partying with their new, fun neighbours, Charlotte begins to wonder what on earth is going on.
So when Fraser, Charlotte’s ex – and father of Rosie – suddenly arrives back on the scene, she starts to imagine what might have been…"
Oooh this was an easy book to read. I loved the style of writing, the humour and the relatable characters/storyline. For me it quickly became a case of just one more page turning into about fifty more pages!
I was nodding my head in understanding at the many familiar scenes: shopping trips, trying to mother a teenager and even mediating between father and daughter. These were all things that allowed me to easily relate to Charlotte's life.
The modelling side of the storyline was fascinating. I have to admit that I'm a big fan of the Next Top Model TV shows so I've seen that world from the model's perspective but never from the parents point of view. It was a real eye opener.
There were so many laughs, Charlotte was quite a character and often found herself in awkward situations. A salad cream incident had me laughing so much that I choked on my Pepsi Max and I couldn't stop giggling for ages after reading it. N even came in from her bedroom to see what was so funny.
This was such a charming read, it made me laugh yet it also made me think about how easily things can change in a marriage. I'll definitely be reading more from this author.
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Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book in exchange for my honest opinion.