What do you do when the love of your life is already somebody else’s dad…?
Brown-eyed, brunette, 25.
Enjoys walking barefoot across shards of broken home. Likes loaded silences, resentment and insomnia. Dislikes romantic weekends, lie-ins and any chance of future happiness.
Former GSOH. Developing PTSD.
Ella Shawe was undomesticated, unattached and uninhibited.
Until she met Dan.
Sexy, charming and funny, Dan ticked all the right boxes and Ella threw herself head-first into the whirlwind romance.
But now she’s moved into his family home, complete with two demanding children and a hyperactive dog.
Throw in Dan’s impossibly perfect ex-wife, Ella’s interfering sex therapist mother and the snooty and dismissive mother-in-law from Hell, and Ella is almost ready to throw in the towel.
But, ready or not, Ella is part of the family now, and getting it right for Dan’s kids means getting it right for everyone. She just needs to figure out how to include herself in the mix…
Girlfriend, Interrupted will have you laughing-out-loud, gasping in embarrassment and rooting for Ella all the way. This British romantic comedy is packed full of humour and has a delightful contemporary heroine at its heart.
First of all I need to thank Sonya over at A Lover Of Books and Sapere Books as I won an ecopy of this book in a giveaway on Sonya’s blog.
This was such a fun read. I have to say though I had so much empathy for Ella. She really does have to put up with a lot in her personal life as well as her work. Raising your own children can be challenging enough but Dan’s kids make it even harder, well mainly his daughter Grace. If the children arn’t troublesome enough, she also has to deal with an over bearing mother in law. Like I say, I so empathised with her and cringed at plenty of parts as I felt so sorry for poor Ella.
It might sound like some sort of family drama of which it probably is to a certain extent but it is also way much more. It is a fun read with plenty of laugh out loud parts that really entertains the reader. Like the blurb says, you really get behind Ella hoping that she can win Dan’s kids over as well as the mother in law. To find out if she does, well you will have to read it for yourself.
Girlfriend, Interrupted is a fun read that will make you put your own family worries to one side and make you thankful that they could be worse. A real pick me up that is guaranteed to make you smile.
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