As many of you already know I read a LOT of books. Sadly, there are many writers out there who are great, but just don’t get the chance as the competition is fierce and us readers can be a critical bunch! Every now and then the same author’s debut novels keep popping up and somewhere along the line Sue Watson’s name came up to the point I clicked on the author page. When I read her paragraph on her author page, it kind of made my mind up that I really wanted to give her book a go.
Overweight TV Producer Stella is currently working on a gardening programme and that’s how Sue’s book starts. In the first two or three chapters I realised that I absolutely loved Sue Watson’s humour. Her characters just radiated brilliance and I fell in love with the `not quite perfect’ Stella. Stella is trying desperately to manage a career, a disgruntled husband and a young daughter. Stella’s boss MJ is determined to make her life hell and some of the scenes you read concerning MJ are hilarious. It’s difficult to say too much without plot spoiling, but I will say that we see Stella do her best to ensure MJ never humiliates her again!
When Stella makes huge changes to her career, she has the support of her two friends Lizzie and Al. I must just say that Al deserves a lead of his own in another book as he was just brilliant in this one. Although the storyline may be a little clichéd, the writing and comedy value made it a winner in my eyes. I read the book in a day and am really looking forward to her second book. I’m just crossing my fingers and hoping that she creates a book that is just as funny as the first.