In Case You Missed It
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 beg...more
I’ve been reading Lindsey Kelk for years; she is without a doubt one of my all time favourite authors. I have read all of her adult novels and have always really enjoyed them. So much so that as soon as she announces a new novel I hit that preorder button. However there’s always a certain trepidation I experience whenever I embark on a new read by her. Will it be as good as past novels? Can she really deliver something so funny again? Etc etc.
So it is with the greates ...more
Ros returns home to the U.K. after putting in four long years in Washington DC. She’s positively thrilled and beyond anxious to slip back into her life with her best friends and parents. And oh yeah, maybe that short-sighted boyfriend that let her go just a bit too easily.
Small problem. Her loving, (not so) straight-laced parents don’t want her back in the house. It seems they have “rekindled” their intimacy. In the word ...more
After failing to make it big in DC, Ros hightails it back home to London and her parent’s house. Little does she know that they’ve renovated the shed in their backyard just for her. How sweet it’s not!
Now that Ros is back, she reconnects with old friends, and thanks to a little phone blip that sent a mass text to “all contacts” in her phone with an “I’m back message,” she also reconnects with her ex-boyfriend Pat ...more
Let’s get one thing clear right off the bat: this is a really good book, but this isn’t a romance.
At least, it doesn’t fit most readers’ current definition of a romance. The male and female leads aren’t constantly around each other, the main plot doesn’t revolve around them getting together, and for 98% of this book, they aren’t even remotely close to becoming a couple.
This is women’s fiction. And yes, I know that a lot of people don’t like that name, but honestly, I can’t think of any other way ...more
There are some humor, some deep meaningful conversation about love. Different kind of love. Love from parents to their child, love between friends and romantic love.
Sadly for me, the story feels flat. I want it to be picked up with more twist/ drama. I wait and wait and wait. Feel like nothing happen. Oh well.. ...more
In this book, you read about 32-year-old Ros who is returning to London from Washington D.C. and is looking for a job, going back to her old life and a little bit of romance. Oh, and she is living in a converted shed at the edge of her parent's garden.
*EXTREME SPOILERS* I REPEAT DON'T READ IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE SPOILED FOR THIS BOOK!!
The first 1/3
It took me a ...more
Talk about pruh·dik·tuh·bl.
Now before diving into this review, I just wanted to mention that the sushi scene was down right funny as shit and probably this books saving grace. Plus this scene alone saved me from dropping this book all together since I loved the rekindled romance/reconnection between Ros parents. No fucks were given and honestly I was probably more invested in their story than our lead heroine.
Ros failed to impress me and I just wished she pushed her romantic f ...more
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- ...more
She sends out a mass text to let everyone know her new number and that she’s home. That brings some unwelcome pics and an old flame looking to reunite...
Living at home has its issues as well. Her father has designed her own ‘shed’ at the back of the yard, so he and mom can have sexy-time ...more
I love reading books with a main character whose life is in shambles. It allows the author to really show character growth and when used properly in romantic comedies, it also allows the author to force her characters into some embarrassing but funny and endearing mo ...more
Contemporary romance is a genre I would either love or hate. My feelings are tested on each book, and for the record, I don’t read that many each year, because the scale favors the latter most of the times. This was not the case with Lindsey Kelk’s “In Case You Missed It” and I’m so happy for this!
Ros returns to England after spending three years in Washington DC working as a podcast producer. She is in desperate need of a new job, a place to live and some peace. All she fi ...more
If you’re afraid someone will walk away from you if you tell them you love them, why on earth would you want to be with them in the first place?
In Case You Missed It by Lindsey Kelk is a witty and light hearted love story about a woman who moves back in with her parents after losing her job in a foreign country.
Ros is 32 and broke, and is back in London after three years in the US. She accidentally sends a message to all her contacts, one of whom happens to be the douchebag who dump ...more
Ros is fab and is so easy to relate to. She finds herself moving back in with her parents after starting off a new life in Washington. I really felt for ...more
Ros is a likeable, quirky young woman who has happily returned home to England after three years away working in the U.S. She misses her friends and family and wants to pick up her life wh ...more
Ros returns from three years abroad working in America. With no job she is forced to move back in with her parents, who it would appear have rediscovered themselves and their love for one another. As she catches up with her besties, Su ...more
What a fun and humorous journey I took with Ros. She made a bunch of bad choices and frustrated me, but in the end, she learned so much. I found tha ...more
I loved the main character, Ros’, sarcastic personality. She really did make the best of every shitty situation thrown her way. As soon as John was introduced, I knew I was going to love him too, and the sexual tensions between them kept me flipping the pages. Sumi, Lucy, and Adrian were also very well written, and as much as I hated him, Patrick too.
I'll be honest, chick lit isn't my thing, but second chance is, so I tried. But romance second chance is my thing bc of one reason.......chick lit can get a little preachy and they NEVER end up with the pr*ck. Unfortunately I love the pr*ck being redeemed bit. So 4 stars bc its well written and very interesting in a "I'm learning to be an adult woman and make responsible choices with the very safe guy who just went through a breakup with his wife and he cooks divinely" way. It's very Bri ...more
Funnily enough I've read a gazillion second chance romance stories where the couple do get back in touch after being wrenched apart, they work to overcome whatever deeply held hostility/misunderstanding had got in between them and discover they were destined to be togethe ...more
My first thought is that I laughed so hard I did a lil wee. Really. I did.
Then I cried. And then I laughed a lot more.
Ros is a genuinely likable character. I loved her and really want to be friends with her, Sumi, Lucy and even Adrian. Her parents are fabulously bonkers, which I adored! And thanks to them, although I have never eaten sushi, now I never will!
There were some fantastic adventures, some hilarious mishaps and lots of drama to keep you intrigued and inve ...more