Written by Grazia magazine's Features Director, this is a novel about a woman who is trying, and so far failing, to conceive. A hugely funny, searingly honest comedy about what to expect when you're not expecting.
Olivia and Felix are trying for a baby. They even moved to the suburbs in anticipation of their future family. But despite approaching her cycle and their sex life with military precision, there's still no sign of what felt like the sure next step, whilst friends' broods seem to be growing by the week.
Meanwhile, vying for a promotion at work under the (very attentive) watch of a new boss sends Olivia down a dangerous road of risking it all. Does a happy ever after, she starts to question, even have to include a baby?
This is standout, intelligently written commercial fiction for fans of Sharon Horgan's Catastrophe, Dawn O'Porter's The Cows and Mhairi McFarlane's It's Not Me, It's You.
As an emotional wreck following 3 years of trying and 3 miscarriages I was unsure whether I could handle something so close. But I am so glad I took the risk. This book was so refreshing and real. It made me feel that I am not alone and reminded to remember what is important in all of this. I won't spoil the ending but I thought it was the perfect way to end it. I would recommend it to anyone who is trying and anyone who may be around people who are trying, so you can know what not to say to people of 'that age.'