ABOUT THE BOOK
You never forget the one that got away, do you?
Nell Mason is extremely happy with her life – or at least, that’s what she tells herself. She’s lucky to have a high-powered job as a lawyer, even if it does come with an eccentric set of billionaire divorce clients. And she’s absolutely fine living with her sweet, if slightly dull, boyfriend Gus in their London flat where they have very sensible sex once (OK, sometimes twice) a week. She’s definitely not stuck in a rut.
But when Nell bumps into childhood friend and first love Arthur Drummond who broke her heart fifteen years ago, she’s more than a little shaken. The seemingly perfect life she’s worked so hard for starts to feel, well, less perfect. Maybe Nell’s been kidding herself all these years. Can she ever get over her first love?
Nell is content with her life as a high flying divorce lawyer for the rich and famous. She and her equally successful partner Gus have been together for 11 years. Gus doesn’t believe in marriage and sees it just as a money-making business rather than about being in love. Nell just goes along with it but is a secret bridal magazine reader.
Nell is put into a difficult position when her mum leaves her dad, then shortly after, her dad breaks his leg. She has no choice but to move back home to look after him, much to the disgruntles of Gus. It isn’t long before she bumps into the man she thought would one day be her husband. But things hadn’t worked out like that.
Arthur Drummond had returned to the deal with the winding up of the stately home he had grown up in. The place was going to wrack and ruin and would cost too much to repair. He was married and living in America. Nell and Arthur had unfinished business in the past that needed to be dealt with.
Nell is an entertaining character that I liked from her first appearance. She has settled too much for the easier life, going along with others views rather than airing her own. Gus is like an overgrown spoilt child that she lets get away with whatever he wants. He is a great character for the book that made me cringe.
The story is pure entertainment from start to end and made me giggle at their over the top reactions. The quiz night is something else. I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline which had more than its share of twists, and I liked seeing the changes in Nell, she was like a butterfly, quite unrecognisable from her early beginnings in the book.
A lovely, uplifting story, that I keep giggling at.
I wish to thank the publisher and Net Galley for an e-copy of this book, which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sophia Money-Coutts is a journalist and author who spent five years studying the British aristocracy while working as Features Director at Tatler. Prior to that she worked as a writer and an editor for the Evening Standard and the Daily Mail in London, and The National in Abu Dhabi. She writes a column for The Sunday Telegraph called Modern Manners and often appears on radio and television channels talking about important topics such as Prince Harry’s wedding and the etiquette of the threesome. Did You Miss Me? is her fourth novel.