What Happens Now? by Sophia Money-Coutts Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): After eight years together, Lil Bailey thought she’d already found ‘the one’—that is, until he dumped her for a blonde twenty-something colleague. So she does what any self-respecting singleton would do: swipes right, puts on her best bra and finds herself on a first date with a handsome mountaineer called Max. What’s the worst that can happen?

Well it’s pretty bad actually. First Max ghosts her and then, after weeing on a stick (but mostly her hands), a few weeks later Lil discovers she’s pregnant. She’s single, thirty-one and living in a thimble-sized flat in London, it’s hardly the happily-ever-after she was looking for.

Lil’s ready to do the baby-thing on her own—it can’t be that hard, right? But she should probably tell Max, if she can track him down. Surely he’s not that Max, the highly eligible, headline-grabbing son of Lord and Lady Rushbrooke, currently trekking up a mountain in South Asia? Oh, maybe he wasn’t ignoring Lil after all…

Thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin UK for the opportunity to read What Happens Now? by Sophia Money-Coutts in exchange for an honest review. I have given this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Trigger Warnings: miscarriage, pregnancy, pregnancy complications, abortion, death

From the prologue I knew instantly I was going to adore this beauty of a rom-com. Sophia Money-Coutt’s writing immediately grabbed my attention; I started to snigger at the written humour and couldn’t wait to get into the story and find out what journey this novel was going to take me on. Sophia Money-Coutts, you’ve found yourself a new fan of your writing.

Lil is a brilliant character and I loved following her journey, I loved watching Lil learn and grow in this book; she was a very entertaining, relatable, brave and endearingly awkward. Max, our love interest, was a very charming and likeable man, although understandably, there were times where I started to question his motives when he ghosts Lil after their very intimate date. This book is made up of really great secondary characters as well; I absolutely adored Dennis, Jess and Clem. There’s a nice amount of development to the secondary characters so you’re able to tell them apart which I really appreciated.

About two thirds of the way through this book, I knew it was going to be a high rated book so I just had to buy a paperback version (which you can see in my photo above!). I would love to see this book turn into a movie adaptation, I think it would have a great Bridget Jones and The Holiday feel to it.

I had a really fun and enjoyable time reading this very honest and hilarious novel, which almost brought me to tears (so close!). I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading romantic comedies, especially laugh out loud romantic comedies.

Have you read What Happens Now? by Sophia Money-Coutts? If so, what did were your thoughts on the book? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading,

Claire 📚

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