There are some fabulous secondary characters, particularly Lil's best friends Jess and Clem. Oh, how I adore them! I need them to move in with me! Our lovelies story is not always the easiest and lovey-dovey-est story out there, and I found myself wanting to skip to the last chapter to check that things ended the way I wanted them too - I refrained from doing so though! I did feel though, that after all the tension and build up between Lil and Max, the ending was very rushed. I mean, I got the ending that I was wanting, however to me it felt like it was "oh OK, this happened, the end".
I wanted more! This was my first Sophie Money-Coutts read, but I definitely want to read more. Aug 04, Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves: favourites.
Absolutely fantastic!! Had me laughing the whole way through. Sep 26, Jodie- Readthewriteact rated it it was amazing. This was a brilliant rom com that had me laughing from the first chapter. Pretty much if an f bomb is dropped in chapter one I and caught hook line and sinker. So many good characters in this book.
Loveable friends, co worker but for me Lils step dad probably takes the cake. What a beautiful man! This is a brilliant read and you would be crazy not read it if you are a romance lover. Aug 23, AJ rated it really liked it Shelves: lol , arc , steamy , pb-i-own. A laugh-out-loud story about a woman who finds herself pregnant after a one-night-stand, and the hilarity that ensues as she juggles her job, her friends and family, and her world-exploring baby daddy with the no-holds-barred wonders of pregnancy and impending motherhood.
She and Max spe 4 hilarious stars This book is such a fun read! She and Max spend a great evening together, with things ending up in a sizzling encounter that rocks her world, but that turns out to be a one-off. And when her wayward baby daddy returns, things get even more complicated. I absolutely love Lil as a character. I had a lot of fun with this one. But nevertheless, I really enjoyed this one.
A solid 4 stars. An Advanced Review Copy was generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Do you ever read a book and think it is brutally honest? Yeah, I thought it was quite rare too. It tackles complex situations with tact and humour and is a wonderful example of a book hooking you in on one level and opening your eyes on another. To a point this book is no different, but in many ways, it is completely different, and this simultaneous feeling of being on well trodden ground and reading something fresh was, well, refreshing.
The author has entwined humour into some very difficult situations and has created some really warm and genuine friendships and family relationships. Lil is a pretty awesome character and I really liked her. She is clearly intelligent and empathetic, and slots in all the areas with her life with ease, even if she internally questions her judgements and positions. Her relationship with her students is equal part inspiring and hilarious and the seen where she explains how people become pregnant is possibly the best in the whole book.
Max is definitely attractive. It added a level of depth to both his character and the story and felt like a genuine rather than forced level of complexity that fuelled aspects of the plot. He is also wonderfully flawed. Throughout it all, he is also grounded, as shown by the motivations behind his exploration and addressing the car he drives. Their baby, whom they call E. T throughout in an adorable fashion, is the glue that binds this story.
Some of the most emotional, funny, and brilliant scenes are when they interact about the baby. Their scans are an emotional rollercoaster and I think show the timeline for how their relationship develops in most clarity. Their ridiculous Antenatal classes, bought by an excessively wealthy mother of a son that Lil teaches. They are both out of their depth in a rich and ridiculous world but they find the humour and the joy in it and bond over life experiences and memories.
Her friends Jess and Clem are funny and undyingly there for her. Lil is close to her parents, her mother and step-father are caring academics who are constantly worrying about her wellbeing. Although surprised, they are ecstatic about their grandchild and embrace Max even though the baby is a product of a one night stand with their daughter.
One thing I really loved about this story was that respect for previous relationships. They both have ex-partners at the beginning of the story that are recently ended relationships. Their date is a result of taking a step into the dating pool after these failed relationships, and it leaves them on an equal footing.
The reasons they ended are different, and even though there is some resentment and a small lack of trust as a result, they respect the people they were with before. Instead of constantly bitching and being rude, when confront with her ex and his new partner Indy with whom he cheated on Lil with she is as warm and genuine as she can be and acknowledges them both with quite a lot of grace. As you can probably tell, I really liked this book. It was emotionally complex and genuine, and was constructed from a place of love, honesty, and an understanding and acceptance that life is not always simple so we have to make the best out of what we do have.
