Wilde Like Me Book Review

Hi beauties, 
I hope you're all having a lovely weekend. 
I finally finished Wilde Like Me. I delayed finishing this because I was enjoying it so much, I didn't want it to end! 
I briefly mentioned how much I was enjoying this in my monthly favourites, so today I thought I'd share my full review. Grab a cup of tea and get cosy.... 

"Single mum Robin Wilde adores her six-year-old daughter and loves her job as a make up artist's assistant. She has a wonderful best friend and an auntie who is bonkers, yes, but loves her to the moon and back. 

But Robin has a secret. Behind the mask she carefully applies every day, things just feel ... grey. And lonely. She struggles to fit in with the school mum crew. Online dating is totally despair-inducing, and she worries every day about raising her little girl with self-confidence, courage and joy.

What Robin longs for is someone (over the age of six) to share with - someone who's always on her team. 

Exciting new opportunities are about to come Robin's way ... Perhaps a man, perhaps the chance of a lifetime ...

What will Robin do with the possibilities she creates for herself? And what potential will she unlock if she takes the leap?" 

After 4 years (2 months, and 15 days!) of single-mum-dom, it's time for Robin Wilde to Change. Her. Life." 

I can't remember the last time a book made me laugh like this. Written by popular YouTuber, Louise Pentland, Wilde Like Me definitely showcases Louise's personality on each page of her debut novel. 

I did find it hard to separate 'Robin Wilde' from Louise which meant Robin blurred into Louise for most of the book - which might be why I enjoyed this so much. From page one I felt like I was reunited with an old friend, which made it easier to get into the novel. Louise's humour shined on each page and all Robin's interactions with her daughter, Lyla just gave me warm fuzzies. Seriously, how cute is this; 

"It's one thing to perfect your liquid liner and wear an expensive shirt, but this look is coming from inside. 
"Mummy, you look like you're in a film!" Lyla said when I woke her up.
"Oh thank you, sweet pea. That's a lovely thing to say." 

Throughout the novel you're presented with various relationships, whether it's mother's and daughters, best friends, family members, each character and the relationships between them teaches the reader a lesson, the main one being that sometimes you need to stop dwelling on the negative and look around at all the wonderful people already in your life. Even if those people infuriate you half the time, you couldn't survive without them.

Overall, I really enjoyed Wilde Like Me. It's a light and easy read, however, it's not all sunshine and rainbows. Louise takes you on a one year journey through Robin's life and allows you to see how she grows as a mum, a friend, and most importantly a person. 

"I've spent all these years looking for the answer, the thing or person to rescue me, but ultimately, I just had to do it myself, for myself. It just had to be me." 

xxx Hayley

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