‘Surprisingly funny and very saucy’ OK!
‘A laugh-a-minute page-turner!’ HELLO!
‘Surprisingly saucy and distractingly funny’ GRAZIA
‘No question about it, there are two little purple lines. I’m pregnant.’
After eight years together, Lil Bailey thought she’d already found ‘the one’ – that is, until he dumped her for a blonde twenty-something colleague. So she does what any self-respecting singleton would do: swipes right, puts on her best bra and finds herself on a first date with a handsome mountaineer called Max. What’s the worst that can happen?
Well it’s pretty bad actually. First Max ghosts her and then, after weeing on a stick (but mostly her hands), a few weeks later Lil discovers she’s pregnant. She’s single, thirty-one and living in a thimble-sized flat in London, it’s hardly the happily-ever-after she was looking for.
Lil’s ready to do the baby-thing on her own – it can’t be that hard, right? But she should probably tell Max, if she can track him down. Surely he’s not that Max, the highly eligible, headline-grabbing son of Lord and Lady Rushbrooke, currently trekking up a mountain in South Asia? Oh, maybe he wasn’t ignoring Lil after all…
Praise for Sophia Money-Coutts:
‘So funny. And the sex is amazing!’ Jilly Cooper
‘Hilariously funny – I couldn’t put it down.’ Beth O’Leary
‘A laugh-a-minute page-turner, perfect for poolside reading!’ HELLO!
‘This hilarious novel proves Sophia Money-Coutts is mistress of the romp-com.’ The Sun
‘Howlingly funny’ Sunday Times
‘Wonderfully rude’ Red
‘Surprisingly saucy and distractingly funny’ Grazia
‘Funny and beautifully written … I loved it’ Daily Mail
‘Fizzes with joy’ Metro
‘Hilarious and uplifting’ Woman & Home
‘A thoroughly modern love story’ Woman’s Weekly
‘Does it earn its place in your beach bag? Absolutely’ Evening Standard
About the author
Sophia Money-Coutts is a journalist and author who spent five years studying the British aristocracy while working as Features Director at Tatler. Prior to that she worked as a writer and an editor for the Evening Standard and the Daily Mail in London, and The National in Abu Dhabi. She writes a column for The Sunday Telegraph called Modern Manners and often appears on radio and television channels talking about important topics such as Prince Harry's wedding and the etiquette of the threesome. What Happens Now? is her second novel.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Here, Sophia Money-Coutts proves herself skilled in a number of areas. Firstly: few modern writers are able to capture raunchy scenes quite so vividly (and at times, amusingly) that it’s no surprise this has been billed as a “romp-com”. But there’s also a lot of heart to this story. Money-Coutts’ hero, Lil, finds herself in a rather challenging situation (ditched for a younger blonde by her long-term boyfriend, before falling pregnant after a one-night dalliance) and the despair, fear and determination on display is only matched by the hilarity found on almost every page. This is a very, very funny book, with razor-sharp dialogue and spectacularly entertaining set-pieces as Lil tries to make sense of the unexpected.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Best book I’ve read in 2020! Loved every second and finished it in a matter of days.
This book provoked several different emotions but was overall really funny and super relatable. I loved how the book didn’t include loads of chapters on useless scenes (when really all you want is the juicy ones) it was the perfect balance and enough to get your mind wondering.
Laugh out loud funny!
Wishing their was a sequel!!
Funny and lighthearted
I loved the modern and realistic take on pregnancy, friendships and relationships. Lil was a very likeable protagonist. I struggled with some of the backstories and work related sections in all honestly, but that’s must likely because I’m was keen to find out what would happen with Max (hopeless romantic and all that).
Great but not the ending I hoped for
Great book, excellently written... I read it in less than a day! But would have loved more romance at the end. Not how I was expecting it to end.