Sorry Not Sorry – Sophie Ranald

Is this all there is? I scraped the last dregs of Caramel Chew Chew ice cream out of the bottom of the tub with my finger and licked it. It left a sticky smear on my phone’s screen when I typed into Google, “How to find love, sex and happiness.”

Charlotte has always been a good girl. But being good is getting boring…

She’s not just stuck in a rut – she’s buried in it up to her chin. The only company she has in bed is the back catalogue of Netflix and falling in love feels like the stuff of fairy tales. So when she stumbles across a popular podcast, ‘Sorry Not Sorry’, which challenges women to embrace their inner bad girl, she jumps at the chance to shake things up.

Old Charlotte would never ask for a stranger’s number, go on a blind date or buy lacy lingerie… But New Charlotte is waving goodbye to her comfort zone (with a side order of margaritas). And it turns out that good things happen to bad girls…



My review

My first book by this author and I was utterly pleased. It’s a chicklit but not the dime a dozen one. Don’t get me wrong. I am a fan of the ‘normal’ kind, but it’s an treat when the author adds a little touch of something else like a bit of suspense. This is what happend here and it gives the story some extra pizzazz.

This book is about bringing the bad girl out in you and not feeling sorry about it. Honestly, why should you? There is nothing wrong with taking some steps to make you feel on top of the world as long as you don’t hurt other people.

This is what Charlotte is embracing with open arms and good for her! Go, girl!

A very entertaining story about looking at yourself from a different point of view, making changes and coming out on top, about old friends and new ones, about love and romance.

There is some humour in it and some ‘yes, why not indeed?’ comments popped up in my mind.

I hope there is a sequel in the making, pretty please? I have no problem in putting this one on my read-it-and-loved-it pile. 5 stars.

Thank you, Sophie Ranald, Bookouture and Netgalley.

Book received courtesey of publisher/author.


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.

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