A book from a Youtuber. OH NO!!!! (I love them, well the ones I read so far.)
I'm watching Louise for a few years now and really love her videos. This didn't influence my opinion about the book, tho.
Summary: Meet Robin Wilde! You'll make a friend for life and she'll take you on a journey you'll never forget ...
Single mum Robin Wilde adores her six-year-old daughter and loves her job as a make up artist's assistant. She has a wonderful best friend and an auntie who is bonkers, yes, but loves her to the moon and back.
But Robin has a secret. Behind the mask she carefully applies every day, things just feel ... grey. And lonely. She struggles to fit in with the school mum crew. Online dating is totally despair-inducing, and she worries every day about raising her little girl with self-confidence, courage and joy.
What Robin longs for is someone (over the age of six) to share with - someone who's always on her team.
After 4 years (2 months, and 15 days!) of single-mum-dom, it's time for Robin Wilde to Change. Her. Life.
Exciting new opportunities are about to come Robin's way ... Perhaps a man, perhaps the chance of a lifetime ...
What will Robin do with the possibilities she creates for herself? And what potential will she unlock if she takes the leap?
Right from the first page, I knew that this book would be exactly what I thought it would be and it was amazing. The writing was so wonderful, so funny, so heartfelt, so Louise. Seriously, sometimes while reading I could hear her voice in my head, telling me the story.
I loved the story itself. It really showed all the ups and downs in life. It didn't sugar coat anything. Sometimes life sucks and you let it get you down for a bit, but then you have to get back up and move on. I loved Robin's journey through this whole book, how in the beginning she was on the look out for someone else to come in and fix things and how through out the book she found herself and found out that she was and will always be able to fix shit for herself.
I loved the characters. I loved Robin and her little girl Lyla. I loved how female driven this book was. We have so many wonderful and different woman in this book. I love the different relationships Robin has with all of them. Women supporting each other through all the ups and downs in ones life. I LOVED IT.
The book had a really good ending and would have been fine as a stand alone. But knowing, that there will be a second book, I can't wait to get back to these characters again. Cause even though, Robin and Lyla are a amazing team on their own, I kinda wanna see how things turn out with Edward (and hopefully he won't turn out to be a second Theo, can I just say how much I hated this guy and how much he deserved a good punch in the face).