A laugh-out-loud chick lit/romantic comedy novel. Written with dry wit and just a touch of insanity. If you're a fan of Sophie Kinsella, Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones's Diary), Marian Keyes, or Jane Costello, or just love your romcoms, you'll love this!
Twenty-five-year-old Mel Parker has a few tiny problems:
Her job is terrible
She's been dumped yet again
Her ex is now her boss
Her parents think she's a loser compared to her perfect younger sister
All her efforts to improve her life seem doomed to failure
There just isn't enough chocolate in the world to make up for the above
The one good thing in her life has always been her best friend, Will, who has seen her through every crisis from lost toys to pregnancy scares. But his girlfriend (who's prettier, better-dressed, more successful, and secretly evil) is determined to replace Mel as the woman in his life, and how is Mel supposed to compete?
So what do you do when you've pretty much given up on your own life? Help others, of course!
After all, what's the worst that can happen?
"From the moment I started reading this story, I was hooked and I couldn't put it down. I was having a bad day and feeling a little depressed at the time, but this book made me laugh so hard!"(Meredith's Rambles & Babbles)
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What's the worst that could happen?
Dr Pepper had an add campaign with the theme "What's the worst that can happen", which is an ongoing theme in this book. Of course, whenever Mel, the main character, said "What's the worst that can happen" things tended to fall apart in a spectacularly hilarious fashion. The opening pages of this book had me laughing out loud at the ridiculous situation Mel got herself into inside an airplane toilet. This romantic comedy is full of pop culture references and had a best friend to boyfriend storyline. There were times when I wanted to shake Mel and tell her exactly how to sort her life out, but she got there in the end.
I listened to the audiobook version, which I received free in exchange for an honest review. I often have to speed up the narration as I find it too slow, but I didn't need to with this book. The narrator used a Brittish accent for the majority of the book, which was not her natural accent, but I found it pleasant to listen to. She attempted an Australian accent for one of the characters, which made me cringe, but then I have never heard a non native Australian do an Australian accent that didn't make me cringe.
This was soo funny in parts and brilliant which made such an easy listen Would love to listen more by this author if they are written as funny as this book. I like the narrator too.