Blurb; We’ve got the balance all wrong. Instead of living with our partners, struggling to do everything by ourselves and only seeing each other now and then, we should do it the other way round. We should live together and see them now and then.
Erica knows her suggestion sounds extreme, but when her nanny leaves without notice, she’s extremely desperate. Polly and Louise aren’t convinced, but when circumstances force them to move into Polly’s enormous but run-down house, they have to admit that life’s much easier when the childcare and workload is shared.
At first, communal living seems like the answer to all their prayers – childcare on tap, rotas for cleaning, and someone always available to cook dinner (no more last-minute pizza delivery!). But over time, resentment starts to grow as they judge each other’s parenting styles and bicker over cleaning, cooking and whose turn it is to buy toilet rolls.
And as one woman has her head turned by a handsome colleague, one resorts to spying on her husband and another fights to keep a dark secret, they need each other more than ever. But can Polly, Louise and Erica keep their friendship and relationships strong? Or will their perfect mumtopia fall apart?
Essential reading for anyone fed up with never-ending housework/homeschooling/preparing healthy meals that their kids reject … Will have you shrieking with laughter! Fans of Why Mummy Drinks, Has Anyone Seen My Sex Life? and Beth O’Leary won’t want to miss this one!
My Review; This was something different I haven’t come accross before. The story focuses on three women Erica, Polly & Louise. All mothers. All have problems with men, work and money.
Erica is career driven. That’s her number one.
Polly lost her partner and is in hiding with her kids, feeling alone. Polly is the one who takes over all the childcare and house chores. Unemployed.
Louise is also career driven but not as much as Erica.
This story has it all affairs, break ups, divorce, lies, secrets, jealousy, love, happiness and puppies. There is always something going on to keep the reader emerged between these womans three lives. It all started with a friends and kids retreat. They end up all moving in together and it is far from plain sailing. Many rows and disagreements emerge when the aim was they all helped each other out. However, they all come together at the end which was beautiful. It’s a hectic book which relates to motherhood perfectly. Parts are hilarious. It’s a perfect chick-lit read.
A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. If your feeling down this book will cheer you up. It did for me.