HQ, an imprint of HarperCollins previously sent me Sophia’s debut novel The Plus One (OUT NOW) and recently they sent me a preview arc of her latest What Happens Now (COMING AUGUST 2019).
I have recently been on holiday and relied heavily on my kindle for ARCs, which is where I discovered my love for Sophia’s books.
They make the ultimate perfect holiday reads and they are a must-have in your holiday back/suitcase. Sophia has the ability to create wholesome and relatable characters within her novels and I found myself saying on multiple occasions throughout both – ‘oh wow, yep this is me’, ‘oh god, she is me’, ‘HAHA totally me’.
Both novels see their protagonists in realistic (with an edge), relatable and moving situations, allowing the reader to deeply connect with them while rooting for their success. The supporting characters are also GREAT, a lot of supportive personalities and mysterious guys. What more could you possible want?
I CANNOT wait for Sophia to write more books because I love her writing style, awesome characters and page turning narratives.
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The Plus One
Polly’s not looking for `the one’, just the plus one…
Polly Spencer is fine. She’s single, turning thirty and only managed to have sex twice last year (both times with a Swedish banker called Fred), but seriously, she’s fine. Even if she’s still stuck at Posh! magazine writing about royal babies and the chances of finding a plus one to her best friend’s summer wedding are looking worryingly slim.
But it’s a New Year, a new leaf and all that. Polly’s determined that over the next 365 days she’ll remember to shave her legs, drink less wine and generally get her s**t together. Her latest piece is on the infamous Jasper, Marquess of Milton, undoubtedly neither a plus one nor `the one’. She’s heard the stories, there’s no way she’ll succumb to his charms…
What Happens Now?
What was one normally left with after a first date? A bad case of thrush?’
After eight years together, Lil Bailey thought she’d already found `the one’ – that is, until he dumped her for a blonde twenty-something colleague. So she does what any self-respecting singleton would do: swipes right, puts on her best bra and finds herself on a first date with a handsome mountaineer called Max. What’s the worst that can happen?
Well it’s pretty bad actually. First Max ghosts her and then, after weeing on a stick (but mostly her hands), a few weeks later Lil discovers she’s pregnant. She’s single, thirty-one and living in a thimble-sized flat in London, it’s hardly the happily-ever-after she was looking for.
Lil’s ready to do the baby-thing on her own – it can’t be that hard, right? But she should probably tell Max, if she can track him down. Surely he’s not that Max, the highly eligible, headline-grabbing son of Lord and Lady Rushbrooke, currently trekking up a mountain in South Asia? Oh, maybe he wasn’t ignoring Lil after all…
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