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The irresistible new stand-alone novel from number one best-selling author Sophie Kinsella.

I love you...but what if I can't love your life?

Ava is sick of online dating. She’s always trusted her own instincts over an algorithm, anyway, and she wants a break from it all. So when she signs up to a semi-silent, anonymous writing retreat in glorious Italy, love is the last thing on her mind.

Until she meets a handsome stranger. All she knows is that he’s funny, he’s kind and - she soon learns - he’s great in bed. He’s equally smitten, and after a whirlwind, intoxicating affair, they pledge their love without even knowing each other’s real names.

But when they return home, reality hits. They’re both driven mad by each other’s weird quirks and annoying habits, from his eccentric, naked-sauna-loving family to her terribly behaved, shirt-shredding dog. As disaster follows disaster, it seems that while they love each other, they just can’t love each other’s lives. Can they overcome their differences to find one life, together?

©2020 Sophie Kinsella (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Disappointed

I just cannot believe Sophie Kinsella wrote this drivel. I never thought I would return one of her books. I really hope this is a one off duff as she is my favourite author but this was just dreadful. Cannot find one positive to say 😬

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wishy washy clap trap

Oh dear! Extremely disappointing story with irritating narration. Pulls no punches and I guarantee you will figure out the ending by page 10. Mind numbing, dull as dishwater, with a prissy main character whose voice is like nails down a black board. Yes you've guessed it, it wasn't for me!

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Terrible until the end

I can’t even describe how I felt about this book really because it’s so mixed. It was so bad I found myself slightly addicted to it. It was very funny at times though. If I had the hard copy book I never would have finished it but because it was on audible I listened to the end and that did salvage it a little. I was glad it improved as the first 3/4 were bordering on ridiculous. Wouldn’t say don’t read but certainly wouldn’t recommend it (I love the majority of Sophie kinsella’s work and usually rave for weeks after each book)

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Really Disappointing

Overall just a bit boring and predicatable. Wasn't taken by either characters or narrator. Usually love Sophie Kinsella but this fell flat.

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Amazing

A great story line. I really enjoy Sophie Kinsella book.I didn’t want it to end, on to the next

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I hate writing bad reviews but this is sub-standard SK .... sorry😳

Where do I start. Horrendously basic storyline - characters with no depth, embarrassing dialog (I mean who does talk and think like that- more like 1980s - performance had two voices - screechy for women/ flat tones for males. I’m really sorry for this review. I buy a lot of books on audible so I blame the sloppy editor for letting you get away with this one - up your game SK - you can do better and the whole Bridget Jones self flagellation running commentary is not what girls are now!

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Not Sophie's best

Yes this wasn't Sophie's best book, but certainly not her worst (surprise me). It was an easy listen, but the story was fairly obvious and it missed those real laugh out loud moments her other books often have. I did feel like I got to know Ava quite well but not so much Matt. In fact, I think the supporting characters had more substance to them than he did. I'm never going to not listen or read her books but this isn't going to be a memorable one for me. The narrator isn't my favourite, she has this way of making books sound childish unfortunately, though I thought her performance in "my not so perfect life" was very good.

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Very slow story

Not Sophie Kinsella's best book! Sooo slow I nearly gave it up a few times!

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Not a laugh out loud like I was expecting

Enjoyed this book, but it didn't make me laugh out loud like many of Sophie Kinsella's books - felt like a fusion of Sophie Kinsella and madeleine wickham styles. It ended up being a feel good book.

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Disappointing

Found the story a bit pointless, overly cheesy and the characters a bit annoying. Forced myself to listen to end .