An absolutely perfect and feel good romantic comedy
‘I absolutely loved this book and devoured it in a matter of hours! The perfect Saturday-night read which I found impossible to put down… I literally laughed out loud.’ Book Lover, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
When the inflatable hot tub my boyfriend hired for a surprise deflated with me in it, spilling water everywhere and almost flooding our flat, I should have known it was a sign…
Could things get any worse? First Alice gets fired from her job as a lawyer out of the blue, and she has absolutely no idea what to do with her life. Then she and her boyfriend Joe bump into his ex, Zoe, with her annoyingly glossy hair and sparkling smile. And now they can’t afford the rent on their flat and Alice might have to cut back on her gin and tonics, the one thing getting her through.
With her life crumbling around her, Alice ends up ugly crying in the middle of the street, with mascara running down her face. She’s such a sorry sight that a kind old man stops and gives her his handkerchief.
But if that wasn’t bad enough, it turns out that Zoe is looking for a place to stay. And Joe has the bright idea of asking her to move in. Living with The Ex, and her fluffy cat Frazzle who leaves ginger hair everywhere, is Alice’s idea of hell. Especially when she finds Joe and Zoe singing and dancing in the kitchen as they cook chilli con carne together, or sneaking off to the pub without her.
Losing her job was one thing, but now it looks like she might also lose her boyfriend and her home Just how on earth is she going to turn this around?
This fabulous, feel-good page-turner is for anyone who has ever felt a little lost in life and turned to a bottle of wine to get you through! Fans of romantic comedies by Sophie Kinsella and Lindsey Kelk, and TV shows like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin, will love this utterly relatable read.
Readers absolutely love Just Saying:
‘Absolutely brilliant!… After months of struggling to find another author I love as much as I love Sophie Kinsella I have found her!… I devoured this book in a few hours because it was impossible to put down… Packed full of laughs… Had me laughing all the way through.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘You know it’s a good book when you want to be friends with the main character and after reading Just Saying I want to be BEST friends with Alice!!… Such a beautiful and heartwarming story that had me laughing, and sometimes crying, along with Alice on her journey! I just adored this book!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Totally brilliant!… Funny and heartwarming… I read it over 2 nights during lockdown and loved every page of it.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘You need to read this amazing comical book by Sophie Ranald! She had me cracking up laughing so many times during this book! It is such a fun read!’ Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews
‘Stayed up until about 2am to finish it!’ Baltimore Bibliophile
‘I absolutely loved this book! This is the fourth book I have read by Sophie Ranald and it feels like I’m literally catching up with old friends and having coffee!… I loved reading this as I could relate to the characters and they all felt like real people!’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Made me happy… I dare say I liked it more than a Sophie Kinsella book.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘I LOVE Sophie Ranald… Just Saying is one of my favourite Ranald novels… Absolutely brilliant.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I was supposed to read to chapter 10 with a few friends that were also reading this one, and I just stayed up till 1:30 am and binged till the end.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘This book was fun!!!… I will definitely be reading more from this author!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I adored this hilarious and heartwarming story… I loved it… Happy reading!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This was a delightful romantic comedy that I literally couldn’t put down. The characters made me laugh and cry... Highly recommended!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Had me laughing all the way though, full of humour and fun, a total joy to read during these difficult times.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I felt a heartfelt whirlwind of emotions as I read this story; it made me cry and laugh out loud.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Feels like I'm meeting up with an old friend for a great chat over drinks… Ranald has one hell of a sense of humour, which makes reading her books pretty darn enjoyable… So fun to read and seriously brightened the couple of days I was reading it. I may even come back to it sometime just to have a good laugh. I’d definitely recommend to fans of chick-lit and Sophie Kinsella, although I prefer Ranald to be perfectly honest!’ The Reading Love Birds
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Sophie Ranald’s contemporary rom-com is all about finding what, and who, you love—and knowing that it’s never too late to make changes. A new opportunity falls into Alice’s lap when her career in law comes to a sudden halt. And though she thrives in her job at a local pub, the arrival of a figure from her boyfriend’s past throws her home life into disarray. Just Saying is deeply heartwarming, but it’s not without its darker moments: characters grapple with long-hidden secrets and trauma, leaving the reader with many bigger-picture issues to ponder. Ranald perfectly balances the joys of a well-written story with thought-provoking commentary, making this book much more than your average rom-com—and a true delight to read.
The book started out slow with some ‘dirty’ words thrown in here and there. They surprised me, I thought why use those words, wouldn’t the story stand on its own? Around page 200, it got better. I liked the last 100 + pages. The story could have been a Harlequin romance with some cleaning up.