Life's great when you're 29 years old with a gorgeous girlfriend and fulfilling job. Until you have to move back in with your mum . . .
Dan and Gemma have found their dream first home, but the asking price is the stuff of nightmares. The only way they'll ever save enough for the deposit is by moving in, rent-free, with Dan's mum.
It's a desperate solution, but it's only for six months. And Gemma's determined to make it work, no matter how bad things get.
This isn’t something I would normally pick up. I usually tend to lean more towards the Young Adult or New Adult just because it’s closer to my actual age, meaning I relate to it more. But I was browsing the book section and thought this book looked quite interesting, and so here I am.
This book was so damn funny. I really liked that it wasn’t funny in a silly, unrealistic way. There are so many books out there, that try to be too funny, and it’s just way over the top. But the humour in this book, was done so well and I found myself laughing out loud quite a bit.
I appreciated the unique story line this book offered. The characters were already in a relationship, and rather than this book being about them resolving an issue they had in their relationship (which most books which deal with characters already in relationships are), they were happy together and trying to make a life for themselves. There were of course a few ups and downs along the way (which is to be expected), but it was very unique I found, and I liked the change of pace.
This book is full of fun and quirky characters. From the awkward mother in law who has no filter to the wacky slightly insane real estate agent, you're in for a good laugh. I loved how it was told in dual perspectives with alternating chapters, something I wasn’t expecting. I personally liked reading Dan’s chapters more because he is just such a funny, sarcastic character and really sees things for how they are. Also, I just really liked Dan and couldn’t get enough of him. Gemma was also a really nice character, although certain events in the book made me kind of not like her for about 1/3 of the story. Reading from her perspective was entertaining though and I did enjoy it.
My only issue with this book, was the ending. I felt like throughout the whole book the anticipation about what would happen was building and building, until when I finally got to it, I felt a bit let down. There were also times where I felt like the story was dragging on a bit, but it wasn’t for long so it wasn’t a huge issue for me.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It did everything it was supposed to. It made me laugh (a lot), cry and kept me coming back for more. I would definitely recommend this for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Paige Toon, or if you just want a light hearted, funny British read reminiscent of the likes of Brigit Jones' Diary.
Overall Rating: 4/5
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