Blog Tour Review: No, We Can’t Be Friends

Posted 12th January 2020 by Emma in Blog Tours, Reviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour Review: No, We Can't Be Friends

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Blog Tour Review: No, We Can’t Be FriendsNo, We Can't Be Friends by Sophie Ranald
Also by this author: Just Saying, P.S. I Hate You
Published by Bookouture on 10th January 2020
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Pages: 295
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
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He was perfect. Denim-blue eyes, a dazzling smile. And he hadn’t sent me a picture of his junk. Which is about as rare, these days, as a Dodo.

When Sloane met Myles, everything fell into place. He loved a Martini almost as much as she did, shared her passion for four-cheese pizzas, and made her laugh harder than any episode of Friends. She’d found The One at last and she could finally delete Tinder, forgetting all those waste-of-space men she’d never have to date again.

But then she finds out that Myles has a secret. A very big one.

The fairytale is over. Her heart is blown to smithereens. Drowning her sorrows in Ben & Jerry’s can only get Sloane so far before she has to decide… Can she learn to love herself more than she loved the love of her life? And what if, after everything, she’s got Myles – and his secret – all wrong?

No, We Can’t Be Friends is a brilliantly relatable, hilarious and feel-good novel that every woman with a waste-of-space ex HAS to read! If you’re a fan of romantic comedies by Sophie Kinsella and Lindsey Kelk, and TV shows like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin, pick up this laugh-out-loud book – you won’t regret it.

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I have a few of Sophie’s books on my TBR pile but this is the first one I have read. I’ll tell you now, it will not be my last!

This book follows Sloane as her marriage falls apart. We hear about Sloane’s life before her marriage which sounds super fun but I imagine after a while it was also quite draining. When Sophie finds Myles she thinks she has found her happily ever after. Sadly life doesn’t turn out the way she expected. Sloane was at times infuriating but it’s always easier to see things from the outside. I really liked Sloane and as the book progressed I was more and more proud of her.

Sophie writes characters that are relatable and lovable. Not only do I love Sloane there’s also Vivane and Ruby-Grace. These two characters are very different but I was rooting for them both.

This book deals with some serious issues but will also make you laugh. There were times when I just wanted to hug some of the characters and then there were times when I was laughing along with them. This is a great read if you need a boost and some laughs. I’m looking forward to reading more of Sophie’s books.

About Sophie Ranald

Sophie Ranald is the youngest of five sisters. She was born in Zimbabwe and lived in South Africa until an acute case of itchy feet brought her to London in her mid-20s. As an editor for a customer publishing agency, Sophie developed her fiction-writing skills describing holidays to places she’d never visited. In 2011, she decided to disregard all the good advice given to aspiring novelists and attempt to write full-time. After one false start, It Would Be Wrong to Steal My Sister’s Boyfriend (Wouldn’t It?) seemed to write itself. Her second, third and fourth novels followed. Sophie also writes for magazines and online about food, fashion, finance and running. She lives in south-east London with her amazing partner Hopi and Purrs, their adorable little cat.


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