Since Coco Pinchard found first husband Daniel in bed with another woman, she hasn’t just picked up the pieces: she’s now a best-selling author married to her hunky soul-mate Adam. She feels stronger and wiser and surely the second time round she’ll have learnt from her mistakes?
But things aren’t going quite according to plan… Adam has lost his job, Coco’s grown-up son Rosencrantz seems to have derailed his life in spectacular fashion, and ex-mother-in-law Ethel keeps letting herself into the house thanks to an endless supply of spare keys. When literary agent Angie takes on Coco’s arch rival, the indomitable Regina Battenberg, it looks as though things can’t get any worse. And then Coco discovers she’s pregnant; at 44.
Can she really go through it all again? Sleepless nights, stretch marks on top of stretch marks, and poo as a normal topic of conversation?
The third book in Robert Bryndza’s bestselling Coco Pinchard series (which can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone story) is a hilarious diary with Coco’s trademark wit and honesty, tracing the raging hormones and extraordinary twists that take her to motherhood for the second time.
I am a huge fan of the Coco Pinchard series so was very much looking forward to reading the next in the series.
Even though I am slightly younger than Coco, it very much feels like she has grown up in this novel. The fact that she is pregnant with her second child is probably something to do with it. The whole story actually made me feel like a mother sending her child out into the world, it certainly felt more emotional than the others.
The author yet again delivers a novel packed full on fun and laughter. I especially liked how the author makes light of being a writer. Obviously a lot of sweat and tears goes into writing a novel and then when it is published there’s that fear of rejection from readers. I actually felt quite bad at laughing at some of Coco’s misfortunes in her aim to become a best selling author. It certainly was fun taking the more light heart-ed route even though you could fully see the emotions that a real life author would go through.
Being pregnant makes Coco re evaluate where she is. Being an older mum to be is not easy and then having her twenty three year old son go off the rails really takes it’s toll on Coco. Even though she has the hunk of a husband Adam, with his new job working in a bar, he isn’t around as much as she would like him to be which causes added tension. One thing that Coco does have though is the most annoying yet lovable ex mother in law, as well as some really great friends.
The Consequences of Love and Sex is exactly that. It is very much a light heart-ed look at different types of relationships as well as an unexpected pregnancy. Due to the nature of some of the threads involved in the novel it had me feeling a lot more emotional than I had expected. At one point I was nearly in floods of tears only for the author to put in a quick twist that had me wanting to hug and kiss him as I knew he couldn’t be that cruel to his fans, though the hug and kiss would be after slapping him first!
An absolutely fabulous read that I can’t recommend highly enough.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
The Consequences of Love and Sex is available to purchase from Amazon.