The Do Over by Sharon M Peterson – book tour | AD
I was invited to take a closer look at The Do Over by Sharon M Peterson to join in with the Bookature book tour. I love a nice easy chick lit read when I’m in the mood for one, but was so pleased to discover that there was so much more to The Do Over. Released on 1st August, it’s available now to buy.
Here’s what I thought.
Sorry, the old Perci can’t come to the phone right now.
There’s nothing like experiencing the most humiliating break-up in history for a serious wake-up call. After getting dumped over the radio, with millions of listeners tuning in, my life is in serious need of a do-over.
Trying to please everyone else isn’t working, so it’s time to focus on me. Cue my anti New Year’s resolutions that even I can’t fail at:
- Stop dating. (Men are the worst.)
- Stop trying to lose weight. (I’m never giving up chocolate!)
- Stop working so hard. (Selling mortgages is not my dream career.)
- Stop trying to live up to unrealistic expectations. (Start living my best life!)
But not everyone is on board with the new Perci—my overbearing mother is still dreaming about me walking down the aisle with my awful ex. To keep her far away from my love life I made up an imaginary boyfriend, but in a moment of panic I accidentally blurted out my not-so-imaginary neighbor’s name instead!
Nate, the bad boy next door with gorgeous hazel eyes, a razor-sharp jawline and mysterious scar, might be hot, but he’s definitely not my boyfriend. Now all I need to do is stick to my resolutions while also keeping my interfering family away from my non-existent lover who has no idea that we’re fake dating. What could possibly go wrong?
WHAT I THOUGHT
I absolutely loved The Do Over and smashed it in a single day. I loved Perci so much and really enjoyed her finding out who she is and taking control of her life. Her relationships are complicated and she doesn’t really know who she is outside of trying to force herself into someone her mother wants her to be. To Do Over is a such a sweet read the flows effortlessly. Think chick lit but with a lot of depth and characters that have real flaws.
I loved that Perci was a curvy woman who learns to embrace who she is. I love Mimi as a strong patriarch that loves her daughter but recognises her flaws. I love that despite the mistakes they all make, the relationships are all born from love.
Overall this is a book about female empowerment and relationships which did come at a cost of the male characters who often felt like they were there as storyline props rather fully developed characters in their own right. Do you know what though? I really didn’t care. I was so invested in Perci and her journey of self-discovery, I didn’t care that it came at a cost of some of the other characters.
A great summer read, I would definitely recommend this one and have not doubt you won’t be able to put it down either. Out now, it’s only £1.99 for the Kindle edition so, what are you waiting for?
FIND OUT MORE
Want to read more? Then why not check out some of the other blogs on this tour who are all sharing their opinions too.
DISCLOSURE – I was provided with an electronic version of this book so that I was able to take part in this book tour. As always though, all thoughts and opinions are my own.