Sorry Not Sorry
Is this all there is? I hadn’t had so much as a sniff of a shag for over a year. I scraped the last dregs of Caramel Chew Chew ice cream out of the bottom of the tub with my finger and licked it. It left a sticky smear on my phone’s screen when I typed into Google, “How to find love, sex and happiness.” Charlotte has always been a good girl. She sorts her paper from her plastic. She eats her greens (even Spirulina, whatever that is). Boozy brunches with her best friends on the third Sunday of every month are about as bad as she gets. But being good is getting boring… Charlotte’s not just stuck in a rut – she’s buried in it up to her chin. The only company she has in bed is the back catalogue of Netflix and falling in love feels like the stuff of fairy tales. So when she stumbles across a popular podcast, Sorry Not Sorry, which challenges women to embrace their inner bad girl, she jumps at the chance to shake things up. Old Charlotte would never ask for a stranger’s number, go on a blind date or buy lacy lingerie… But New Charlotte is waving goodbye to her comfort zone (with a side order of margaritas). And it turns out that good things happen to bad girls, as Charlotte finally finds her Mr Right – or so she thinks… Is falling in love too tough a challenge even for Charlotte? Fans of Sophie Kinsella, Mhairi McFarlane and Matt Dunn will love this fabulously feel-good novel that will make you laugh till you cry and leave you living life to the full, margarita in hand!

Sorry Not Sorry Details

TitleSorry Not Sorry
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 13th, 2019
PublisherBookouture
Rating
GenreRomance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Humor, Fiction

Sorry Not Sorry Review

  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    Sorry Not Sorry by Sophie Ranald is another contemporary romance novel that promises readers to be full of laugh out loud moments. Again, though I wonder if my sense of humor is way off of everyone else of not when only getting a chuckle here or there and no real hysterical moments unfortunately.In this story Charlotte finds herself questioning just where she is in here life when her two longtime roommates and best friends are packing up and moving on to marriage and a life together after fallin Sorry Not Sorry by Sophie Ranald is another contemporary romance novel that promises readers to be full of laugh out loud moments. Again, though I wonder if my sense of humor is way off of everyone else of not when only getting a chuckle here or there and no real hysterical moments unfortunately.In this story Charlotte finds herself questioning just where she is in here life when her two longtime roommates and best friends are packing up and moving on to marriage and a life together after falling in love. Charlotte has her job, and netflix if that will count as a companion but not much else to show as the others move on.Stumbling across a romance podcast called Sorry, Not Sorry Charlotte vows to begin putting herself out there and trying to meet someone. With each challenge that Charlotte masters though it seems things in the rest of her life get a bit more out of control and the dating world is still a scary place.I do believe my biggest drawback with Sorry Not Sorry seemed to be it just seemed to have one angsty moment after another with each turn of the page. I suppose laughter is the best medicine when times are tough but man Charlotte just couldn’t win and somehow that translated to me a few jokes that worked here or there but more feeling sorry for her the rest. It’s not a bad story just not the hysterical one I had hoped for, to me anyway.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.For more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.com/
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  • Whispering Stories
    January 1, 1970
    Book Reviewed on www.whisperingstories.comWhen Charlotte’s best friend and roommate Maddy moves out to live with her boyfriend, Charlotte starts to question her life. She has been single for quite some time and can’t seem to get herself a date for the night never mind a long term partner.Desperate for answers she turns to Google which brings up a blog site about dating. The site might be old but the info still has to be relevant, doesn’t it? Via a series of Podcasts called Sorry, Not Sorry all a Book Reviewed on www.whisperingstories.comWhen Charlotte’s best friend and roommate Maddy moves out to live with her boyfriend, Charlotte starts to question her life. She has been single for quite some time and can’t seem to get herself a date for the night never mind a long term partner.Desperate for answers she turns to Google which brings up a blog site about dating. The site might be old but the info still has to be relevant, doesn’t it? Via a series of Podcasts called Sorry, Not Sorry all about living your life to the full and enjoying yourself, Charlotte delves into a world she has never stepped foot in before, but will it lead to true love?Sorry Not Sorry is an amusing tale of one woman willing to try anything to make her love life better. Her best friend is getting married, as well as leaving her in the lurch as all three of them were roomies – Charlotte, Best friend Maddy and her boyfriend Henry, and now Maddy and Henry have moved out to live together – How dare they!!We get to follow Charlotte as she goes through a list of challenges that are supposed to improve her life which will in turn bag her a man of her dreams, though it’s not plain sailing.The book made me giggle in parts but I found the pacing at the beginning a little slow and took a while to warm to the characters, including the new roommates. From about half-way, the book came alive and I raced to the finish line.If you are looking for a quick, easy read that will put a smile on your face, this is the book for you
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  • Finitha Jose
    January 1, 1970
    I don't know how much my review will do justice to this book with my sleep induced brain, but my excited heart won't allow me to rest until I have posted this. Have you ever felt that particular urge to share your excitement just after reading an amazing novel? Ever experienced that bubbling happiness that won't be subdued unless you narrate the story to at least one person? If yes, then you know what I am going through now. Yup! I have found this wonderful chick lit (quite accidentally, in fact I don't know how much my review will do justice to this book with my sleep induced brain, but my excited heart won't allow me to rest until I have posted this. Have you ever felt that particular urge to share your excitement just after reading an amazing novel? Ever experienced that bubbling happiness that won't be subdued unless you narrate the story to at least one person? If yes, then you know what I am going through now. Yup! I have found this wonderful chick lit (quite accidentally, in fact) and there is only one thing I can shout at you: READ IT! Well, since it is made quite clear how much I enjoyed reading it, let's go to the question of why. I am an avid Sophie Kinsella fan and anything of her style is always a bliss. They are not joking in the blurb about this being suitable for Kinsella fans -- the novel is a clever combination of humour, mystery and romance typical of the chick lit and it will keep you on your toes till the very end. (Even now I am tapping my feet on the floor 😇 ) Charlotte is a heroine that is close to my heart and reading her story, thanks to the exemplary narrative skills of the author, was like being a part of her life. Boyfriend trouble, bridesmaid crisis and stifling but enjoyable work life . . . that pretty much surmises the plot we will go through. Even paced, with bits of mystery and conflicts strewed in between, the novel makes an excellent light read that is hard to put down. It cost me a night's sleep, but that was so worth it. Happy reading everyone!
