In Case You Missed It by Lindsey Kelk

in , by Komal, August 15, 2020

Title: In Case You Missed It
Author: Lindsey Kelk
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: July 23, 2020


Hilarious, relatable and heartwarming: the brand new romantic comedy from Lindsey Kelk.

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…


Do you want to know what part of this book was funny? All of it.

 ‘In Case You Missed It’ is one of the most hilarious rom-coms I’ve read in my entire life. Ros(pronounced as Ross in Friends, not Rose) Reynolds is a smart, funny, and kind woman who moves back home and finds nothing is the same as she’s left. She needs to deal with this transition and her parents' rekindled romance is not helping. Although her friends are against it, she reconnects with her ex Patrick Parker aka Twat-faced Wank Chops but doesn’t feel as secure in their relationship as she used to. And there’s John, a bar owner who doubles as a bartender and is puzzled by Ros. Can Ros get her dream man without losing her friends, job, or herself in the process?

“Take your time, stop running. Stand still and the clouds will clear, allow life to show you the way.”

The strength of this novel lies in its comic tone. Even the most bizarre details had a hilarious message. It was short but had slow pacing. Sumi, Lucy, Adrian, and Ros's parents were more intriguing than Ros. All of Ros' sequences with her parents were enjoyable. There’s British slang such as loo, sack, shag which matches the setting.

“It seemed foolish to keep my eyes closed now, especially since I’d seen everything, but I had been raised to be polite. And not to use the men’s toilets, but still.”

The story was extremely predictable. There should’ve been more detail on John, maybe chapters in his perspective because I didn’t know much about him throughout the novel. He was supportive, caring, and cute, also a bar owner but that’s about it. There was more focus on Patrick than John. Almost everybody except Ros sees how much of a self-absorbed douche he was, she’s never the priority to him and that’s shown repeatedly. Ros was more in love with the idea of Patrick than him. 

“A real love story-a true, enduring love story with all its ups and downs and compromises and ugly and pretty and mundane moments-would be longer than a phone book and not nearly as interesting. Grand passion might make a good read but it doesn’t make for a happy life.”

‘In Case You Missed It’ is recommended to all readers in the mood for a slow, comfy romance full of humor. ARC provided by Harper Collins and Edelweiss plus. Thank you. 


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