Title: My Not So Perfect Life
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Random House
Part love story, part workplace drama, this sharply observed novel is a witty critique of the false judgments we make in a social-media-obsessed world. New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella has written her most timely novel yet.
Everywhere Katie Brenner looks, someone else is living the life she longs for, particularly her boss, Demeter Farlowe. Demeter is brilliant and creative, lives with her perfect family in a posh townhouse, and wears the coolest clothes. Katie’s life, meanwhile, is a daily struggle—from her dismal rental to her oddball flatmates to the tense office politics she’s trying to negotiate. No wonder Katie takes refuge in not-quite-true Instagram posts, especially as she’s desperate to make her dad proud.
Then, just as she’s finding her feet—not to mention a possible new romance—the worst happens. Demeter fires Katie. Shattered but determined to stay positive, Katie retreats to her family’s farm in Somerset to help them set up a vacation business. London has never seemed so far away—until Demeter unexpectedly turns up as a guest. Secrets are spilled and relationships rejiggered, and as the stakes for Katie’s future get higher, she must question her own assumptions about what makes for a truly meaningful life.
Sophie Kinsella is celebrated for her vibrant, relatable characters and her great storytelling gifts. Now she returns with all of the wit, warmth, and wisdom that are the hallmarks of her bestsellers to spin this fresh, modern story about presenting the perfect life when the reality is far from the truth.
Sophie Kinsella has been my favorite author for years. Her standalone books have always been outstanding. I knew I had to read it when I saw she is coming out with a non Shopaholic book.
When I first starting reading My Not So Perfect Life, I thought nooo; is this going to be another book like Can you Keep a Secret?. An office romance with the clueless lowest level employee falling in love with the young, smart and hot boss. However, the story makes a sharp turn, and takes us to the country side to build a new business with her family. This book is more about how Katie (Cat) finds herself and where she belong than romance.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. What I like the most is how all the characters has flaws but still likable, very realistic. I can not wait for Sophie Kinsella next book to come out already.
4.5 out of 5 stars
Received a free e-copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.