'I love the fact that Robert Bryndza can turn his hand to both crime thrillers and comedy! If you haven't discovered Coco Pinchard yet, then this is the perfect introduction!' Joanne Robertson, My Chestnut Reading Tree
Coco Pinchard always dreamed of being a successful writer, but then life got in the way. She married young, had a son, and put her dreams on hold... But now she's forty, and her first novel is about to be published! Her husband Daniel has greyed nicely into a silver fox, and her son Rosencrantz is all grown up. Shouldn't it be time to enjoy life?
That is, until the annual family Christmas when her hideous in-laws come to stay, and Coco opens her gift from Daniel. It's not the jewellery she chose, but an iPhone. This marks the start of Daniel's mid-life crisis and Coco catches him in bed with a younger woman.
The iPhone becomes a confessional, and as Coco's life unravels, she documents her seemingly endless (and often entertaining) run of bad luck through emails to loyal friends Christopher, an ageing trustafarian, and Marika, a slightly alcoholic schoolteacher.
Then Coco meets the hunky Adam and she's back in the world of dating as a single forty-something. Read the emails that tell the heart warming and often hilarious tale of Coco picking up the pieces, in this fun, feel-good Romantic Comedy.
What people are saying about The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard:
''I truly enjoyed every minute of my foray into Rom-Com, and the wacky world of Coco Pinchard!' Lorraine Rugman- The Book Review Café'
'Fast moving, clips along with never a dull moment providing plenty of smiles, chuckles, and outright guffaws to a satisfyingly happy ending!' RavenWoman, Amazon Reader
'So refreshing not to have a cliché rom-com where you know exactly how everything is going to pan out! If you want a great British comedy give this a read!' LL Colmer, Amazon Reader
'I have a new favourite author! Bryndza tells the story as if you are sitting with your girlfriends exchanging bits of "wisdom". The write up was correct. I do not often laugh-out-loud at books, but I sure did while reading this one!' Gail Joramo, Amazon Reader
'You think you've got problems? Trust me, they are nothing compared to what Coco Pinchard has! And how the author of this marvel manages to achieve such a level of hilarity while Coco goes from one disaster to another is the mark of true creative genius. The first of a three book series, this novel, told totally in entertaining emails, is laugh-out-loud funny. Mayda, Amazon Reader
'What an outstanding read!! I laughed, cried and cringed alongside Coco, the main character in this pacy story. I loved the way the tale unfolded through a succession of emails...a format that worked brilliantly!' Amy, Amazon Reader
'This book is just fab! Had me giggling out loud so many times. The sarcastic, subtle and genius sense of humour is just up my street. I think I know somebody just like all of the characters in the book, and/or have even been them at some point in my life, so could definitely relate!' Mel, Amazon Reader
'Loved this so much, funny and enjoyable. If you are going on holiday buy all three before you get to the beach or you will go nuts not being able to get the others before you get home. It is amazingly written by a man, who knew? Bryndza seems to be able to get into the head of women better than most other women. He has zeroed in on us and done it well!' FeatherOnAWire, Amazon top 100 reviewer
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
There’s something indulgently voyeuristic about reading a book composed entirely of a character’s personal emails. Robert Bryndza’s The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard offers just that, laying out the (mostly) one-sided communication between Coco—an author with endlessly bad luck—and her friends, family and acquaintances. The novel’s unusual format works wonders: rarely treading into familiar territory, full of compelling, offbeat characters and unmissable moments. Tender and witty, this romantic comedy is the perfect light read for a holiday or a quiet Sunday at home.
Not so good
It was nothing like I’d hoped. Especially after reading a few reviews I really thought it would be funny. But not
I laughed out loud. The email theme was very clever.