Thursday 9 July 2020

#BlogTour No Regrets by Tabitha Webb

Today it's also a pleasure to take part in the BlogTour No Regrets by Tabitha Webb.

About the Author
Tabitha Webb was born in Ireland and grew up in Chicago, before being sent back to boarding school for her teenage years. She survived one term at university before packing her bags and chasing a hot surfer to America. During this period she was a rollerblading extra in the Robin Williams film The Birdcage, a dancer in a German pop video, and got held up at gunpoint.

After careers in TV and advertising, she made her first foray into fashion and now runs her eponymous fashion label, is happily married to a patient South African man and has two daughters.

Tabitha is loyal, outspoken, and completely fascinated by other people’s lives. Her debut novel No Regrets was inspired by the love lives of women around the globe, coupled with a vivid imagination, and she can’t wait to shock and delight readers everywhere.

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About the book
You only regret the things you don’t do, right?
Stella is having a bad week. A bad year, maybe. She loves her young boys, really she does, but her glittering career feels like a lifetime ago and she can’t even remember the last time she had sex…

Ana has already had sex three times today. It was good enough. Better than most. Not the best though – he was long gone, and probably bad news anyway. She just can’t help thinking, what if?

Dixie knows her dating life needs a spring clean. She’s reset her age (again), uploaded some new pictures, but certainly isn’t looking for Mr Right – nothing good ever comes from getting attached!

Maybe it’s time for the three friends shake things up a little, before it’s too late…

The story is about three friends, three women who are all at some kind of crossroads in their lives. The realisation that your life shouldn't be lived for others, and your pleasure and happiness shouldn't be structured around the needs of others either. Sometimes you have to be selfish to get what you need, as opposed to what other people think you want.

Is Coco the forbidden fruit or is it a case of being drawn in by the beauty and lack of parallels. Does the thrill of something new give Stella a new lease on life or is it more about the stagnation providing the perfect opportunity for squashed emotions and previously buried attractions to rear their head?

I didn't quite buy the friendship between Stella, Ana and Dixie, but if you sit back and ponder on it there is an element of truth in the more brutally honest element of their relationships. The characters are too singular and never quite manage to bridge the gap between page and reader or between themselves.

Although the majority of the scenes have a basis in reality the story lacks the spark of authenticity that takes readers from fiction to empathy and recognising a part of themselves in the read.

It's a bit explicit, now and again, when it comes to the sex scenes - just something to be aware of if you're not into a wee bit of horizontal tango, thrusting manhoods and moist girl caves awaiting said manhoods.

The title more or less spells it out for readers. The characters don't give a flying frog and neither does Webb, which of course is part of the charm of this read, and I expect this won't be the last time we hear from this author.

Buy No Regrets at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for an other retailer. Publisher: HQ; pub date 25 Jun. 2020. Buy at Amazon com.

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