Book Review : Just Saying by Sophie Ranald
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Today’s review is for the book Just Saying by Sophie Ranald.
*Disclaimer : I received a copy of this ebook for free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
So, I’m still behind on my Goodreads challenge, but am seeing the light at the end of this reading slump, so I’m hoping to catch up soon. I’ve got lots on my TBR, so fingers crossed.
As always, below you will find the description of the book provided by NetGalley, followed by my personal review and star rating. Thanks for reading! 💛
I almost gave up on love. My ex, who called his private parts ‘Nigel’, was enough to put me off men forever. But then I met Joe.
Alice thought she’d found Mr Right. Her blue-eyed boyfriend Joe gives her butterflies, makes her bacon sandwiches when she’s hungover, and doesn’t have a nickname for any of his body parts.
She should have known it was too good to be true. Because one day, Alice and Joe bump into Zoe. According to him, Zoe’s ‘just an old friend’. But Alice saw the way they froze, and heard the strange note in Joe’s voice when he said her name.
Then, out of the blue, Zoe needs a place to live. And Joe has the bright idea of inviting her, and her fluffy ginger cat Frazzle, to stay with them.
Alice tries her hardest not to feel threatened. But the thing is, Zoe doesn’t survive off microwave meals, or go days without washing her glossy copper-coloured hair, or accidentally get mascara in her contact lenses.
Joe’s ex might be pretty much perfect, but there’s no way that Alice will let Zoe steal him. She’s on a mission to prove that three (four, if you count the cat) is definitely a crowd…
This fabulous, feel-good page-turner is for anyone who has ever got a little too drunk and checked out their partner’s ex! (We’ve all been there…) Fans of romantic comedies by Sophie Kinsella and Lindsey Kelk, and TV shows like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin, will love this utterly relatable read.
My Review :
Alice is almost painfully relatable. She invests her money and time into schooling to become a lawyer, but quickly realizes that it isn’t at all what she wants to do.
Through no fault of her own, she is sexually assaulted by her “boss”, which quickly becomes the catalyst of her decision.
This book follows, Alice, her live-in boyfriend Joe, and their newly acquired roommate Zoe.
We learn that life has a funny way of working itself out, and that more often than not, if we aren’t pouring into our sacred relationships…we will find that someone else may be more than willing. 🥴
Alice is surrounded by a fun series of characters, and almost sets herself up in the most self-destructive way. But she has a good heart, and once she finally digs deep she realizes that although the path she’s on wasn’t the one she planned for…it’s exactly where she needs to be.
I enjoyed reading this book. It would be great for a beach read, or just a rainy day.