Who Needs Men Anyway? by Victoria Cooke
Don’t get mad, get even…
Thirty-something Charlotte’s Emsworth’s life is a sickeningly perfect round of charity events, hot yoga, and romantic gestures for sexy lawyer husband James. But, patiently waiting to get pregnant, Charlotte is bored. And when she’s bored, she has a tendency to meddle…
First, it’s her personal trainer Megan’s cheating fiancé, then the gardener Sam’s wife’s ‘late nights at the office’. But soon the meddling, however well-intentioned, lands Charlotte in way over her head, and all the time spent ‘managing’ other people’s lives makes her blind to the cracks appearing in her own…
Getting even is one thing, but what about getting happy?
I seriously didn't like Charlotte - not for some considerable time. Her lifestyle was shallow, she appeared cold and distant, her friends were hideous, and her smugness at her perfect life really grated.
But initially not liking a main character is never a reason to bail on a book, as far as I'm concerned, because I had high hopes that as the story unfolded she would grow on me - and she did!
A self-professed meddler in other people's lives, she gets into some very awkward situations indeed. And far from having a perfect life, it dissolves around her, and she emerges at the end of the story a very changed and far more likeable character.
About the Author
Victoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of a career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she's not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling.
Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she's always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers' courses before completing her first novel, 'The Secret to Falling in Love,' in 2016.
Her third novel, Who Needs Men Anyway? became a digital bestseller in 2018.