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29 January 2015

Blog Tour: 'As Good As It Gets?' by Fiona Gibson (2015)

“Midlife crisis? WHAT midlife crisis?!”

Charlotte Bristow is worried about her husband Will. Their fourteen years of marriage have been rather lovely so far, but things have been a bit odd lately.

With their stunning 16-year-old daughter Rosie newly signed to a top modelling agency and Will recently out of a job, Charlotte can’t help but notice that things are changing in their household.

As Will dusts down his old leather trousers and starts partying with their new, fun neighbours, Charlotte begins to wonder what on earth is going on.

So when Fraser, Charlotte’s ex – and father of Rosie – suddenly arrives back on the scene, Charlotte starts to wonder what might have been…

Today I am really excited and honoured to kick off the blog tour for one of Avon's latest book releases, 'As Good As It Gets?' by Fiona Gibson! I was introduced to Fiona Gibson's writing last year when I got the chance to read and review her novel 'Take Mum Out'; a read which I really enjoyed (click here to read my review). I straight away loved Fiona's writing style and I already looked forward to her next release. So, I was incredibly excited when I was contacted about the blog tour for 'As Good As It Gets?' and I already had a good feeling I would end up thoroughly enjoying this new Fiona Gibson read!

Charlotte Bristow has been married to her lovely husband Will for fourteen years and together they form quite the family unit with Charlotte's 16-year-old daughter Rosie and their 11-year-old son Ollie. However, the relationship between Charlotte and Will isn't what it used to be: all the excitement and passion seems to have disappeared as soon as the diapers and household chaos appeared. Charlotte wants to make things better between them, but life just keeps getting in the way. From the new neighbours that move in across the road, Will's search for a new job, Rosie's wish to become a model, and the sudden e-mail from Rosie's biological father and Charlotte's first love Fraser... Charlotte has enough on her plate, and as everything is taking over her life she starts to wonder how on earth she and Will can become wife and husband again instead of just housemates? 

I love Fiona Gibson. Her stories never fail to put a smile on my face and as soon as I start reading one of her novels I simply don't want it to end, and the same definitely goes for 'As Good As It Gets?'. The main character, Charlotte, is simply wonderful; she's incredibly easy to warm to and a realistic portrayal of a modern-day wife and mum, dealing with all kinds of issues and troubles which is something many female readers will be able to relate to. I also really liked all of the other characters such as Ollie and Rosie, Charlotte's children, her husband Will who is struggling to find a new job, the new neighbours and Charlotte's colleagues at work. The novel follows one main storyline which consists of numerous separate parts (including Rosie's modelling career, the new neighbours moving in across the road, and Charlotte being contacted by her first love Fraser); I loved reading about all these different things and it constantly had me captivated and intrigued.

Fiona Gibson is one of those authors who can write about families and all the issues and laughter that come with it in an incredibly realistic and thoroughly enjoyable way. The book made me laugh out loud multiple times, and Fiona Gibson's writing style is just incredibly comfortable and easy to read. This resulted in me racing through the pages, while at the same time I just didn't want the story to end and be forced to leave the Bristow family. I don't think there's anything else left for me to say except that everyone (especially chick lit fans) should pick up this book, because it's a fantastic read. 'As Good As It Gets?' is a stunning, warm-hearted, funny, wonderful read about family which I couldn't get enough of; a true joy to read!
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Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

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