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Author: Sophie Kinsella
Rating: 5 stars
I received this book free in exchange for an honest review. The opinion that it's a 5 star read is purely my own.
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.
I loved this book!
I thought I was reading a story about a girl handling her first job and her evil boss but this story was not what it seemed. What a pleasant surprise! It had great messages about putting yourself in others shoes, not judging, revenge.
Katie was a great character, she made decisions I at times didn't agree with but she was so likable and human. She grew so much throughout the course of the story. Kinsella was successful at making me feel like I grew right along with her. Trying not to spoil, but in my opinion, this book was more about female friendships and how we treat each other in the workplace than a romance. Not that it had no romance. Just it was definitely on the back burner.
This was a feel good book, one I will definitely read again in the future. Highly recommend.