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  • Elle's Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    Release Date: February 13, 2019 Genre: Chick Lit Actual Rating: 4.5 starsSorry Not Sorry is a cute and endearing read that any woman can relate to! I devoured this book in one sitting and felt very connected to Charlotte (which is a must have for me). I hope the author continues writing books like this in the future because I will be one of the first people to buy it! I loved this to pieces.In this novel, readers will meet Charlotte. Charlotte has come to a crossroads of sorts in her life as Release Date: February 13, 2019 Genre: Chick Lit Actual Rating: 4.5 starsSorry Not Sorry is a cute and endearing read that any woman can relate to! I devoured this book in one sitting and felt very connected to Charlotte (which is a must have for me). I hope the author continues writing books like this in the future because I will be one of the first people to buy it! I loved this to pieces.In this novel, readers will meet Charlotte. Charlotte has come to a crossroads of sorts in her life as things are beginning to change- just not her. Her best friend and roommate just left and bought a house together and she is still as single as one can be. But when she stumbles upon a podcast that is meant to empower woman and get them to reveal their more daring side, her life begins to change. And maybe, just maybe, these changes will bring her love... Join Charlotte on her journey as she begins to grow within the novel. You will wan to embrace your inner bad-ass just as she goes and will have a good chuckle along the way.
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  • Obsidian
    January 1, 1970
    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review.So this was actually really good. I laughed, cried, and laughed some more. The character of Charlotte was written well and so were all of the secondary characters. I really liked the overall plot of Charlotte trying to do more with her life and meet someone and the subplots of her changing relationship with Maddy, and her two new roommates, Tansy and Adam. I am wondering if Ranald has plans to write a se Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review.So this was actually really good. I laughed, cried, and laughed some more. The character of Charlotte was written well and so were all of the secondary characters. I really liked the overall plot of Charlotte trying to do more with her life and meet someone and the subplots of her changing relationship with Maddy, and her two new roommates, Tansy and Adam. I am wondering if Ranald has plans to write a sequel to this and I hope so. I need to find out what happens with Tansy!Sorry, Not Sorry follows 20 something Charlotte who is left reeling slightly after her best friend and roommate Maddy moves out to set up house with her fiancee. Charlotte is going to have to deal with two new roomies too since Maddy's fiancee was their other roommate. Realizing that she doesn't do much besides work and come home, Charlotte starts listening to a podcast called, Sorry, Not Sorry, that has her trying to change up her life and find someone.Charlotte is a really good character. It's been a while since I have read a romance book that didn't make me hard sigh at the main character. You want to root for people that you are reading about and I rooted for Charlotte. She's hilarious and topical (her horror at being told she resembles Ivanka Trump made me howl) and she really wants to be there for her friends, but has to work. I sympathize. And I felt her pain when she realized she is being pushed out of her friend's life since's she's single. I think the best part is reading her and her romantic up and downs as well as her growing friendship with her new roommate Tansy. And I love that the author explains why Charlotte is feeling a bit crushed due to not being close with her mother and having no siblings. Charlotte following along with the podcast advice cracked me up (trying to exercise, meet someone via a friend group, etc. all were a bit of a mess). I do laugh though that most of my podcasts are true crime or entertainment. And, I have to say, that Charlotte takes responsibility for things and doesn't try to dodge anything which was refreshing. The secondary characters like Tansy, Xander, etc. were written really good. We get to hear more about Maddy than see her, but it's understandable since they have grown apart. So you are probably going what the heck? You gave this four stars though?! Why? Well, the Adam subplot. That was a big fat no for me. And I hated how it ended. I won't spoil in the review, but would love to hear other readers comments about that when they finish this book. I just ended up feeling ticked off because it just gives the wrong message in my point of view. I thought the writing was very good and I liked how each chapter had some of the podcast excerpts up front. As a podcast listener I like how Ranald tapped into something that I don't think I have seen in many contemporary romances these days. She brings in technology and how that shapes how people date now. Charlotte mentions Tinder and Instagram and even how the friends have a Slack Channel. I feel woefully out of touch!The flow was pretty good. I think the only time it got a bit off was towards the end. Bagieu jumps through a lot of things to bring everyone up to the present. The ending was good I thought (we jump three months later) and I have some quibbles with Charlotte and her proposed plans (can't get into without spoiling). This is why I hope there's a sequel. I have to know how things work out.
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  • Lisa Leone-campbell
    January 1, 1970
    Sorry Not Sorry by Sophie Ranald is a hysterical romp through life while dating and all its hits and misses (or messes) which comes with it. It's about losing a best friend to marriage and working endless hours at a job that you feel unappreciated. In other words...life!Charlotte is tired of being alone and single. With her best friend moving out to get married and having to adjust to new housemates, she's feeling pretty low. Until she comes across a podcast called "Sorry Not Sorry" which challe Sorry Not Sorry by Sophie Ranald is a hysterical romp through life while dating and all its hits and misses (or messes) which comes with it. It's about losing a best friend to marriage and working endless hours at a job that you feel unappreciated. In other words...life!Charlotte is tired of being alone and single. With her best friend moving out to get married and having to adjust to new housemates, she's feeling pretty low. Until she comes across a podcast called "Sorry Not Sorry" which challenges single women in each podcast to one exercise in order to improve their love lives. She begins taking the challenges from the mysterious woman who dishes out the advice while telling listeners her own dating mishaps. Charlotte begins to gain a sort of confidence by trying the advice.During this same time she is faced with losing her best friend due to reasons she does not quite understand and helping her new roommate Tansy navigate a relationship while knowing she is keeping some sort of a secret about her past, all the while desperately trying to keep her job by working long hours and never saying no.This story is very relatable to anyone who has had to juggle the trials of working, dating and maintaining friendships. It is an uplifting funny story which will make you both cringe yet empathize with Charlotte's choices.I cannot wait for the sequel!Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture for the advanced copy. The book will be out on February 13.
