Book Review - Wilde Like Me by Louise Pentland
You'll never forget the day you meet Robin Wilde!
Genre: Women's Fiction
Publication Date: 29 June 2017
"Robin Wilde is an awesome single mum. She's great at her job. Her best friend Lacey and bonkers Auntie Kath love her and little Lyla Blue to the moon and back. From the outside, everything looks just fine.
But behind the mask she carefully applies every day, things sometimes feel . . . grey. And lonely.
After 4 years (and 2 months and 24 days!) of single-mum-dom, it's time for Robin Wilde to Change. Her. Life!
A little courage, creativity and help from the wonderful women around her go a long way. And Robin is about to embark on quite an adventure . . ."
I was drawn to this book by the intriguing description, just by reading this I found myself wanting to find out which direction Robin's courage would take her. She sounded like such a relatable character and I couldn't wait to find out if that would be the case.
The prologue was smiley and left me with a couple of thoughts - who is this perfect man and can he teach my husband how to do romance 😏.
As the story continued I was introduced to Auntie Kath (a loveable whirlwind of a woman), Robin's daughter Lyla (a fun and intelligent little girl) and Lacey (a super supportive best friend ). Who else would I meet along the way?
I was definitely right about Robin being a relatable character, she had all the normal parenting concerns, many of which I couldn't help but nod my head in agreement at. The emptiness was highlighted and described beautifully, it really touched a part of me that sometimes feels the same way. It's always good to know that you're not the only one feeling a certain way, particularly when it involves your children.
As I progressed further through the book I became more and more inspired by the blossoming character in front of me, I lost count of the number of times I gave Robin an imaginary fist-bump in my mind!
The author's writing style was so natural, it was humorous but also incredibly insightful and it left me wanting more - I really hope to read more from Louise in the future.
Wilde Like Me was a wonderfully honest tale of motherhood in all it's glory with a touch of inspiration thrown in for good measure. An absolute joy to read!
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Award-winning lifestyle and beauty blogger, fashion designer and number one bestselling non-fiction author Louise Pentland is fulfilling a dream and releasing her first ever novel in 2017. A UN Global Ambassador for Gender Equality, Louise was shortlisted for 2016's Glamour Woman of The Year and recently won InStyle 'Best High-Street Fashion YouTuber' and the Shorty Award for 'Best YouTube Guru'. In 2016, she released her second collection for fashion retailer SIMPLY BE (sizes 10-32) and her second LOUISE LIVE UK tour was a sell-out this summer. Her non-fiction book Life With A Sprinkle of Glitter hit the Sunday Times number one bestseller slot in summer 2015.
Louise has 3.7 million YouTube followers, 1.9 million Twitter followers and 2.4 million Instagram followers. Hers is one of the fastest growing international social talent platforms.
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Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book in exchange for my honest opinion.