Blurb: Two’s company…
If you asked Mollie whether she struggled as a single mum, she’d have to cover her daughter’s ears before answering. Surrounded by friends, watching Esme grow into the sassiest eleven-year-old in North London, and building her name as TV chef Mollie Makes, Mollie’s never been happier. Well, that’s what she’d tell you. But as her best friends pair off, and Esme starts getting into trouble at school, Mollie wonders whether life would be different – not better…but easier – with a team mate.
Three’s a crowd?
But Esme’s dad, Jamie, would be the last man Mollie would team up with. After all, he made it clear eleven years ago that he wasn’t interested in playing the family game. So when he suddenly reappears, Mollie can’t believe her eyes. And soon, she’s got to ask herself the hardest question yet: she knows she can succeed as a single mum. But what if her daughter doesn’t want her to?
My Rating: 4.5/5
Review: Although this is book 3 in this series of books this is the first one I’ve read which doesn’t detract from the story but I think I would have had a bit more depth and understanding of the characters involved had I read the others first. However, as I’ve said this didn’t detract from the story and it was one that I really enjoyed. The story covers Mollie and her daughter Esme who have only had themselves for eleven years until Jamie, her dad, suddenly reappears in their life and complicates things.
The relationship between Mollie and Esme is lovely to watch and quite typical of the relationship of parent and child at that age and it’s interesting to watch how the relationship changes and adapts to the sudden presence of Jamie. I liked the interesting dynamic of the building they lived in with Evie and the others, it’s explained well but is clearly something that has come through from previous books and is probably dealt with in more depth there.
I know this is an incredibly short review compared to normal but there is little I can say without spoiling things. I really enjoyed this book and will be reading the others in the series as soon as I have time as this is definitely an author I want to read more from.
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About A.L. Michael
A.L Michael is a writer and workshop leader from North London. She has a BA in Creative Writing with English Lit, an MA in Creative Entrepreneurship and is starting an MsC in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes. She likes learning and hates essays.
She’s a fan of cheap wine, expensive chocolate and still wants to be a secret agent when she grows up, but she’ll settle for lying on the page.