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  • Rachel Gilbey
    January 1, 1970
    After a bit of a slow start, where I was struggling to work out who worked where, and what all the characters connections were - admittedly I was very tired when I read the first half of the book, which possibly affected my initial enjoyment - I'm glad I continued as I thoroughly enjoyed the second half of the book. What really intrigued me initially and kept me reading was the pod cast series that Charlotte was following called Sorry Not Sorry, all about getting in touch with your inner bad gir After a bit of a slow start, where I was struggling to work out who worked where, and what all the characters connections were - admittedly I was very tired when I read the first half of the book, which possibly affected my initial enjoyment - I'm glad I continued as I thoroughly enjoyed the second half of the book. What really intrigued me initially and kept me reading was the pod cast series that Charlotte was following called Sorry Not Sorry, all about getting in touch with your inner bad girl. I loved all the various challenges that were set and how Charlotte tried to embrace them. There were a couple of men in the book and I always had a weird inkling who she may end up with. I really enjoyed the hot and steamy times she had with Miles, the office architect, although whether I ever trusted him would be another matter. Getting to know Tansy, Charlottes new flat mate was enjoyable, and I was interested in what she was clearly hiding. And when the secret was revealed it made me think too. After around 50% was when I became properly engaged with the story, and found it was coming together in my mind more. I found I was really caring about the characters, and was interested to see how various situations would resolve themselves. There are even a good selection of people to hate if you are that way incline, and Charlotte's job exhausted me just thinking about it. An enjoyable book, and the hint in the notes at the back that we may get more books featuring Tansy and Adam, Charlotte's other flatmates is rather intriguing, and I really hope we do as I'd love to get to know Tansy even more. Thank you to Netgalley and Bookouture for this copy which i have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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  • Yvonne (It's All About Books)
    January 1, 1970
    I know, I know, contemporary romance isn't really my thing, but I like to step out of my comfort zone every once in a while and there was just something about this title that made me want to read it. It sounds like the perfect and fun summer or beach read... And I still believe it fits that title perfectly. You see, I think the problem here was mostly me, and not Sorry Not Sorry. There were things I liked about the story, and the humor is definitely more than present. I was able to click with th I know, I know, contemporary romance isn't really my thing, but I like to step out of my comfort zone every once in a while and there was just something about this title that made me want to read it. It sounds like the perfect and fun summer or beach read... And I still believe it fits that title perfectly. You see, I think the problem here was mostly me, and not Sorry Not Sorry. There were things I liked about the story, and the humor is definitely more than present. I was able to click with the funny moments, and I like the sharp, quirky and entertaining writing style in general. It sure is a superfast read as well! But I wasn't prepared for the many so-called 'sexy' scenes, which are quite a turn off for me. I also don't like seeing tropes as cheating and a love triangle in a story... (There are others as well, but I can't mention those due to possible spoilers.) This overdose of romance cliches in general was just way too much for me. I also didn't really like at all the bitchiness of some of the characters or the way some of them behaved in general... Also, Charlotte herself could get quite annoying at points. I do believe that contemporary romance fans who love a good dose of humor in their stories will have a blast with Sorry Not Sorry though.As the cover already suggests, Sorry Not Sorry is a fun, quirky and entertaining read and perfect for those hot summer days while sipping on a cocktail (or juice if you don't drink alcohol). The writing style is engaging and the humor was actually one of the things I really liked in Sorry Not Sorry. Then again, I like my humor a bit sarcastic and spicy. There were other things I didn't like in Sorry Not Sorry, but I have the feeling that is mostly my own fault and not the story itself. Fans of the genre will have a great time with this one!
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  • ❤Bibi's Book Blog❤
    January 1, 1970
    ***Disclaimer: I was lucky enough to receive a free copy of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest review. However, please note that all opinions and views are my own.***Actual rating: 3.5! I am seriously beginning to wonder, if there's something wrong with my sense of humour. Maybe it's went on holiday without giving my brain notice? Maybe it's just not getting the sophisticated and sublime jokes, that must be somewhere within the pages of this book. All I know is, that this boo ***Disclaimer: I was lucky enough to receive a free copy of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest review. However, please note that all opinions and views are my own.***Actual rating: 3.5! I am seriously beginning to wonder, if there's something wrong with my sense of humour. Maybe it's went on holiday without giving my brain notice? Maybe it's just not getting the sophisticated and sublime jokes, that must be somewhere within the pages of this book. All I know is, that this book that promised me laughter, provided absolutely none. Did I smile from time to time? I am sure I did! But nothing stands out as being hilarious, funny or even somewhat humorous. As I got nearer to the end of the book, I found myself wishing I had a cheat sheet to tell me exactly where the fun was meant to be found. Because all in all, the book is about some seriously shitty friends, self-growth, living life to its fullest, and learning to deal with whatever life and bad decisions throws at you. Don't get me wrong, I did actually really like the book, but not for the reasons I was promised in the blurb!When Charlotte's best friend (Maddy) and roomate (her BFF's fiance) moves out of their house share, to start their happily ever after, Charlotte feels like she's left alone. On the outside she has a view to the perfect life her best friends are living, and suddenly she couldn't feel more alone. After realising how mundane and boring her life has become, she decides it's time to make some changes. Through listening to Sorry Not Sorry - a podcast that challenges you to take charge of your dating life - Charlotte finds the courage to change things. While trying to find her inner adventurist Charlotte