[This review contain spoiler-ish ranting so proceed at your own risk] I’m very happy that this third book is finally about Coco. I loved Coco and her always-happy character and I’ve been dying to read her story since the first book! Here, Coco narrates her feelings on living in Brooklyn with her sister and three other friends, her job as an assistant preschool teacher and her quest for her one true love.
To easily understand Coco, you need to know three things on her “Happy List”
- She wants to be thin.
- She wants to fall in love.
- She wants to figure out what I’m going to do with the rest of my damn life.
Uhm, yes. Apparently, Coco has some body issue and many other things that make me want to shake her so bad because she just got everything wrong and I’m glad that she decided to finally take some control and speak up!
The first half of the story will make your blood-pressure gettin’ out of control because of so many reasons especially if you’ve been following the girls since the first book. I will mention a few of ‘em. Pia – gawd, I just wanna smack her into oblivion. Really, Miss Burgess – was that even necessary? Pia who professed to be crazy, madly in love with Aidan and that happened? I was like – fucking fuck! One of my biggest pet peeves! Ack! Ack! I’m never gonna like Pia again. Never. What a sl**. Okay, that was my rant number one which I just really need to vent out.
Number 2. Julia. You are a crazy control freak. Yes, you and your dad are trying to protect Coco but jeez, she’s 21 for fuck’s sake! I was like rolling my eyes all over that scene where they had this family meeting and don’t even get me started with that Topher guy. Really, that’s it? Where are the “avengers?” when you needed them?
And where the hell was Sam in this story? After that ending in the second book, you’d give us a page of him and that’s it? I feel like pulling all my hair everywhere because it’s just so frustrating. I understand that this was Coco’s time to shine but man’ really? Why’d you do that to us???
Let’s go to the positive side of this third book. Joe. Glorious Irish-Joe. I loved Joe. I am in love with his character. I daresay he’s the best thing to ever happen in this book. I loved their whole set-up and the chemistry between him and Coco was too adorbs! I feel like he’s the saving grace of this whole book.
At the end of the book, we still got the same Coco. I wished the change in her was drastic. She was still very forgiving (teehee sorry I just have to write this one – I think I’ve some anger management issue LOL and I want ‘em girls to really served it with the guys and not just some lame revenge kind of thing) and very much the same Coco with a new goal and a hot new boyfriend. It was a fun read nonetheless. Will I be reading more from this series? Yes, I’d love to read something from Madeleine and see the development with the rest of the girls’ respective relationships.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Expected publication: November 10th 2015 by St. Martin’s Griffin
About The Author
Gemma started writing anti-romantic comedies for girls who like chicklit that comforts and charms without the silly fluffy bits. She lives in Notting Hill in London, but grew up all over the place – mostly Hong Kong. She loves talking and writing, not necessarily in that order.
She also loves burgers, vodka, white-tipped Marlboro Lights, OK GO, Sixteen Candles, Lucky Jim, anything from Nora Ephron and Jilly Cooper, new wave music and clothes.
Email Gemma at email@example.com or get in touch with Sammie Rafique at Avon / Harper Collins, Laura Longrigg at MBA Literary Agents (London) or Jill Grinberg at Jill Grinberg Literary Management (New York).