Reading Sophie Kinsella’s latest, My Not So Perfect Life, is like meeting with an old friend for decadent coffee drink and delicate pastry. It is something that feels so good, but you might not want to do it every day.
Our heroine, Katie/Cat Brenner, dreams of having a successful PR career and busy social life in London, while her father runs the family farm in a rural area of England. Katie/Cat has moved from an internship in Birmingham to a low-paying job in the big city, along with a long commute and two roommates with whom she has nothing in common.
In her familiar “romantic comedy” style, Kinsella throws in a few misunderstandings and miscommunications, along with situations where someone is completely different than the main character thought they were. However, all is resolved by the end of the book and everyone involved is happy.
I enjoyed this book enough to read it in two days even though it was 400+ pages. I feel like the writing goes back to some of Kinsella’s earlier books and amusing style. It was a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a weekend. - Rosanna (Downtown)