Book Review: It’s Not You It’s Him by Sophie Ranald [62/100 * 2019]

It's Not You It's HimIt’s Not You It’s Him by Sophie Ranald
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“But what if I could take that determination, that willingness to pursue happiness, whatever it took, and use it in a way that really would make me happy?”

 
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Much thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for this complimentary copy. This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own.

📚 Series: Kinda. MC appeared in the author’s first novel, Sorry Not Sorry.
📚 Genre: Women’s.Fiction
📚 POV: First.
📚 Cliffhanger: No.

⚠ Content Warnings: Body image issues. Self esteem issues. Eating disorders. Ethical and environmental fashion violations.
⚠ Read if: you just got out of a relationship, and/or if you love fashion-related stories.


This is my first read from author Sophie Ranald. First off, I have to say I actually did enjoy the whole journey this book has brought me. As quite common in the subgenre “chick lit” (which frankly I wish should be called something else), the story revolves around little things in the life of the heroine and focuses on the inner workings of her mind.

Tansy, a fashion buyer, was dumped by her boyfriend Renzo, because of her past job. (This alone bothered me a lot and I so wanted to punch Renzo in the face.) But Tansy loved Renzo so she wanted to win him back.

Her flatmate Adam, who works with Renzo, comes to the rescue and helps her concoct a plan. Then, Josh Valentine, son of her mentor moves in from Australia and memories of their childhood past muddles Tansy’s brain. Work problems also arise, as well as family problems to top it all off.

All in all this book is a person’s holistic journey to finding peace and self-love. The variety of stories in all parts of her life made the romance less out of focus, but I still enjoyed the story. I wish the endgame hero/love interest was not who it was though — my heart was captured by somebody else, but I guess he will have his own story to tell.

I enjoyed this book in its entirety and I’m looking forward to read the first book, Sorry Not Sorry, as well as the author’s future works.

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☁FINAL VERDICT: 3.64/5☁

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