My (not so) Perfect Life - Sophie Kinsella

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Summary (from amazon):
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.
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Edition Read: Local library via Overdrive

Where (else) to buy: kobo*, google play, amazon*, nook*

Thoughts:
Sophie Kinsella is hit or miss for me. I either love it or hate it.

And... I loved this one.

I wasn't sure what I was expecting walking into this one (especially considering the last three I've read), but it had the right balance of lightness and realism. It didn't feel like your average, everyday chick lit. (Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it was unexpected.)

Rest assured, you still get the same silliness with some eccentric characters and alliterative names Kinsella is known for. It's just more subdued.

Verdict:

Kinsella delivers her trademark fluffy, feel-good romp that digs a little deeper and feels fresh.

Quibbles:
I read the US version. They kept a lot of UK slang, but used the US "bangs" for her hair. It just seemed weird to keep most everything else, but somehow we needed "fringe" translated. ??!?
Dear editors ... It's 2017, UK shows are more popular over here than ever! Not to mention a little thing called.... THE INTERNET!! (I literally googled "what is a west country accent" because I wasn't sure what it was.) Please trust us to be smarter than you think.



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