also has to deal with her 2 new roommates. The stunningly beautiful and outgoing Tansa, who will do just about anything for her family. And the somewhat hostile and lonesome Adam. When Charlotte through her job finds a man that's not only handsome, but also makes her feel extremely sexy and wanted, it seems she's finally taken control of her dating life. Things seems to finally be going her way. Except for the fact that ever since Maddy and her fiance moved out, Charlotte and Maddy have grown more and more distant. At times Charlotte is struggling to find out exactly why her best friend isn't including her in wedding plans, at other times it seems like she doesn't care that much. Don't get me wrong, she is doing anything she can when she's actually thinking about it. But with all the other changes in her life, it doesn't really seem to be all that much. It doesn't help that Bianca, the bitch and Maddy's future sister-in-law, aims all her verbal bullets at Charlotte, talks smack about her, makes fun at her expense and literally pushes out of all their plans. When the time comes for the hen do in Lisbon, all except Charlotte turns up to the airport in a shared limousine. And as the only one not upgraded to business class, Charlotte is left alone on the flight. But when the entire hen party leaves Charlotte on her own and don't answer any calls or texts, she decides to leave well enough alone.Charlotte is quite the character. I think she represents most women, at one point or another in their lives. She's struggling between doing what's right and what she wants to do. And the fact that she isn't perfect, makes her even more likeable. Along with all the other characters in the book, she feels very real. So why am I only giving this book 3.5 stars? Because of the ending! I don't want to go to much into details, as I want to avoid spoilers. But the entire thing seems very rushed and sloppy. Yes, Charlotte gets her happy ever after. Huzzah. But the ending is so far from satisfying for the other characters, it kind of feels like they're just there because they had to be. Kind of like me trying to do any math; I can follow the formula, but I won't really know why certain things needs to be done. One of the examples is the dispute between Maddy, her friends and Charlotte. This entire thing was part of the plot for like 95% of the book, and yet it's all solved in one setting. Maddy and Charlotte meet up for cocktails and book, no problem at all. I'm not one for unnecessary drama in my books. But this situation actually needed some drama, or at the very least a proper argument. When it comes to Charlottes new roommates, their ending also left a lot to be desired. Between Adam's unrealistic and ridiculous ending, and Tansa's underwhelming and sad one, I'm just left wanting for more. If this had been part of a series, I would have rated it 4.5. But as far as I know this is a standalone, which is why my rating is 3.5. Have you read any books by the author? How do you feel about characters who takes themselves too seriously? Let’s talk in the comments! Follow me:Twitter 🌺 Blog 🌺 Pinterest
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  • Els
    January 1, 1970
    My first book by this author and I was utterly pleased. It’s a chicklit but not the dime a dozen one. Don’t get me wrong. I am a fan of the ‘normal’ kind, but it’s an treat when the author adds a little touch of something else like a bit of suspense. This is what happend here and it gives the story some extra pizzazz.This book is about bringing the bad girl out in you and not feeling sorry about it. Honestly, why should you? There is nothing wrong with taking some steps to make you feel on top o My first book by this author and I was utterly pleased. It’s a chicklit but not the dime a dozen one. Don’t get me wrong. I am a fan of the ‘normal’ kind, but it’s an treat when the author adds a little touch of something else like a bit of suspense. This is what happend here and it gives the story some extra pizzazz.This book is about bringing the bad girl out in you and not feeling sorry about it. Honestly, why should you? There is nothing wrong with taking some steps to make you feel on top of the world as long as you don’t hurt other people.This is what Charlotte is embracing with open arms and good for her! Go, girl!A very entertaining story about looking at yourself from a different point of view, making changes and coming out on top, about old friends and new ones, about love and romance.There is some humour in it and some ‘yes, why not indeed?’ comments popped up in my mind.I hope there is a sequel in the making, pretty please? I have no problem in putting this one on my read-it-and-loved-it pile. 5 stars.Thank you, Sophie Ranald, Bookouture and Netgalley.Book received courtesey of publisher/author.https://bforbookreview.wordpress.com
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  • Nadine
    January 1, 1970
    Shake things up!Charlotte’s best friend is moving out, and now the house feels empty. And so does her life. She’s in a rut. So, when she finds this series of podcasts named ‘Sorry Not Sorry’, she is determined to get more out of life. What I really liked about Charlotte is that she could be any one of us. She wasn’t this super-thin super-unreal super-woman, but just a relatable person with recognizable problems. It was never TOO bad, which was how I liked it. Just a broadening of her horizon. Sp Shake things up!Charlotte’s best friend is moving out, and now the house feels empty. And so does her life. She’s in a rut. So, when she finds this series of podcasts named ‘Sorry Not Sorry’, she is determined to get more out of life. What I really liked about Charlotte is that she could be any one of us. She wasn’t this super-thin super-unreal super-woman, but just a relatable person with recognizable problems. It was never TOO bad, which was how I liked it. Just a broadening of her horizon. Spreading her wings. Pushing her boundaries. Flirting. Not saying no to everything. Small steps. And that started out with innocent things like calling a guy after asking his phone number. Later on, it gets a bit less innocent…It says laugh-out-loud and yes, it was filled with humour, but no, I never laughed out loud. But I really enjoyed it. It was entertaining, easy-to-read, with a good flow, and I loved it! And it was surprising! Romantic comedies can be predictable, but this one definitely wasn’t! Heat level 4 quite steamyBTW I loved the little references to Gemma from ‘The Truth About Gemma Grey’.
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  • kellie
    January 1, 1970
    A light hearted enjoyable read. Charlotte best friend moves out to live with her boyfriend and Charlotte starts to feel a little lost in the dating world. She starts to listing to a podcast that opens her up to be a little more daring in life. She a likeable character with realistic needs and feelings. while I didn't really laugh out loud and felt the book could of been a little shorter I still enjoyed it.
