Saturday, 6 February 2021

#BlogTour What Now? by Shari Low

 

It's a pleasure to take part in the BlogTour What Now? by Shari Low.

About the Author

Shari Low is the #1 bestselling author of over 25 novels, including One Day In Summer and My One Month Marriage and a collection of parenthood memories called Because Mummy Said So. She lives near Glasgow. Sign up to Shari's newsletter


About the book

The follow-up sequel to the bestselling 'What If?' from Shari Low.

Twenty years ago, Carly Cooper went on an epic quest to track down all the men she’d ever loved and lost in the hope that one of them was her Mr Right.

Now, two decades and two teenage sons later, she thinks she might have got it all wrong. As the years have passed, lots of things have changed, leaving Carly asking ‘What Now?’

With a divorce and an empty nest on the horizon, Carly sets off once more to Los Angeles with her band of trusty girlfriends, to find the carefree, wild and adventurous Carly Cooper that she used to be.

On this latest quest, Carly discovers a few home truths and has to decide If her marriage is worth saving or is there a new happy-ever-after out there, just waiting for her…

Review

Carly has fallen into a bit of a slump after ending her marriage. All the plans she had to grab life by the horns and do all the things she had to put on a back-burner - she has done none of them. Her friends decide it is time for an intervention. A subtle, well okay not so subtle attempt to jump start their friend back into the joys of life.

In the perfect follow-up to What If, this is the story of what happens after Carly has found her happily ever after only to find that sometimes it doesn't last forever. Sometimes Mr Right is only Mr Right for a certain period of time or the fading glow of initial love starts to fade away.

Although this is a romcom it's also a snarky and honest look at relationships, marriage and indeed the glossy masquerade of love and how we experience it. Taken in Kodak moments the reality of life is something more like the experiences Carly has, as opposed to the alleged sanctity of a relationship born from intense passion, shy blushes and optimistic visions of the future.

The author combines both aforementioned elements to create an amusing, yet often quite sad and introspective read, about life after the so-called perfect relationship has become routine and disappointing. What happens when our expectations aren't met, which some of us are happy to ignore, others however would rather live life to the fullest whilst they can. This is the perfect example of someone determined to do that.

Buy What Now? at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Boldwood Books; pub date 28 Jan. 2021. Buy at Amazon com. HiveWaterstones.

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