Aug 10, Sam Still Reading rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: those wanting truly funny romcom. This novel ticks all my boxes and earns extra credit for being a deliciously fun and hilarious read. The quirks were original and the characters memorable. From a brief glance, you might wonder what makes What Happens Now? Lil has been dumped by her long-term boyfriend for a younger model.
Encouraged by friends to swipe right, she meets Max in a pub and sparks fly. Max ticks all the boxes for a fling — not obviously a weirdo and hot. Lil reckons she can do it on her own maybe but it would be nice if Max would answer her instead of trekking up mountains and leaving his ex to fill the tabloids. The details in What Happens Now? I would love to see Jess get a story of her own, if only for the insults she can throw at Clem, well deserved or otherwise. Clem and Jess are quirky, yet the most loyal friends Lil could want.
While one of the main threads of the novel is romance or lack of it , this book celebrates female friendship and girl power at any age. Sophia Money-Coutts is definitely an author to watch if you enjoy romcoms with unforgettable characters that truly do make you laugh out loud.
Thank you to Harlequin for the ARC of this book. My review is honest. When Lil braved the world of online dating and reluctantly headed off on her first date since splitting with her boyfriend of eight years, she gets much more than she bargained for. She is surprised to hit it off with Max, her charming and deliciously handsome date, and enjoys a steamy sleepless night with him, but when he ignores her afterwards she decides to forget him.
But could she actually keep a baby alive? And what if Max wants to be involved? This mesmerising book follows Lil as she tries to navigate her complicated situation and finds out what happens now Sophia Money-Couts now has herself a new fan.
I fell in love with her writing style and immediately bought her first book after finishing this one. The characters are fantastic - I loved Lil, was seduced a little bit by Max, and Jess is the bestie every girl hopes to have. The author perfectly describes some of the perils of online dating and how daunting it is to be back out there after many years in a relationship. She managed to convey all the anxieties and concerns Lil had in a realistic way while also making me laugh.
The sex scenes were hot and hilarious. After a run of great books in this genre this one still stands out and has now left me declaring that I am in love with this genre. What better way is there to spend a glorious summer day that with an uplifting and uproarious book? Aug 15, Helen rated it really liked it. Oh there are so many laugh out loud moments in this story that I had family members looking at me strangely while reading this one, this is MS Money-Coutts second book and I will be adding the first one to my to read list, I really enjoyed getting know Lil and her fabulous friends and family and of course Max.
Lil Bailey is a teacher at a private boys school in London and she has recently been dumped by her boyfriend of eight years for a younger woman he works with, so it is time for Lil to get b Oh there are so many laugh out loud moments in this story that I had family members looking at me strangely while reading this one, this is MS Money-Coutts second book and I will be adding the first one to my to read list, I really enjoyed getting know Lil and her fabulous friends and family and of course Max.
Lil Bailey is a teacher at a private boys school in London and she has recently been dumped by her boyfriend of eight years for a younger woman he works with, so it is time for Lil to get back in the dating scene using a dating app she is only thirty one and her first date is mountaineer Max, gorgeous Max and after a few drinks at the pub she goes home with him and spends a fabulous night with him, next morning he leaves her a note and is gone.
Six weeks later Lil finds herself pregnant. It is decision time for Lil what to do? She needs to get touch with Max and let him know but he seems to be ignoring her and then she finds out that he is the famous explorer Max Rushbrooke son to Lord and Lady Rushbrooke things just keep on spiraling along for Lil.
Max what can I say gorgeous and always looking for the next mountain to climb, he too has recently broken up with his partner of many years and his family is a little different, but he is not entirely happy with the news that he is going to be a father at first, but spending time with Lil on his return to England just might be changing his mind.
I loved the friendships in this story as well, true friends are like diamonds and Lil has some of those that she can laugh and cry with. I do recommend this one, very enjoyable and very entertaining and with a good dose of sensual relationship thrown in. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. White House lawyers said then they expected Judge Barrett would be nominated if Justice Ginsburg died in office.
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