No, We Can't Be Friends: A totally perfect romantic comedy

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‘SIMPLY BRILLIANT… I finished the book at 3:40 am and I was so happy that I lost my hours of sleep over this book. One of my great midnight reads.’ Book Reviews by Shalini, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


He was perfect. Denim-blue eyes, a dazzling smile. And he hadn’t sent me a picture of his junk. Which is about as rare, these days, as a Dodo.


When Sloane met Myles, everything fell into place. He loved a Martini almost as much as she did, shared her passion for four-cheese pizzas, and made her laugh harder than any episode of Friends. She’d found The One at last and she could finally delete Tinder, forgetting all those waste-of-space men she’d never have to date again.


But then she finds out that Myles has a secret. A very big one.


The fairytale is over. Her heart is blown to smithereens. Drowning her sorrows in Ben & Jerry’s can only get Sloane so far before she has to decide… Can she learn to love herself more than she loved the love of her life? And what if, after everything, she’s got Myles – and his secret – all wrong?


No, We Can’t Be Friends is a brilliantly relatable, hilarious and feel-good novel that every woman with a waste-of-space ex HAS to read! If you’re a fan of romantic comedies by Sophie Kinsella and Lindsey Kelk, and TV shows like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin, pick up this laugh-out-loud book – you won’t regret it.


Readers totally love No, We Can’t Be Friends:


Had me laughing out loud! What a refreshing read… Excellent... If you need a feel-good, funny, witty read, this should be it!A Book with Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Made me scream with laughter… There are no words to adequately describe how much I adored this book… I read the entire story in one sitting.’ The Bespectacled Bibliophile, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Had me hooked right through to the very last word!... Had me smiling from ear to ear, I laughed at some of her antics and I absolutely LOVED the ending (and yes, it did make me cry just a little bit)!... An emotional, heart-warming story with plenty of love and laughter.’ Stardust Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Simply brilliant and absolutely unputdownable... So good. Like, so so good... I literally devoured it in one go and that’s never happened to me before... Honestly I can’t praise this book enough.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Cracked me up from the very beginning of this book!! I could not stop laughing!... One story that pulled on my heart strings...’ Heidi Lynn Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐


I LOVED IT!... STRONG, relatable, & a kickass female lead! Guess what the best revenge to a broken heard is??? I'll tell you it’s moving the HELL ON! I was there for every minute of the narrative. The last part of the book is worth it! It was the best ending!Book Sparks, ⭐⭐⭐⭐


I absolutely adored this book… Made me laugh out loud.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


'Absolutely everything chick lit should be!... Did I laugh? You betcha! Did my self-esteem feel a bit of a boost? Yup! Do I feel a sense of hope that things will work out okay? Absolutely!... I'd say this book ticked all the right boxes for me... Page-turner!' One Page at a Time, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


I really loved this book. Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


I just adored this book!... A very relatable story as any of us who have gone through a long-term relationship breakup or a divorce will vouch for, but also very uplifting and heart-warming.’ Reading Tonic, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


This one had me laughing out loud!… If you need a feel-good, funny, witty read, this should be it!’ A Book with Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐


'Honestly I can't praise this book enough.' Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Really loved this book... Devoured it in one sitting. Totally recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘I loved this book… Extremely relatable and I completely fell in love with the main character. The book made me laugh and kept me turning page after page.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Has put a smile on my face.’ B for Bookreview, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


UNPUTDOWNABLEI loved the story.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


I probably shouldn't admit this but I found myself sneaking onto my phone at work to keep on reading this.’ Lace and Dagger Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐


An absolute joy!Beanie Bookworm, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Bookouture
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Jan 10, 2020
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332
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9781838881351
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Holiday
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Women
Humor / General
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‘Absolutely brilliant… I devoured it in a few hours because it was impossible to put down… Be prepared for a rollercoaster of emotions… Packed full of laughs... Had me laughing all the way through… Perfect.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

Is this all there is? I scraped the last dregs of Caramel Chew Chew ice cream out of the bottom of the tub with my finger and licked it. It left a sticky smear on my phone’s screen when I typed into Google, “How to find love, sex and happiness.”

 

Charlotte has always been a good girl. But being good is getting boring…

 

She’s not just stuck in a rut – she’s buried in it up to her chin. The only company she has in bed is the back catalogue of Netflix and falling in love feels like the stuff of fairy tales. So when she stumbles across a popular podcast, ‘Sorry Not Sorry’, which challenges women to embrace their inner bad girl, she jumps at the chance to shake things up.

 

Old Charlotte would never ask for a stranger’s number, go on a blind date or buy lacy lingerie… But New Charlotte is waving goodbye to her comfort zone (with a side order of margaritas). And it turns out that good things happen to bad girls…

 

A fabulously feel-good novel that will make you laugh till you cry and leave you living life to the full, margarita in hand! If you’re a fan of romantic comedies by Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk or Matt Dunn, and love TV shows like Girls, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin, you won’t be able to put down this hilarious read.

