The Not So Secret Emails Of Coco Pinchard
Source: Review copy courtesy of author
Blurb: Coco Pinchard was never a single thirty something, she married young, had a son, and put her dream to be a writer on hold. Now her first novel is published and husband Daniel has greyed nicely into a silver fox. It should be time to enjoy life...
That is, until the annual family christmas when her hideous mother-in-law Ethel comes to stay, and Coco opens her gift from Daniel. It's not the jewellery she chose - its an iPhone. This marks the start of Daniel's mid life crisis and she catches him in bed with a younger woman.
The iPhone becomes a confessional of sorts through emails to her friend Chris, an ageing trustafarian and Marika, a slightly alcoholic school teacher Coco documents her seemingly endless (and often entertaining!) run of bad luck.
Then she meets the hunky Adam, and she's back in the world of dating as a single forty something...
Read the emails that tell the hilarious tale of Coco picking up the pieces, in this fun, feel good Romantic Comedy.
Review: OK, so after a good amount of pages of The Not So Secret Emails Of Coco Pinchard I was lost. I didn't have a clue what was going on. I didn't know who anyone was and I was convinced there had to be a book before this one. After searching, I found that actually this is book one in a series. I re started, but stlll found it very hard to get into for the same reasons. Carrying on, I started to relax and seen that, Robert Bryndza is a talented writer and has a very dry Witt, but because it was in email format it kind of went over my head. Does that make sense? Basically I mean I probably would have enjoyed it a lot more if it was written like a novel with a few emails thrown in for good measure. I know that's the whole concept of the book like.
I did, however, get a Facebook debate out of this book though. I asked on my personal account whether the word Slag or Slut was harsher as an insult to a marriage wrecker. Turned out to be an hysterical feed. Thanks for that Robert :)