From Goodreads: “Nell Stevens’ life is a mess. When her business goes bust and her fiancé with it, Nell’s happy ever after in California falls apart and she moves back to London to start over. But a lot has changed since she’s been gone. All her single friends are now married with children, sky-high rents force her to rent a room in a stranger’s house and in a world of perfect Instagram lives, she feels like a f*ck up. Even worse, a forty-something f*ck-up.But when she lands a job writing obituaries, Nell meets the fabulous Cricket, an eighty-something widow with challenges of her own, and they strike up an unlikely friendship. Together they begin to help each other heal their aching hearts, cope with the loss of the lives they had planned, and push each other into new adventures and unexpected joys.Because Nell is determined. Next year things are going to be very different. It’s time to turn her life around.A book for anyone who’s ever worried life isn’t going to plan, Confessions of a Forty-Something F##k Up by Alexandra Potter will make you laugh and it might even make you cry. But most importantly, it will remind you that you’re not alone, because we’re all in this together. Time to fall in love with your life.“
This was fantastic I loved every single minute of this audiobook!
I do enjoy a good contemporary romance so when I read Jo @ Over The Rainbow Book Blog’s review I was very tempted. Then when I saw a fab interview with the author on Instagram I gave in and used my audible credit on it.
I loved Nell straight away and felt part of her story right from the first chapter. I sympathised and empathised with her, all the away through the book. I loved her friendships with Cricket, Fiona and Arthur and I got so caught up in her life that I was telling my husband about her antics as if she was a real person. Her honestly was so refreshing and so welcome in this era of Instagram filters and hashtags!
Sally Philipps narration was absolutely perfect! Her voice was so easy to listen to and she made me laugh so much especially when Nell was being snarky or sarcastic. She made the book a real joy to listen to and she has definitely been added to on my favorite narrators list!
This is a new favourite and one I could definitely listen to again as it made me smile so much. Alexandra Potter has created a wonderful character in Nell Stevens someone women of any age can identify with.
If you enjoy contemporary fiction you will love this on audio.
This is my second book for the 2021 Mood Reading Challenge and my first for the 2021 Audiobook Challenge