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  • Yvonne (It's All About Books)
    January 1, 1970
    Finished reading: December 19th 2018 "Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere - including heaven." *** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Bookouture in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! *** (view spoiler)[I know, I know, contemporary romance isn't really my thing, but I like to step out of my comfort zone every once in a while and there was just something about this title that made me want to read it. It sounds like the perfect and fun summer or be Finished reading: December 19th 2018 "Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere - including heaven." *** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Bookouture in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! *** (view spoiler)[I know, I know, contemporary romance isn't really my thing, but I like to step out of my comfort zone every once in a while and there was just something about this title that made me want to read it. It sounds like the perfect and fun summer or beach read... And I still believe it fits that title perfectly. You see, I think the problem here was mostly me, and not Sorry Not Sorry. There were things I liked about the story, and the humor is definitely more than present. I was able to click with the funny moments, and I like the sharp, quirky and entertaining writing style in general. It sure is a superfast read as well! But I wasn't prepared for the many so-called 'sexy' scenes, which are quite a turn off for me. I also don't like seeing tropes as cheating and a love triangle in a story... (There are others as well, but I can't mention those due to possible spoilers.) This overdose of romance cliches in general was just way too much for me. I also didn't really like at all the bitchiness of some of the characters or the way some of them behaved in general... Also, Charlotte herself could get quite annoying at points. I do believe that contemporary romance fans who love a good dose of humor in their stories will have a blast with Sorry Not Sorry though.Charlotte has always made the sensible decisions, being the essentially good girl. But she is tired of her in her eyes boring life, looking for a way to spice up her life and find a new man in her life. A popular podcast, Sorry Not Sorry, seems to be the solution. A popcast challenging its listeners to embrace their inner bad girl by proposing a series of challenges. The New Charlotte is ready to wave goodbye to her comfort zone and embrace her inner bad girl; but will these challenges actually help her change around her life?As the cover already suggests, Sorry Not Sorry is a fun, quirky and entertaining read and perfect for those hot summer days while sipping on a cocktail (or juice if you don't drink alcohol). The writing style is engaging and the humor was actually one of the things I really liked in Sorry Not Sorry. Then again, I like my humor a bit sarcastic and spicy. There were other things I didn't like in Sorry Not Sorry, but I have the feeling that is mostly my own fault and not the story itself. Fans of the genre will have a great time with this one! (hide spoiler)] P.S. Find more of my reviews here.
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  • Lisa Leone-campbell
    January 1, 1970
    Sorry Not Sorry by Sophie Ranald is a hysterical romp through life while dating and all its hits and misses (or messes) which comes with it. It's about losing a best friend to marriage and working endless hours at a job that you feel unappreciated. In other words...life!Charlotte is tired of being alone and single. With her best friend moving out to get married and having to adjust to new housemates, she's feeling pretty low. Until she comes across a podcast called "Sorry Not Sorry" which challe Sorry Not Sorry by Sophie Ranald is a hysterical romp through life while dating and all its hits and misses (or messes) which comes with it. It's about losing a best friend to marriage and working endless hours at a job that you feel unappreciated. In other words...life!Charlotte is tired of being alone and single. With her best friend moving out to get married and having to adjust to new housemates, she's feeling pretty low. Until she comes across a podcast called "Sorry Not Sorry" which challenges single women in each podcast to one exercise in order to improve their love lives. She begins taking the challenges from the mysterious woman who dishes out the advice while telling listeners her own dating mishaps. Charlotte begins to gain a sort of confidence by trying the advice.During this same time she is faced with losing her best friend due to reasons she does not quite understand and helping her new roommate Tansy navigate a relationship while knowing she is keeping some sort of a secret about her past, all the while desperately trying to keep her job by working long hours and never saying no.This story is very relatable to anyone who has had to juggle the trials of working, dating and maintaining friendships. It is an uplifting funny story which will make you both cringe yet empathize with Charlotte's choices.I cannot wait for the sequel!Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture for the advanced copy. The book will be out on February 13. @NetGalley @Bookouture.
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  • Janet
    January 1, 1970
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.Is this all there is? I hadn’t had so much as a sniff of a shag for over a year. I scraped the last dregs of Caramel Chew Chew ice cream out of the bottom of the tub with my finger and licked it. It left a sticky smear on my phone’s screen when I typed into Google, “How to find love, sex and I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.Is this all there is? I hadn’t had so much as a sniff of a shag for over a year. I scraped the last dregs of Caramel Chew Chew ice cream out of the bottom of the tub with my finger and licked it. It left a sticky smear on my phone’s screen when I typed into Google, “How to find love, sex and happiness.”Charlotte has always been a good girl.She sorts her paper from her plastic. She eats her greens (even Spirulina, whatever that is). Boozy brunches with her best friends on the third Sunday of every month are about as bad as she gets.But being good is getting boring…Charlotte’s not just stuck in a rut – she’s buried in it up to her chin. The only company she has in bed is the back catalogue of Netflix and falling in love feels like the stuff of fairy tales. So when she stumbles across a popular podcast, Sorry Not Sorry, which challenges women to embrace their inner bad girl, she jumps at the chance to shake things up.Old Charlotte would never ask for a stranger’s number, go on a blind date or buy lacy lingerie… But New Charlotte is waving goodbye to her comfort zone (with a side order of margaritas). And it turns out that good things happen to bad girls, as Charlotte finally finds her Mr Right – or so she thinks… Is falling in love too tough a challenge even for Charlotte?Fans of Sophie Kinsella, Mhairi McFarlane and Matt Dunn will love this fabulously feel-good novel that will make you laugh till you cry and leave you living life to the full, margarita in hand!I find that sometimes you just need a book that is the equivalent of a fluffer-nutter sandwich: this as just as yummy. I found it well written and totally enjoyable and this was a wonderful chick-lit book! I have never raid any Sophie Ranald books but I am now going to be working my way through them ... with the suggested margarita in hand, of course!