 

Readers are absolutely loving Sorry Not Sorry:

 

‘OMG THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST ROMANCE BOOKS I’VE EVER READ… I literally laughed out loud because it is just too relatable and too funny… Reminds me of Sophie Kinsella… CANNOT wait to read more books from this author!!’ Bookish Bibliophile, 5 stars

 

‘I don't know how much my review will do justice to this book with my sleep induced brain, but my excited heart won't allow me to rest until I have posted this. Have you ever felt that particular urge to share your excitement just after reading an amazing novel? Ever experienced that bubbling happiness that won't be subdued?... There is only one thing I can shout at you: READ IT! … An excellent light read that is hard to put down. It cost me a night's sleep, but that was so worth it. Happy reading everyone!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

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New Year’s Eve. The most over-rated night of the year, right? I have to get through a night of enforced fun, drink all the prosecco and talk about new beginnings. But I don’t want new beginnings. I want my old beginning back.


It’s been ten days, two hours and forty-three minutes since Tansy got dumped. Two heartbreaking weeks since Renzo, who made her weak at the knees and dizzy with excitement, found out Tansy’s secret – and ended it on the spot.


Since then, she’s spent every evening scrolling through their old photos, drunk texted him twenty-six times (he stopped reading after five), and lost count of how many packets of Kleenex she’s cried her way through.


That’s where Operation Get Renzo Back comes in. She ropes in a new wing-woman, maxes out her credit card and accidentally-on-purpose bumps into him at every opportunity. Oh, and she finds a fake boyfriend, as you do…


But while she’s busy pretending, Tansy’s plan is thrown a major curveball. She has to learn the hard way that it’s not her, it’s him – and that sometimes, a break-up can end up being the making of you.


A fresh, funny and fabulous novel for anyone who has been dumped, got a post-break-up haircut, stalked an ex on Facebook, and then realised they were WAY better off without them. Fans of Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk and Matt Dunn will love this laugh-out-loud read.


Readers absolutely love It’s Not You It’s Him:


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‘Totally hooked me in… I loved the humor… I am excited to recommend this book to my friends!’ NetGalley Reviewer


‘Seriously funny… I cannot recommend this book highly enough and will be telling all the patrons that come into my library for a good summer read to get this!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘I was constantly saying I'm just going to read a little longer until I finally looked up and it was 2:00 in the morning and I had finished the book.’ NetGalley Reviewer


‘Genuinely made me laugh out loud! Perfect.’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘A feel-good, laugh-out-loud rom com that is hugely relatable.’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘Absolutely gorgeous… Sharp humour, witty characters, real dialogue and lots of laughs sewn together with awkward and heartfelt moments. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘I struggled to put this book down!... Sophie Ranald really brought all the feels… Definitely pick up this book!’ Dream Come Review

‘LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! After months of struggling to find another author I love as much as I love Sophie Kinsella I have found her! Could not put this book down. Ending up sneaking a few lines in here and there, even in a lift whilst shopping!... Fab read, funny and LOL.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


You know when you sleep through your alarm, trip over running for the bus, and then someone points out that your dress is stuck into your hotdog-print knickers? That’s basically my life right now.


Gemma didn’t expect her life to look like this. She’s still living with her mother, who steals her leggings and tells her off for leaving crumbs in the butter. After twenty failed interviews she thought she’d got her dream job as a journalist – except it turns out to be writing articles about cats that look like George Clooney. Luckily she has her wonderful boyfriend, Jack, to help her forget just how awful things are.


Then Jack dumps her out of the blue. With nothing but her childhood teddy bear, Stanley, and a whole heap of heartbreak, Gemma resolves to turn things around. She throws herself into her new job and soon she’s hanging out with cheeky, golden-haired hunk Charlie, eating in swanky restaurants and sipping trendy cocktails – and her old life seems like a distant memory.


But it’s not long until her shiny new world starts to lose its sparkle – and Gemma misses the days of wearing battered pink converse and eating peanut butter on toast in bed. Then Jack turns up, backpack in tow, and things start to go wrong with Charlie. ‘Out with the old, in with the new’, the saying goes. But what happens if neither one is quite right?


This laugh-out-loud romantic comedy is for anyone who’s ever cried their eyes out to love songs after a break-up or accidentally drunk-texted their ex. Fans of Sophie Kinsella and Lindsey Kelk will love this unmissable read which is all about falling in love with the most important person: yourself!

 

This book was previously published as the Truth About Gemma Grey.


Readers absolutely love Out with the Ex, In with the New:


‘Laugh-out-loud goodness!... If you are looking for something to devour over a few days check this one out!!... I could not stop reading.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘Perfect!... Lots of fun, lovable and well-drawn characters, witty and pacy. Read it in one sitting and now going to read the Sophie Ranald back-catalogue!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘Made me literally laugh out loud and I lost count of how many times I lol’ed!’ Steph and Chris Book Review


‘Oh my goodness, I enjoyed this book!... I highly recommend it!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘Loved it!!’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘Funny, relatable and just totally fabulous. I didn’t want to put it down.’ Beanie Bookworm, 5 stars

 

‘It’s a pure joy to read this.’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘Funny and addictive! Great read, glued to it! Looking forward to the next one!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘What a great read! Funny and timely.’ Tracy Bloom

 

‘I really really enjoyed this book… Lots of messages about loving who you are and not needing the approval of others. It’s a story about finding your own way and realising that sometimes dreams need to change and grow… Well done Sophie Ranald!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Such fun!... It gave me just what I was looking for – a huge hug!’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘This is chick lit at its best!... Just read it for yourself!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘I really loved this book … I knew I would!’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘Fabulous!... Full of funny moments, girly moments, romance, wine, coffee, and cats. Can you go wrong with that combo? I think not!’ Goodreads Reviewer

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