*** The INSTANT Sunday Times bestseller ***
'Hilarious, sparky and joyful - just the book you need if you're desperate for a break' BETH O'LEARY
'Funny, sad, relatable, and so brilliantly done. Sophie Kinsella is the queen of romantic comedy' JOJO MOYES
'Funny, feelgood, touching and full of the bittersweet, incisive wit that puts every Sophie Kinsella novel in a league of its own. I could not have loved it more.' LISA JEWELL
The irresistible new romantic comedy from the number one bestselling author.
Discover the joy that awaits when you set yourself free...
Sasha is well and truly over it all: work (all-consuming), friendships (on the back burner), sex-life (non-existent). Sasha has hit a brick wall (literally).
Armed with good intentions to drink kale smoothies, try yoga and find solitude, she heads to the Devon resort she loved as a child. But it's off-season, the hotel is falling apart and now she has to share the beach with someone else: a grumpy, stressed-out guy called Finn. How can she commune with nature when he's sitting on a rock, watching her? Especially when they don't agree on burnout cures. (Sasha: manifesting, wild swimming, secret chocolate bars; Finn: drinking whisky.)
But when curious messages start appearing on the beach, Sasha and Finn are forced to begin talking - about everything. What's the mystery? Why are they both burned out? What exactly is 'manifesting', anyway?
They might discover that they have more in common than they think...
'Deliciously pacey and absorbing' Daily Mail
'Such a hilarious, joyous, life-affirming book; I never wanted it to end' JENNY COLGAN
'An absolute joy. . . wickedly funny and blissfully romantic' Sunday Express
'A gorgeous, feelgood gem. 5 stars' Sun
'Uplifting and full of laugh-out-loud moments! Loved it!' HEIDI SWAIN
'[A] gorgeous, escapist read' Good Housekeeping
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In The Burnout, Sophie Kinsella makes the assumption that readers will have experience with an unhealthy work culture. In 2023, that’s not a stretch. Sasha is so drained that she eats at Pret for dinner every night and, after a particularly fraught experience with her HR department, tries to join a convent. From there, we head to the beach and back to Sasha’s childhood as she tries to fix her exhausted—and grieving—self. There is a cantankerous yet handsome man of course, but The Burnout is as much about Sasha trying to rediscover the person she once was after one too many years spent being overworked and underpaid. All too relatable for anyone who has worked for a company that claims to care about wellbeing while neglecting its workforce, this wintry seaside romance is also a thought-provoking look at mental health and the way we work today.
The giddy latest from bestseller Kinsella (Confessions of a Shopaholic) pairs two workaholics on vacation. Sasha has reached a breaking point in her tech startup job: her crowded email inbox makes her "chest spasm" and "left eye start twitching" and she finds no relief from her company's "employee joyfulness program." Instead, she heads to a British seaside resort hoping for some much-needed relaxation time. It's the offseason, so she's sharing the beach with only one other guest, Finn, who turns out to be just as cranky and burned-out as Sasha and, in her mind, not handling it half as well. The two are initially intent on avoiding each other, but they're brought together by mysterious, anonymous messages written in the sand on the beach and addressed to them. As they investigate—and commiserate about their jobs—sparks fly and a relationship blossoms. The slow pace may frustrate some romance fans, but Kinsella peppers in plenty of humor as the protagonists share childhood memories and reach for happiness together. The banter is snappy, but what really sets this romance apart is its message of carving out time for life's simple pleasures. Kinsella's fans will not be disappointed.
A really great book, laughter, love and true escapism. 100% recommend it ❤️
Such fun, laugh out loud moments and nice to read something light whilst away on my jollies! Loved it x