Arriving on shelves February 13, 2018
4.5 laugh out loud stars 😂 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5
After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have all the trimmings of a happy life and marriage; they have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls, and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other’s sentences. However, a trip to the doctor projects they will live another 68 years together and panic sets in. They never expected “until death do us part” to mean seven decades.
In the name of marriage survival, they quickly concoct a plan to keep their relationship fresh and exciting: they will create little surprises for each other so that their (extended) years together will never become boring. But in their pursuit to execute Project Surprise Me, mishaps arise and secrets are uncovered that start to threaten the very foundation of their unshakable bond. When a scandal from the past is revealed that question some important untold truths, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other after all.
Sophie Kinsella is one of my absolute favorite authors…. i’ve read every book in the Shopaholic Series and absolutely adored Becky throughout…. what I love so much about her books are her fabulous female MC’s and Sylvie was no exception…. strong, relatable, fun, self-deprecating, and a little out of touch with reality…. i’ve read so many twisty thrillers as of late and this was just the perfect pallet cleanser!
After Sylvie and Dan are told by their doctor that they will probably live to be 100…. they both start to panic, how can we keep our marriage fresh and fabulous for another 68 years? Sylvie and Dan decide to try to “surprise“ each other in order to keep their marriage on track…. soMe of Sylvie and her BFF Tilda‘s antics in trying to come up with “surprises“ left me laughing so hard I had tears coming down my face(I think my kids thought I had gone mad)…..
Along with fabulous female main characters and tear inducing laughter….Miss Kinsella always has wonderful female relationships and almost too good to be true men in her books….Tilda was a truly fabulous BFF and Dan really had the patience of a saint….
The only “surprising“ part of this book is it had a bit of a more serious tone to it in parts… Sylvie, relationship with her mother, and her deceased father took on a very serious tone…. and admittedly I found it a little disturbing that Silvie still called her parents mommy and daddy…. in the end I thought this part of the book was done well and tied all the other pieces in the book together….
Absolutely recommend for a fun, fluffy, laugh out read… with some depth….
*** thank you too Net Galley and the publisher for a copy of this book ***