I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Never Say No by Elizabeth Neep
Also by this author: The Spare Bedroom
Published by Bookouture on 4th September 2020
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
It’s always been yes. Yes, I’ll be your friend. Yes, I’ll be your girlfriend. Yes, I’ll move in with you. Yes, yes, yes. I can’t just change my mind now. Can I?
Hailey has always been told she can have it all. And saying yes to every opportunity that comes her way seems like the obvious way to make sure she gets it.
When she finds an engagement ring hidden in her boyfriend Dom’s closet, she knows she’ll say yes.
Her best friend Sophie suggests they run a marathon together and although Hailey hasn’t done more than sprint for a bus in years, she says yes.
And every time her new boss, the infamous Vivian Jones, asks her to stay late (again) at her dream job, the answer is always yes.
But somewhere between saying ‘yes’ to Vivian’s latest demands and still trying to make it home on time for boxsets and burritos on the sofa with Dom, Hailey has lost sight of what she really wanted in the first place.
Far from winning at life, Hailey feels like she is fighting to juggle two very different worlds. When those worlds finally collide, could having it all actually mean losing everything?
Fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Holly Bourne and The Devil Wears Prada will adore this funny, heart-felt and honest look at navigating those moments in life where you reach a crossroads and have to decide who and what it is you want to be.
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. I read Elizabeth’s first book earlier this year and enjoyed the writing style so I was excited to read her next book.
This book was a little frustrating for me. I felt like Hailey needed a good shake. She has a great boyfriend and best friend and she dropped them for the shiny new toys. It drove me nuts. The real Hailey I think I would like but this new Hailey we see in the book was difficult for me to like.
I am a child of divorce and cheating has always been a big no no for me. Much like Hailey’s friend Sophie. So I struggled with a lot of this book. I really wasn’t on board with the whole it’s all fine as long as no one gets hurt parts. Mainly because someone always gets hurt in the end.
Much like Elizabeth’s first book she doesn’t write perfect characters. Let me tell you a lot of these characters are so far from perfect they wouldn’t know it if jumped up and down in front of them with a sign! Others were good people who just made some bad choices. They are realistic. No one is perfect and it is really good to read people making mistakes. (Even if it makes me frustrated lol) It shows us that we can all be human and make our own mistakes.
I am looking forward to Elizabeth’s next read and I would love for Sophie to have her own book. I think that girl has quite a story to tell.
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