Ooh look at me, another “girly” book in the space of a couple of months. I’m obviously feeling the urge to fill some void!

This is a very lovely book; the 2 viewpoints of Holly and Alex work really well, blending and giving us two sides to the same story and I enjoyed reading both equally.

It’s quite funny, in a smiling to yourself rather than laugh out loud, but enough to warrant a warm fuzzy feeling from the outset.

On page 339 my little one decided he really needed a cut-up orange to accompany the veritable feast of a Peppa Pig marathon, and whilst I did oblige, I tried to do it quickly so I could finish the book. See, praise indeed!

I do admit to internally shouting at Holly for the vast majority of the book, as well as wanting to kick Alex to get him to open his eyes and stop being such a man! But everything makes perfect, if irritating sense unfortunately.

The friendship between the two of them is lovely, but just as much is that of Alex and Kev. Kev being a cringingly annoying knob, but at heart also a great bloke who, and I hope this isn’t too much of a spoiler, I’m glad got the happiness he deserved. The writing is such that I got a real sense of all the characters, from Holly’s mum right down to the teenage tearaway Kenny.

The Best Thing That Never Happened To Me, provided a very welcome break to the recent glut of psychological thrillers that I seem to have read recently. It’s good to escape every now and again, and this book certainly ticks all the boxes.