Series: Coco Pinchard #1
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on October 12, 2012
Genres: Chick-Lit, Romance
Also by this author: Coco Pinchard's Big Fat Tipsy Wedding, Coco Pinchard, The Consequences Of Love And Sex, A Very Coco Christmas, Coco Pinchard's Must-Have Toy Story
Coco Pinchard always dreamed of being a successful writer, but then life got in the way. She married young, had a son, and put her dreams on hold. But now she's 40, and her first novel is about to be published! Her husband Daniel has greyed nicely into a silver fox, and her son Rosencrantz is all grown up. Shouldn't it be time to enjoy life?
That is, until the annual family Christmas when her hideous in-laws come to stay, and Coco opens her gift from Daniel. It's not the jewelry she chose, but an iPhone. This marks the start of Daniel's mid-life crisis and Coco catches him in bed with a younger woman.
The iPhone becomes a confessional, and as Coco's life unravels, she documents her seemingly endless (and often entertaining) run of bad luck through emails to loyal friends Christopher, an ageing trustafarian, and Marika, a slightly alcoholic schoolteacher.
Then Coco meets the hunky Adam and she's back in the world of dating as a single 40-something. Listen to the heart warming and often hilarious tale of Coco picking up the pieces, in this fun, feel-good romantic comedy.
Day 1 of 4 for me on the Coco Pinchard tour!!! Eeeek! All through the tour, you can get all 5 of the books for 99p!!!!! And I will be reviewing a different book of the series everyday, so you know me and Coco may just become bezzie mates!
So I have met Coco and well I love her!! Coco’s story is told through her emails, which were hilarious and way too detailed to be sending to her friends! But this just cracked me up. This series has been on my radar for ages, so when I got the chance to read them, I snapped it up!
Why do I love Coco? Well, how can you not? This woman has to put up with a lot of rubbish! Her husband having an affair, blacklisted in the literacy world, Rosencrantz her son and his crisis well all of this just had me smiling like a crazy loon. I would have loved to receive these emails, especially as 2012 that is how me and my friends kept in touch! I would love to have seen the responses from her friends, family and shopkeeper!
Coco always tries to look on the brighter side of life…or at the bottom of a wine bottle. Her escapades reminded me of some of mine, I did love her turning up on her
I love it when a man tries to get into a woman’s head, especially at crazy points, and sometimes there are the epic fails. That could not be further from the truth in this book! Somehow Mr Bryndza has captured all the emotions perfectly, from the insecurities to the drowning of the sorrows to the highs! It is easy to forget that it is written by a man!
There were times my jaw dropped when Coco sent an email to someone she should not have done, to the treatment of her in-laws and to her ex-husband and his behaviour! So many times I was shouting yes (quietly as not to wake everyone!) when Coco stood up for herself and took charge. Let me just say Daniel, the ex, got his just desserts!
I have to say I loved her friends Chris and Marika, always there for her no matter what and Ethel, what can I say about Ethel, well she is just a hoot! She really does not mince her words, some of the best scenes are with her! This is an all-around feel-good book and with a happy heartwarming ending.
There are no dull moments in this book, the ensemble of emails to friends and people just keep it flowing. I really can not wait to get cracking on the next book to see how Coco is doing!
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*Thank you so much to Sarah at Book On The Brightside and the author Robert Bryndza for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review*
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