Nothing I Wouldn’t Do by Sara-Ella Ozbek

Thank you to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for the invitation to join the blog tour and to Simon & Schuster UK for a copy of the book to read and review.

Synopsis:

Jax Levy is an almost thirty-year-old low-paid ‘journalist’ with little hope of progression. She has a love life only ever centred around a bad decision and a family too complicated to explain.

The one area of life that Jax has down are her friends – Clara, Omni and Alice are the loves of her life. So, when Clara announces her engagement to Ed, Jax hides all of her feelings of insecurity, and commits to becoming the perfect maid-of-honour.

That is until she discovers something about Ed that will destroy everything. Panicked and irrational, Jax makes a snap decision to go on a wild mission to save her best friend from heartache. But the truth is far more complicated than Jax had imagined and that decision soon comes back to bite her . . .

My thoughts:

This is a story about Jax and her friends, who know everything about each other – or do they? Jax has a complicated family life and her friends have been her support network for many years.

This is a story about a group of modern young women, who work hard and play hard, and look out for each other. Jax has been employed to help plan Clara’s dream wedding but didn’t expect that part of her work would involve trying to find the groom to see if the wedding could be saved.

The story doesn’t pull any punches, Jax is upfront and brutally honest about her issues with work, the man she is addicted to, and her desires. She needs to face up to how her friendship group is changing as their lives evolve, but she doesn’t see how much one of her friends had changed until the last minute.

A well written and thought provoking read about how friendships evolve over time and how we need to be prepared for them to ebb and flow.

Author Bio:

Sara-Ella Ozbek is a British writer based in London. Her first novel The High Moments was published in 2020 and is being developed for television by Makeready Productions; she is currently writing the pilot. Other work has appeared in The Independent, Upstate Diary, Because, Suitcase, Tatler and Soho House Notes. Sara-Ella has adapted Polly Sten- ham’s play JULIE as a feature film for Standalone Pictures; produced by Charles Finch, directed by Josie Rourke (Mary Queen of Scots). Currently, she is developing a musical called ROCK BOTTOM for The Young Vic Theatre and Birmingham Rep with composer Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer The Opera) directed by Sean Foley (The Play What I Wrote).

By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum of teenagers. Adopter of dogs.

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