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  • LJ (On The Shelf Reviews)
    January 1, 1970
    Charlotte is feeling lost. Her best friend Maddy is moving out, getting married leaving her to cope with new flat mates and the fact she’s been single for a long time. One night she discovers a podcast Sorry Not Sorry which claims if you follow her tips and release your inner bad girl, you just might meet the man of your dreams…Sorry Not Sorry is about when you’re stuck in a rut, take your life back and living it to the fullest, you never know what might happen!It’s quite a quick and easy read w Charlotte is feeling lost. Her best friend Maddy is moving out, getting married leaving her to cope with new flat mates and the fact she’s been single for a long time. One night she discovers a podcast Sorry Not Sorry which claims if you follow her tips and release your inner bad girl, you just might meet the man of your dreams…Sorry Not Sorry is about when you’re stuck in a rut, take your life back and living it to the fullest, you never know what might happen!It’s quite a quick and easy read with well rounded yet flawed characters and a good dose of drama.I felt very sorry for Charlotte throughout the book. Trying to keep on top of her demanding job, help organise her friend’s wedding with constant put downs from Maddy’s sister in law to be, and biggest bitch in the world, Bianca and find the man of her dreams. Phew, it’s a bit of a whirlwind for her!I have to be honest I didn’t quite laugh out loud at this, don’t get me wrong there were a few amusing scenes but I felt it was a little more serious than I would have liked. Also it took me a while to really connect with Charlotte because she is just so different from me but of course that’s just my opinion.Overall Sorry Not Sorry is a fun, flirty read with plenty of mayhem, drama and some steamy moments too!
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  • Diah R
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my! Sorry Not Sorry offered that chicklit spark that had gone in my life!The book opens strong, delightfully so with how Charlotte dealt with her new life: without her best friend Maddy, welcoming two new housemates (one a very attractive young woman, and one anti-social guy), and the prospect of a possible The One from work.It got draggy in the middle where I did not give a cent about Charlotte and her beau, her work, but it had a plus point in weaving Charlotte-Tansy friendship and I was pa Oh my! Sorry Not Sorry offered that chicklit spark that had gone in my life!The book opens strong, delightfully so with how Charlotte dealt with her new life: without her best friend Maddy, welcoming two new housemates (one a very attractive young woman, and one anti-social guy), and the prospect of a possible The One from work.It got draggy in the middle where I did not give a cent about Charlotte and her beau, her work, but it had a plus point in weaving Charlotte-Tansy friendship and I was particularly interested in Maddy's new group dynamic with the friend-stealer Bianca.The twist, if one can say so, worked well. The ending was neat, although not-really happy ending (to me).I thought this was a cookie cutter 'here's a list that you must do to overcome your single-ness', but it was much more than that. It was not the best, mind you, but it did made me want to read it in a single sitting.(Which was impossible knowing how I multitask lol).3/5(I received a digital ARC via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)
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  • Bff Romance Reads
    January 1, 1970
    I am sitting on a bus leaving New York and I couldn’t even wait to get in front of my laptop to write a review... this book was THAT. GOOD. Charlotte feels like a dear friend at this point. The reality of modern dating is so poignant throughout this novel and I know I and my friends can relate to the absolute misery/high that is the current dating scene. I took this book slowly because it was one of those novels you know you’ll be sorry to see end. Hell, I even slacked on some finals studying to I am sitting on a bus leaving New York and I couldn’t even wait to get in front of my laptop to write a review... this book was THAT. GOOD. Charlotte feels like a dear friend at this point. The reality of modern dating is so poignant throughout this novel and I know I and my friends can relate to the absolute misery/high that is the current dating scene. I took this book slowly because it was one of those novels you know you’ll be sorry to see end. Hell, I even slacked on some finals studying to read instead of work on my dissertation... I’m not sorry that’s for sure ;) Charlotte is a lovely, modern woman, trying to make her way in the world. I loved that the true journey wasn’t about finding herself through a relationship, but instead, finding herself without one. I even love all the male characters (f**k boys included because she made them dynamic instead of a super obvious villain)Overall, I want all of my friends to read this book so they know they aren’t alone in the insanity of dating.
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  • Kayla Gallup
    January 1, 1970
    Sorry Not Sorry is about a woman named Charlotte who is frustrated with her love life. Her two flatmates, who is really good friends with are moving out into their own home and getting married, which means Charlotte needs to get two new flatmates. On top of that, she feels like she will forever be alone. She looks up about how to improve her love life and comes across a podcast called "Sorry Not Sorry." She completes the challenges in hope to find love while balancing her work life, her friendsh Sorry Not Sorry is about a woman named Charlotte who is frustrated with her love life. Her two flatmates, who is really good friends with are moving out into their own home and getting married, which means Charlotte needs to get two new flatmates. On top of that, she feels like she will forever be alone. She looks up about how to improve her love life and comes across a podcast called "Sorry Not Sorry." She completes the challenges in hope to find love while balancing her work life, her friendships, and trying navigate life with two strangers living in her home.Sorry Not Sorry is a fun and refreshing contemporary that will leave you wanting to read more. I did find that there was some funny parts, however the book was not peppered with a lot of humorous parts. I enjoyed the character development of Charlotte and how everything effects her. This was a fast and light read for me and definitely a palate cleanser since I recently read a ton of thriller books, so this was much needed.
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  • Jen Ryland
    January 1, 1970
    Did you know I am a chick lit expert and so have all kind of opinions on this one. (Spoiler alert: they are mixed).Review up 2/25/19 on my blog:Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram! Thanks to the publisher for providing an advance copy for review!
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  • Donna Hines
    January 1, 1970
    Fun, Quirky, Relatable, and Appealing!Sorry Not Sorry will have many women saying," I can relate".Good girl turned bad Charlotte is on the prowl for a new life.She's fed up with nothing but NetFlix so when she uncovers the sexy dating podcast - Sorry not Sorry- she figures why the hell not, what does she have to lose.It turns out fairy tales can come true, they can even happen to you...or so Disney wants us to believe.But is Mr. Right the right one for her?...Well read on and find out as this is Fun, Quirky, Relatable, and Appealing!Sorry Not Sorry will have many women saying," I can relate".Good girl turned bad Charlotte is on the prowl for a new life.She's fed up with nothing but NetFlix so when she uncovers the sexy dating podcast - Sorry not Sorry- she figures why the hell not, what does she have to lose.It turns out fairy tales can come true, they can even happen to you...or so Disney wants us to believe.But is Mr. Right the right one for her?...Well read on and find out as this is sure to be the new fix for 2019...Loved it!Thank you to Sophie, the publisher, NetGalley, and Aldiko for this ARC in exchange for this honest review.
