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It’s Not You It’s Him by Sophie Ranald
About The Book
New Year’s Eve. The most overrated night of the year, right? I have to get through a night of enforced fun, drink all the prosecco and talk about new beginnings. But I don’t want new beginnings. I want my old beginning back.
It’s been ten days, two hours and forty-three minutes since Tansy got dumped. Two heartbreaking weeks since Renzo, who made her weak at the knees and dizzy with excitement, found out Tansy’s secret – and ended it on the spot.
Since then, she’s spent every evening scrolling through their old photos, drunk texted him twenty-six times (he stopped reading after five), and lost count of how many packets of Kleenex she’s cried her way through.
That’s where Operation Get Renzo Back comes in. She ropes in a new wing-woman, maxes out her credit card and accidentally-on-purpose bumps into him at every opportunity. Oh, and she finds a fake boyfriend, as you do…
But while she’s busy pretending, Tansy’s plan is thrown a major curveball. She has to learn the hard way that it’s not her, it’s him – and that sometimes, a break-up can end up being the making of you.
This is not only a romantic story but a personal success story, Tansy thinks that her ex-boyfriend is the best man in the world and is ready to do anything necessary to return with him. The only problem is that this “best” man in the world is not as perfect as she thinks and she should be happy being free of his influence.
I am a little ambivalent about this book, I liked the story, but I didn’t like much the characters. Tansy values more money and success than respect and friendship; of course during the book she will see how wrong she is. But it was not nice seeing how she was treated by Renzo (her ex-boyfriend) and knowing that she would do anything to return with him. I don’t think she really values herself, she is being used and disrespected all the time but thinks that he loves her. I would not say anything about Renzo, I didn’t like him at all.
Tansy will have to change her way to see herself and how people should see her. Her way to act is a result from a bad experience when she was a teenager. Because the story is told between Tansy’s memories when she was a teenager and all her delightful dates with Renzo.
The story is funny and likeable, but I really can not understand how she can accept to be so underestimated and didn’t complain at all. The good think is that in the end she understands what has real value in life and what is worth the fight.
Sometimes It’s Not You It’s Him, you only have to see it.
About The Author
Sophie Ranald is the youngest of five sisters. She was born in Zimbabwe and lived in South Africa until an acute case of itchy feet brought her to London in her mid-20s. As an editor for a customer publishing agency, Sophie developed her fiction-writing skills describing holidays to places she’d never visited. In 2011, she decided to disregard all the good advice given to aspiring novelists and attempt to write full-time. After one false start, It Would Be Wrong to Steal My Sister’s Boyfriend (Wouldn’t It?) seemed to write itself. Her second, third and fourth novels followed, and The Truth About Gemma Grey was released in summer 2017. Sophie also writes for magazines and online about food, fashion, finance and running. She lives in south-east London with her amazing partner
Hopi and Purrs, their adorable little cat.