Friday 17 July 2020

Review: In Case You Missed it by Lindsey Kelk

When Ros steps off a plane after four years away she’s in need of a job, a flat and a phone that actually works. And, possibly, her old life back. Because everyone at home has moved on, her parents have reignited their sex life, she’s sleeping in a converted shed and she’s got a bad case of nostalgia for the way things were.
Then her new phone begins to ping with messages from people she thought were deleted for good. Including one number she knows off by heart: her ex’s.
Sometimes we’d all like the chance to see what we’ve been missing…


Review: Oof this book hits close to home and because of that of course it is amazing. Lindsey Kelk has been making me laugh for over 10 years now and she continued to do so with this latest novel (believe me that is a big accomplishment in the climate we’re living in right now) I loved this book from start to finish and I think everyone should read it. 

Ros is fab and is so easy to relate to. She finds herself moving back in with her parents after starting off a new life in Washington. I really felt for her having to do this and going back knowing there would be questions, I can literally still feel her pain now but thankfully she has an amazing group of friends who are there to cushion the blow. 

I loved Ros’s friendship group and they represent a fairly typical friendship group for me, I really felt like they could have been my friends. Lucy is about to have a baby and brings all the fun and games involved with that. Adrian is single and really doesn’t have a clue about how real people live since he seems to be stinking rich and then there is Sumi, I love her and she and Jenny Lopez could totally take over the world. Sumi almost has it all and the things she doesn’t have yet, she is on her way to conquering-just fab. 

Of course we have some love interest options in this book and I absolutely fell head over heels in love with bar owner John. He is so generous and understanding and funny and helpful and we all need him in our lives. Then there is the love interest we love to hate and oh my goodness I hated him so much. Bravo to Lindsey Kelk for writing an amazing villain. 

Ros is lucky enough to land a new job for a podcast production company and this is where we get to another thing that this author does so well, her books are always up to date and relevant and real with interesting and exciting corners of the internet and the job market in general. We cover Esports and a YouTube gamer child-star with the best character name ever! I do feel like this name was inspired by the movie Cats I have to say. But all of this is the reality of the market we live in, podcasts are massive and child YouTube billionaires are a real thing and so I loved reading about them in this novel.

The cast of characters in this novel is also wonderfully relevant and diverse and I love that Lindsey Kelk is doing what is often missing in modern romcom. We have characters who are non-white and non-straight, older characters enjoying a full sex life the representation in this novel is just on point and this is what elevates it from being a good novel to be a great novel and one you should definitely all read!

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