Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for What Happens Now! I was kindly sent this book by HQ Stories to review for the tour! Check out the rest of the blog tour down below!
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…
Our main character Lil has not long come out of a long-term relationship when her best friend Jess persuades her to download a dating app. She goes on a date with a guy called Max, a professional climber, and it goes really well – up until he ignores her.
What Happens Now is a really cute, funny (in a laugh-out-loud way) and touching story – Max is swoon-worthy, although he definitely had some stupid moments.
It’s light reading, but it’s entertaining and the characters are actually people you could relate to in real life. It’s one of the appealing aspects of the book. Lil is a great narrator, she’s also a very funny and blunt, while her friends also come across as real people.
The relationship between Lil and Jess is a good one, and one of the strengths of the book. The romance is a plot point, rather than the main focus of the book, which makes it all the more enjoyable.
Will be perfect for holiday reading, and I will actually seek out Sophia Money-Coutts’ books in future.
This book is out today! Definitely check it out below!