5 out of 5
Book by Sophie Ranald
Sorry, Not Sorry is a fun, entertaining novel and an easy read, perfect for a lazy day on the beach or after a long day at work. If follows the story of Charlotte, a bored twenty-seven year old woman struggling to find love. When she listens to the podcast “Sorry Not Sorry,” which encourages women to find their inner bad girl and jump into the dating game, Charlotte takes the challenge and stumbles into a comedy of errors.
There are laugh-out-loud moments, cringe-worthy moments, and fun surprise moments. The writing is easy to follow and the pace is comfortable for a late night read with a cuppa. Charlotte is a well-developed and relatable character as she struggles through love’s highs and lows. She fumbles around in the dating game, mostly making a fool out of herself, but learns from her experiences and earns self-respect. And of course, the person she ends up with is the last person she expects.
This isn’t a fast-paced narrative, but the writing style (told from Charlotte’s perspective) is often dead-pan and witty, and is extremely gratifying. The supporting characters are developed well and are believable—we all have a friend or a boss like Charlotte’s.
Overall, this is an enjoyable chick-lit rom-com. It won’t change your life, but it’s a must-read for anyone who loves romance and humour.