Friday, 27 April 2018

Book Review - Who Needs Men Anyway? by Victoria Cooke

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Title: Who Needs Men Anyway?
Author: Victoria Cooke
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: HQ Digital 
Publication Date: 2nd April 2018
Rating: 4 Stars

Don’t get mad, get even…
Thirty-something Charlotte’s Emsworth’s life is a sickeningly perfect round of charity events, hot yoga, and romantic gestures for sexy lawyer husband James. But, patiently waiting to get pregnant, Charlotte is bored. And when she’s bored, she has a tendency to meddle…

First, it’s her personal trainer Megan’s cheating fiancĂ©, then the gardener Sam’s wife’s ‘late nights at the office’. But soon the meddling, however well-intentioned, lands Charlotte in way over her head, and all the time spent ‘managing’ other people’s lives makes her blind to the cracks appearing in her own…

Getting even is one thing, but what about getting happy?

As this story progressed I grew to love it more and more.  Its not that I disliked the opening chapters more wondering why on earth I was reading about such a kind hearted admittedly but shallow character.  In fact Charlotte at the start of the book reminded me in a way of Cher from Clueless (which I may have rewatched a day or two before I started this so was on my mind!). 

It seemed like everything had to be about Charlotte, even her friends seemed to call her out on her meddling needs. But when Charlotte gets the shock of her life, it is how she reacts to that and how her friends going through similar situations react that really enticed me in properly. 

I loved seeing Charlotte grow  in the way she deals with life into a far more rounded character, and the assorted meddling she was doing was all well meaning, and with some great after effects. 

What one thing is for sure about the strong women in this book is that they are all convinced they would be better off without men in their lives.  

This is a really entertaining story that once I worked out where it was going, I realised I was loving more and more with each page.  Although The Holiday Cruise will remain my favourite of Victoria Cooke's books, this one is still a fabulous story and for non cruise obsessed people will probably be a firm favourite of the authors work. 

Thank you to Netgalley and HQ Digital for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

1 comment:

  1. I was wondering what this book could be about. Thanks for reviewing it.


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