Who doesn’t enjoy a romcom once in a while? I know I enjoy them inbetween other books. They always bring a good feeling to my month of reading. And if I’ve been reading many historical romances, changing to contemporary world is a breath of fresh air.
Ready for a review? I have a book to introducte you to.
“The Single Mum’s Book Club“, written by Victoria Cooke, is a Contemporary romance / romantic comedy novel, published on 30th April 2021 by HQ Digital.
I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Victoria Cooke and HQ Digital for the eCopy of this book, via NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Three friends, three single mums, one quest to find love…
It’s 8:30am and I’m already utterly exhausted. My son has lost his football boots, my daughter is ready for school dressed only in her vest and knickers, and of course, my 1-year-old has filled his nappy for what feels like the tenth time this morning.
As for my husband? He’s decided marriage doesn’t suit him, and well… buggered off.
All hope of ‘me time’ has but dwindled to sipping half a glass of wine whilst shouting after the kids. But everything is about to change.
I’m taking control of my life! I’ve joined… a book club.
Yes, I know what you’re thinking. ‘Wow… live a little.’ But my fellow book clubbers, Amanda and Janey, are my lifelines. They understand the daily struggle because they’re mothers too.
And in between the prosecco, Doritos and googling everything about Mr Darcy on SparkNotes, they’ve convinced me to go on a date with my boss.
A single mum of three looking for romance… what could possibly go wrong?
A gloriously funny and relatable read for anyone who just needs a little more ‘me time’. Fans of Why Mummy Drinks and Has Anyone Seen my Sex Life? will snort with laughter at this utterly hilarious and heart-warming read.
Purchase Links: Amazon
About the Author
Victoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of a career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she’s not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling. Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she’s always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers’ courses before completing her first novel, ‘The Secret to Falling in Love,’ in 2016.
Her third novel, Who Needs Men Anyway? became a digital bestseller in 2018 and her debut, The Secret for Falling in Love was optioned in 2020.
Social Media Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
RomComs are the genre on reads with snacks and ready to have fun. That’s what I did.
When I read the synopsis of this book, I was excited. A dear friend of mine started a book club, and I’m helping her out at the moment with the organization. She’s a single mom, although her baby girl goes to the dad some days. Anyway, in some ways I could understand the characters’ view of life thanks to that friend.
I’m not a mom, but I can understand having people depending on me, and sometimes needing a ‘me time’. Reading definitely is that time by myself. And the book club is a perfect way to connect with others that love to read and that may be in the same situation as we are.
In that aspect the plot and the characters were realistic. They have struggles, loneliness, friendship, kids… Their lives are filled with ups and downs, like we all experience.
The three friends, Stephanie (our main character, one that I loved), Amanda and Janey, grow such a bound between them, it reminded me of my friends and me. I loved their interactions, I loved how they supported each other… I loved them.
And let’s not forget romance. Of course, the book would have romance.
Edward was adorable. A vet that is also Steph’s boss. He loves animals, he’s kind, he’s not your typical alpha male type of character, and I loved that about him.
The book talks about a lot. From motherhood, to friendship, divorce, falling in love again, dealing with all the obstacles in life, and find compassion and support in one another.
Overall, it was an amazing book with a good balance of emotion and humor.
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