Hello everyone! another month, another book! March was slow again on the reading front, unfortunately, but I did love the book I read! I did struggle slightly as it was a hardback so was a bit bulky to carry around with me but it was good!
Wilde Like Me – Louise Pentland
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Chick-Lit/Contemporary/Romance
Meet Robin Wilde! You’ll make a friend for life and she’ll take you on a journey you’ll never forget …
Single mum Robin Wilde adores her six-year-old daughter and loves her job as a makeup artist’s assistant. She has a wonderful best friend and an auntie who is bonkers, yes, but loves her to the moon and back.
But Robin has a secret. Behind the mask she carefully applies every day, things just feel … grey. And lonely. She struggles to fit in with the school mum crew. Online dating is totally despair-inducing, and she worries every day about raising her little girl with self-confidence, courage and joy
What Robin longs for is someone (over the age of six) to share with – someone who’s always on her team.
After 4 years (2 months, and 15 days!) of single-mum-dom, it’s time for Robin Wilde to Change. Her. Life.
Exciting new opportunities are about to come Robin’s way … Perhaps a man, perhaps the chance of a lifetime …
What will Robin do with the possibilities she creates for herself? And what potential will she unlock if she takes the leap?
Upon finishing this book I kind of wish I’d had left it for a holiday as it would have been the perfect holiday read!
Robin was so easy to relate to, I mean, I’ve had days where everything just feels a bit grey, just like Robin does in the book. The only thing I disliked about the book was how hung up over a man Robin got. She was constantly waiting around for him to call or pay some interest in her and always wanted to turn to Theo when she had a bad day even though he was a toxic human being. I suppose I would have just preferred a little more girl power in this area, it was like Robin felt she needed a man to be able to function at some points. I did also feel that she was a bit selfish at certain points throughout the book, She would always complain that she wanted someone (A.K.A. a man) to share her life with, but I couldn’t help but think, isn’t her daughter enough? Some people can’t have children and would do anything to have a daughter (or a son) to spend time with. I get it would be nice to have a significant other to share your life with but really, be grateful for what you do have instead of pining for what you don’t?
Other than that, I thought it was a really good debut novel! It was so easy to read and there wasn’t any point along the way where I struggled to stay engaged in the story. The characters we are supposed to love were lovable and the ones we are supposed to dislike, I disliked! Very well written and I’m so glad Louise has written a sequel, I can’t wait to read it in the future!