We meet Tansy on New Year’s Eve as she is recovering from a devastating break up from Renzo. Her resolution for the year ahead? To get him back!
Meanwhile Tansy’s career and family life are causing her worry. She enjoys her job but her boss is a nightmare. She is struggling financially as all her friends have way more money than she does and she is trying to keep up. Heartbreakingly, her mum is supporting her dad’s gambling addiction so Tansy feels obliged to send home money to keep the family afloat.
Right from the start, we know that Tansy could do SOOOOO much better than Renzo and are desperate for her to see her own worth rather than chasing after a man who doesn’t deserve her.
The blurb desrives It’s Not You It’s Him as hilarious and whilst I agree that it has a lot of humour, it is so much deeper than that.
Many of us have been through bad break ups and found it difficult to move on and this is really well described by the author. There are also chapters dedicated to her dates with Renzo and I just wanted to scream with frustration at the way she allows herself to be treated.
This is such an emotional book due to the chapters dedicated to her miserable school days. Sophie Ranald accurately and devastatingly evokes those hideous days of feeling excluded and inadequate, as well as the cruelty of teenagers.
Title: It’s Not You It’s Him
Author: Sophie Ranald
Publication Day: 18/06/2019
Apple Books: https://apple.co/2HvX8ct
NewYear’sEve.Themostoverratednight of theyear,right?Ihaveto getthrough a nightof enforcedfun,drinkalltheproseccoandtalkabout new beginnings. But I don’t want new beginnings. I want my old beginning back.
It’sbeentendays,twohoursandforty-threeminutessinceTansygotdumped.Two heartbreakingweekssinceRenzo,whomadeherweakattheknees and dizzy with excitement, found out Tansy’s secret – and ended it on the spot.
Sincethen,she’sspenteveryeveningscrollingthroughtheiroldphotos,drunktextedhim twenty–sixtimes(hestoppedreading after five), and lost count of how many packets of Kleenex she’s cried her way through.
That’swhereOperationGetRenzoBackcomesin.Sheropesinanewwing–woman, maxesouthercreditcardandaccidentally–on-purposebumps into him at every opportunity. Oh, and she finds a fake boyfriend, as you do…
Butwhileshe’sbusypretending,Tansy’splanisthrownamajorcurveball.Shehasto learnthehardwaythatit’s not her, it’s him – and that sometimes, a break-up can end up being the making of you.
Afresh,funnyand fabulousnovelfor anyonewho hasbeendumped,gotapost- break–up haircut,stalkedan exonFacebook,and then realisedtheywereWAY betteroff withoutthem.Fans of Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk and Matt Dunn will love this laugh-out-loud read.
SophieRanaldistheyoungestoffivesisters.ShewasborninZimbabweandlivedin SouthAfricauntilanacutecaseofitchyfeetbroughthertoLondoninhermid–20s. As an editorforacustomerpublishingagency,Sophiedevelopedherfiction–writingskills describingholidaystoplacesshe‘dnevervisited.In2011,shedecidedtodisregardall thegoodadvicegiventoaspiringnovelistsandattempttowritefull–time.Afteronefalse start,ItWouldBeWrongtoStealMySister’sBoyfriend(Wouldn‘tIt?)seemedtowrite itself.Her second,thirdandfourthnovelsfollowed,andTheTruthAboutGemmaGrey wasreleasedinsummer2017.Sophiealsowritesformagazinesandonlineaboutfood, fashion, finance and running. She lives in south-east London with her amazing partner Hopi and Purrs, their adorable little cat.
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