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  • MarylineD
    January 1, 1970
    "Sorry Not Sorry" by Sophie Ranald.4 stars.Well written, funny, delightful, easy to connect with the story and main character. I just loved it! A really good romantic comedy. Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture for the ARC of this book! This is my honest review, all opinions are my own!
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  • Karen Whittard
    January 1, 1970
    Fun, quirky, relatable, easy to read, throughly enjoyable book. I can’t wait to read more from this author it the future
  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsA decent book, but not necessarily one that I was jumping up and down over until the last 15 percent or so. Really, the main reason I kept reading it was to see if I was correct about my original assumption of who Charlotte would end up with (and I was).
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  • Berit☀️✨
    January 1, 1970
    A fun entertaining story that will make you giggle! This was a playful story with an unique angle... as a podcast listener(although most of my podcasts are about serial killers) I really enjoyed how this media was used in the story... a quirky story about taking yourself out of your comfort zone and finding your inner bad girl....Charlotte is a workaholic about to lose her flatmate and friend to marriage... when she realizes she doesn’t do much more than work day in and day out she starts liste A fun entertaining story that will make you giggle! This was a playful story with an unique angle... as a podcast listener(although most of my podcasts are about serial killers) I really enjoyed how this media was used in the story... a quirky story about taking yourself out of your comfort zone and finding your inner bad girl....Charlotte is a workaholic about to lose her flatmate and friend to marriage... when she realizes she doesn’t do much more than work day in and day out she starts listening to the popular “Sorry Not Sorry” podcast... this podcast assigns you tasks that will help you find your inner bad girl.... going to be honest some of these things I don’t believe would make you a “bad girl,” but it might take you out of your comfort zone.... but bad girl or not I think it made for a wonderful story and helped Charlotte... there is quite a bit more to the story and some characters actions I didn’t necessarily agree with, but I don’t want to spoil anything...Charlotte was a pretty sympathetic character, I really felt for her, she really had a lot on her plate... A super demanding job, planning a wedding for her BFF, and looking for the elusive perfect man... I have to admit though I did not always find Charlotte terribly relatable... The secondary characters were wonderful I would love to read a book about Tanzie, she is a girl I can get behind! I also loved Bianka, got to love a character it is fun to hate! And boy was it fun to hate her! It is so true that as our friends begin to get married and have children we tend to lose touch or become closer to those that are at the same stage in life as we are.... I was the second in my friend group to have kids so I guess I was the one to lose touch, but believe me there was many a Friday night I wish I was out with the girls rather than changing diapers... The grass certainly is always greener on the other side of that marriage fence....An engaging story that will make you want to find your inner bad girl and start listening to podcasts! Recommend! 🎵🎵🎵🎵 Song running Through My Head Bad girlsTalking about the sad girlsSad girlsTalking about bad girls, yeahSee them out on the street at night (walkin')Picking up on all kinds of strangers If the price is rightYou can't score if you're pocket's tightBut you want a good timeYou ask yourself who they areLike everybody else, they come from near and farTalking about the sad girls (sad girls)Sad girls (sad girls)Talking about bad girls, yeahFriday night, and the strip is hot Sun's gone down, and they're out to trot (out to trot)Spirit's high, and legs look hotDo you wanna get down?Now, don't you ask yourself who they are?Like everybody else, they wanna be a starBad girl, sad girlYou're such a naughty bad girl, bee-beep uh huhYou're bad girl, you're sad girlYou're such…*** Big thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***
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  • Gaele
    January 1, 1970
    So, promised a laugh-out-loud story – this really wasn’t that. Don’t get it twisted: there are funny moments, and some truly ‘wince with sympathy’ moments that we’ve all experienced to some degree or another, but the story touches on some truly and surprisingly deep issues, all along the way with Charlotte’s attempts to find some ‘social’ in her life that seems to be on a never-ending treadmill back and forth to work. We start the story with her best friend who is also her housemate (along with So, promised a laugh-out-loud story – this really wasn’t that. Don’t get it twisted: there are funny moments, and some truly ‘wince with sympathy’ moments that we’ve all experienced to some degree or another, but the story touches on some truly and surprisingly deep issues, all along the way with Charlotte’s attempts to find some ‘social’ in her life that seems to be on a never-ending treadmill back and forth to work. We start the story with her best friend who is also her housemate (along with her fiancé) moving out to a house in the ‘burbs’ before their wedding, having left Charlotte in an empty house with not one, but two, new housemates set to arrive in the next few days. Exhausted from working all hours as a PA for a hedge fund company, she’s also a bit depressed and feeling as if she’s not had a social life, or prospects of one with her bestie Maddy now 3 trains and a bus away. That night, reviewing her options and demolishing ice cream in bed (because -how else?) she finds a podcast about channeling your inner bad girl and finding love and sex. And we’re off. Charlotte’s not a solidly ‘good girl’ just not quite bold and brassy, with a series of challenges to make her take some chances with her personal life and start putting herself out there and herself first – she’s spending more time listening and trying than ever before. Sure, work is there and overwhelming with busy tasks that were needed yesterday, and she’s got the two new housemates – a gorgeous girl and a rather ‘hermit-like’ boy, and some ‘new night’ noises to adjust to, but things are going fairly well. With being Maddy’s chief bridesmaid falling through with work commitments, and the ‘soon to be’ sister in law swooping in off her broom to ‘take it in hand’ Charlotte is feeling more isolated from Maddy than ever before – while her relationship with new housemate Tansy is developing, slowly as the one with Adam is strangely embittered, she’s got more to worry about than just them. There’s still the podcast and the dishy architect organizing their firm’s upwardly mobile move 2 stories higher. Attractive, sexy and interested in her – Charlotte goes all in and is shattered when she learns he’s not all she thought, very much not. Oh it was twisty and turny, and some of the situations are rather cliched, but the twists at the end, the wedding and Charlotte’s realization that what she thought she wanted and what she truly wanted and needed were different, yet one was in front of her all the time kept the story interesting as Charlotte truly is likable, if a bit naïve, and usually fairly positive. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. Review first appeared at I am, Indeed
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  • Barbara
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Sorry Not Sorry is a lovely chick-lit novel that reminded me a of Serena Mackesy’s The Temp a lot (although here all sense of transiency relies on the heroine’s love life alone). The book paints a relatable portrait of life in London as a young professional in your late twenties, sharing a house with friends, working a bit too much, looking on as the first couple of friends get married and move to more suburban areas... All of t I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Sorry Not Sorry is a lovely chick-lit novel that reminded me a of Serena Mackesy’s The Temp a lot (although here all sense of transiency relies on the heroine’s love life alone). The book paints a relatable portrait of life in London as a young professional in your late twenties, sharing a house with friends, working a bit too much, looking on as the first couple of friends get married and move to more suburban areas... All of this feels incredibly familiar and it allows the reader to feel right at home from the beginning. The tone of voice is also right, never deviating to cheap comedy, always keeping the story light even when more serious topics are dealt with, and when the protagonist’s life (temporarily) takes a turn for the worse. It makes it a perfect commute read.The book chronicles a few months in the life of Charlotte, from the moment her flatmates (her best friend and her boyfriend) move out to move in together and get married and she realizes she feels alone and would like to have a boyfriend. Her attempts to shake up her love life by following the advice of a podcast, and the process of getting to know her new flatmates and adjusting to her new relationship with her best friend make for an interesting plot. Also characters are well developed and follow a believable arc.Although I enjoyed the book, there were times when it didn’t entirely work for me, as it felt like the protagonist’s adventure were a bit aimless. I reckon it has to do with the pacing of the story that is a bit slow in the first half of the book.Overall, a nice commute/beach read for lovers of chick-lit.
