September 8, 2020
Blurb: One missed chance in life…one second chance in love
When Ros steps off a plane after three years away, she’s in need of a new job, a new flat and a new start. But her friends have moved on, her parents only have eyes for each other, and her bedroom has been moved into the garden shed. Suddenly, Ros has a bad case of nostalgia for the way things were.
Then her phone begins to ping with messages from her old life. Including one number she thought she’d erased forever: the man who broke her heart.
Sometimes we’d all like the chance to see what we’ve been missing…
Lindsay Kelk’s In Case You Missed It is a fun, almost slapstick-type romp about Ros, an Englishwoman who’s been working in DC but returns to her world in London several years later to see that everyone has moved on but her. That’s particularly driven home for her now that the only accommodation available to her is a shed her father has modified in the back garden.
Ros’ luck seems to change when she gets a job producing for a YouTube teenage gaming celebrity known for wearing animal-head masks as well it seems that Patrick, the man who she is certain is “the one” is interested in starting up their relationship again.
In Case You Missed It is cute, with a wide array of secondary characters who keep the pace lively.
Ros is not as savvy as I would have liked either in her working world or in her relationship with the self-centered Patrick so it made it a bit more difficult for me to identify with her. She allowed herself to be manipulated by him, and it took far too long for her to come to her senses, as far as I was concerned, especially considering that she hadn’t heard anything from him in three years and it was his decision to dump her. I always find it frustrating to read about a character who doesn’t trust their own instincts and allows themselves to be made foolish.
This is a quick read with some fun moments, so definitely a bit of escapism.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
3 out of 5 butterflies