Wilde Like Me by Louise Pentland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
You'll never forget the day you meet Robin Wilde!
Robin Wilde is an awesome single mum. She's great at her job. Her best friend Lacey and bonkers Auntie Kath love her and little Lyla Blue to the moon and back. From the outside, everything looks just fine.
But behind the mask she carefully applies every day, things sometimes feel . . . grey. And lonely.
After 4 years (and 2 months and 24 days!) of single-mum-dom, it's time for Robin Wilde to Change. Her. Life!
A little courage, creativity and help from the wonderful women around her go a long way. And Robin is about to embark on quite an adventure . . .
Really enjoyed this lighthearted funny chic lit - such a change to be able to laugh out loud at the antics and situational comedy that is so well crafted in this girly book. Lovely likeable central character Robin Wilde and her adorable six year old daughter Lyla Blue find themselves abandoned when Lyla's father Simon leaves them to 'find himself' and finds a much younger woman into the bargain. Robin and Lyla have to build their lives alone and although she absolutely adores her daughter Robin is desperately lonley and needs a life where she's not constantly watching childrens' TV and eating fish fingers for tea. She doesn't feel she belongs in any social group not even the snooty mums clique at the school and doesn't have anything to occupy her time. She's trying to juggle being a single mum and living up to what she thinks if the perfect examples of the other mums at Lyla's school.
It does get a bit 'poor me' in places but luckily the humour does keep it going nicely. Enjoyable read, I read this in a day so that must say something - along the lines of Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk et al and if you enjoy these authors then this will not disappoint. Nice to read something light hearted and did have the feel good factor at the end. I can see this character appearing again, there seems to be a bit of mileage in Robin Wilde and if there is a sequel then I will definitely read it. Good holiday reading. Well deserved 4 stars for this one.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.