Jessica Bradley has it all: the perfect boyfriend; influential healthy-eating blog; successful PR company and wonderful daughter, Anna. Or at least that is what her thousands of followers believe.
The truth is, her boyfriend just broke up with her in four words on a post-it; her zest for healthy-eating has all but disappeared; her PR success is all reliant on her now not-so-honest online-life and she just got caught eating her daughter’s Coco-Pops.
So as they say: fake it ’til you make it. A few little white lies and phoney smiling selfies and Jess can keep up appearances. But when her real-life starts to spiral out of control how can Jess tell the truth from the lies? And will she be able to seize real happiness when it is right in front of her?
Published by Orion, 28th May 2020, 384 Pages
Jess is trying to do it all whilst promoting her picture perfect life to the world via her blog and Instagram, only it’s all fake. Everything that built her following, like workouts and healthy eating, have fallen at the wayside and Dave, whose abs gain her more likes than anything else she posts, has left her. Yet determined not to let anyone see what’s happening she continues to post perfect life pictures and tweets and builds up a web of lies, each leading to disastrously funny consequences.
This is an easy, light-hearted, modern read that had me laughing out loud. I like the use of different medias such as tweets, emails and newspaper articles and thought that the use of social media through out was written really well. As someone who blogs and uses Instagram/twitter I found a lot of it very relatable, we have all thought about how many followers we have or how many likes and I pretty sure we have all made a coffee specifically for use in a photo…
My only qualm with the book is that she didn’t seem to care about her daughter at all, the author wrote that she cared but it wasn’t believable as she barely spoke to her through out the whole book!
Thanks to @alexxlayt at @orionbooks for my #gifted copy in exchange for review.