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  • Samantha
    January 1, 1970
    “Sorry Not Sorry” by Sophie Ranald is a romantic comedy about Charlotte who, after her roommates move out, feels like her life is stuck in a rut. She decides to listen to a podcast called “Sorry Not Sorry” which challenges its listeners to try new things in the dating scene. Charlotte meets Myles, a vendor at work, and decides that she likes him enough to try the challenges with him. With these challenges Charlotte learns more about herself than she imagined and eventually becomes the woman she “Sorry Not Sorry” by Sophie Ranald is a romantic comedy about Charlotte who, after her roommates move out, feels like her life is stuck in a rut. She decides to listen to a podcast called “Sorry Not Sorry” which challenges its listeners to try new things in the dating scene. Charlotte meets Myles, a vendor at work, and decides that she likes him enough to try the challenges with him. With these challenges Charlotte learns more about herself than she imagined and eventually becomes the woman she wants to be. This is my first time reading a book by Ranald, and I really liked it. I don’t read a lot of romance novels, but the humor in this one kept me interested. There were some parts that were a little much for example the maid of honor in Charlotte’s best friend’s wedding and the hen do (bachelorette weekend) seemed too similar to the movie “Bridesmaids” in my opinion, but I understand why she went that route in the story. There were some characters I really liked, Xander and Freezer especially, and some that were stereotypical for their roles, Renzo, Piers, and Charlotte’s co-workers in general. Overall this was a fun read that kept me engrossed. I don’t normally read books in two days, but I didn’t want to put this one down. If you like humorous, romance novels I would definitely recommend this one. Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Ankita
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars! (The point five is there because it's not just a 3 but it not a solid 4 either. So yeah. )"Sorry Not Sorry" it's the 1st thing that i loved about this book. It's just sounds so damn cool. The next best thing is the Main character Charlotte. I really connected to her. The "struggles" she went through dating and how she handled it is hilarious yet amazing. The book shows the fact that it's just not about finding the one but also about finding or building a better version of yourself. To 3.5 stars! (The point five is there because it's not just a 3 but it not a solid 4 either. So yeah. )"Sorry Not Sorry" it's the 1st thing that i loved about this book. It's just sounds so damn cool. The next best thing is the Main character Charlotte. I really connected to her. The "struggles" she went through dating and how she handled it is hilarious yet amazing. The book shows the fact that it's just not about finding the one but also about finding or building a better version of yourself. To love someone else you have to first love yourself.The first thing i didn't like that there was sooo much going on in the book. Too many tropes. The old best friend leaving drama, new friends, their problems, then her work problems, then the love interest problems and finally the main her own self confidence problem. The second thing that I didn't like that i predicted almost every twist in the book. That way it didn't surprise me much and not that exciting too. BUT, even after that i really liked the book. It's a romantic comedy and it does its work pretty well. It's engaging and the characters were well built. I loved the writing style of the author. So yeah, give it a go and decide yourself.( Thank you so much Netgalley for providing me an Arc in exchange of an honest review.)
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  • Louise
    January 1, 1970
    Charlotte has the job of her dreams but her personal life is a little lacking. Best friend Maddie gets engaged to their housemate Henry and they leave to start planning a wedding. Charlotte is left home alone, working round the clock and no sign of romance whatsoever. So, she starts listening to a podcast called ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ where she is given tasks to complete, which aim to bring out the ‘bad girl’ and find her that perfect man.I have a vivid imagination (or have just read too many psychol Charlotte has the job of her dreams but her personal life is a little lacking. Best friend Maddie gets engaged to their housemate Henry and they leave to start planning a wedding. Charlotte is left home alone, working round the clock and no sign of romance whatsoever. So, she starts listening to a podcast called ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ where she is given tasks to complete, which aim to bring out the ‘bad girl’ and find her that perfect man.I have a vivid imagination (or have just read too many psychological thrillers lately) but I really found myself worrying about Charlotte’s safety. Her first new housemate arrives drunk in the middle of the night and the second one hardly ever leaves his room. Surely the poor girl should have met her new housemates before they moved in? However, the front of the book clearly states ‘The Perfect Laugh-out-Loud Romantic Comedy’ so the new arrival would have to be a very cheerful serial killer!My OTT worry for Charlotte just shows what a believable and thoroughly likable character she is. There was just the right amount of cringe moments balanced out with some witty one-liners and a good array of background characters.I’m sure anyone going through the dating game will be nodding their head in agreement (and frustration) with some of the relatable moments in this book!
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