Good Evening All,
It’s officially British summertime! The clocks have changed and I couldn’t be happier. It seems as though the sun has made an appearance over the weekend and I’m thrilled to have some sunshine after what feels like the longest time. I’ve had the joy of driving in the sunshine listening to the second in the Coco Pinchard series and just like the first book (for which you can read my review here), I giggled my way all the way through.
Coco Pinchard returns in this book; post divorce, in the whirlwind of success following her first book and very much in love with her dishy younger man, Adam. Everything is going swimmingly for Coco (even with her nightmare ex-mother in law Ethel still on the scene). So well in fact, that she decides to ask Adam to move into her rather large London pad with her. Except in true Coco style, it doesn’t all go quite to plan and on the day of the big move, Adam does a disappearing act, leaving Coco confused and at the beginning of a path of drama to find out just what has happened.
Firstly, I have to say I was thrilled when I started listening that the same narrator is used for the second Coco book. I loved her in the first book and loved her still for this one. She does a brilliant job of bringing Coco and the other characters to life and has such a dry tone which is exactly what tickles my funny bone! What I didn’t expect before I started, was that this book would again be in the form of emails sent from Coco to the various people in her life. I just assumed that that was the structure of the first book due to it’s title (The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard). I wasn’t at all disappointed as I like the way its written and how it sucks me into Coco’s life.
Of course my love for Coco lives on and she’s just as hilarious in this book as she was previously. What I would do to have a friend like Coco purely for entertainment purposes. Imagine awkward situation after even more awkward situation and that’s Coco’s life. I liked that we got to hear more about the friendship between Coco and Marika this time around as it wasn’t until getting into this one that I realised that their relationship is almost skimmed over a little in number one of the series. Their friendship isn’t all wine drinking and giggles which I love. All friendships have their ups and downs.
As cheesy as it sounds I found listening to this book really comforting; almost like catching up with friends I’ve not seen in some time. The characters are so real and relatable in so many ways that it’s like sitting down with the girls and getting all the latest gossip. I have to match this book to it’s predecessor and award it with 4 stars. I miss hearing about all of the characters funny tales already and will be getting hold of the third book in the series as soon as I can.
“I haven’t hoovered, Meryl,” I said as Wilfred started to turbo crawl and disappeared round the back of the sofa. “It’s okay,” she said. “I want him to build up his resistance and be exposed to lots of germs. That’s one of the reasons we popped over.” Rosencrantz and I looked at each other.”
Coco Pinchard’s Big Fat Tipsy Wedding by Robert Bryndza