Saturday 14 July 2012

Review – Somebody to Love by Sheryl Browne

Another hilarious tale from a fabulous author who never fails to make me laugh out loud lots!  The first book of Sheryl’s that I read was only a few weeks ago, it was called Recipes for Distaster and my review can be found here. I couldn't wait to get started on this one, and once again, she has managed to produce another fantastic rib tickler!

Single Mom Donna has a bullying and cheating ex-husband and even though they’re not together anymore, he still thinks he can control her life and mess their son about as and when he feels like it.  She meets Mark, a single dad and policeman, and they hit it off immediately and would like their relationship to develop.  He wants to look after her and protect her and she wants to share her life with him. 

Mark, is keeping a secret from her though and the secret is that his son Karl is autistic.  He hasn’t told her about him yet, as in the past, people have not accepted his son and girlfriends have found it too much for them.  Unbeknown to both of them, Donna is actually helping out at the centre that Karl goes to as she really feels that helping children such as Karl is her vocation in life and she wants to do this for a full time job.

They send each other many mixed messages and there are many hilarious moments when he thinks one thing and she thinks another and they totally get their wires crossed all the time, each not really knowing how the other feels.  

This really is a wonderful story, not only is it a really lovely feel-good read, it also enabled me to learn a lot more about autism - a subject that I’ve been quite ignorant of in the past and I felt that reading about it in this way was a nice way for me to learn more.

A beautiful thing happens to Karl when he gets a “friend” who is specially trained to help him through a lot of everyday situations he normally finds difficult and the way that it is written in the book is truly heart warming and positively enchanting!

Sheryl’s writing is fabulous.  She manages to make you laugh out loud constantly and her stories are so natural and true to life.   You always feel like you’d like to meet the characters in her books, they are always so genuine and sincere and you want them to be your friends.  They are the sort of people you live next door to.   Reading about them is completely effortless, the pages turn themselves and you just can’t put the book down. 

The parts when Donna meets up with the woman that her husband went off with were just hysterical and Donna does and says everything that we probably all would want to do and say in that situation. 

Her work is always amusing and a true pleasure to read.   A wonderful reading experience which I thoroughly enjoyed!  It also has a perfect ending in my opinion, and was exactly what I wished for.

You can see the trailer for Somebody to Love and the next book Warrant for Love by clicking here.
Sheryl Browne is a mum, a business partner, a school critique partner, and a disabled dog fosterer as well as a lovely lady and fabulous author with a terrific sense of humour which comes through in her writing. She grew up in Birmingham and studied art and design and now lives in Droitwich in the Midlands.

Find out more about Sheryl and her writing at
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Deedee said...

Great praise for a great book by a great lady! I loved it too! xxxx

Sheryl Browne said...

Ooooh, