This week I needed some light relief so I looked up the third instalment of this series on my Kindle…
As always lets start with the Goodreads blurb…
Since Coco Pinchard found first husband Daniel in bed with another woman, she hasn’t just picked up the pieces: she’s now a best-selling author married to her hunky soul-mate Adam. She feels stronger and wiser and surely the second time round she’ll have learnt from her mistakes?
But things aren’t going quite according to plan… Adam has lost his job, Coco’s grown-up son Rosencrantz seems to have derailed his life in spectacular fashion, and ex-mother-in-law Ethel keeps letting herself into the house thanks to an endless supply of spare keys. When literary agent Angie takes on Coco’s arch rival, the indomitable Regina Battenberg, it looks as though things can’t get any worse. And then Coco discovers she’s pregnant; at 44.
Can she really go through it all again? Sleepless nights, stretch marks on top of stretch marks, and poo as a normal topic of conversation?
The third and final book in Robert Bryndza’s bestselling series is a hilarious diary with Coco’s trademark wit and honesty, tracing the raging hormones and extraordinary twists that take her to motherhood for the second time.
Now as you know I always use the Goodread blurb in order to avoid spoilers but I actually think this blurb sells this author short this time. As well as the wit and humour I have come to expect in this series, he also tackles some very serious and dark subjects but manages to do so in a way which in no way detracts from the laughter, rather it provides a poignant counterbalance. I confess one semi spoiler in that part way through the book I thought I was going to fall out with the series over the death of one of my favourite characters, and yes I know we all have to kill people off sometimes but I hope should this one ever really meet her demise she will go with spectacular style.
The blurb says this is the final books but I do know there is a recently released prequel A Very Coco Christmas: A Coco Pinchard Christmas novella and I really do hope he will continue this series as it is set up for lots more adventures. It is a fine line deciding when a series is done but this one certainly is not, I would love at least another book or two now and then if the author feels they need to break away from Coco maybe a book every five or ten years to catch up with these amazing characters.
So scores on the doors, well of course it has to be the same as the others, if anything I give this 5 out of 5 plus a bonus cupcake for keeping such a high standard throughout the series.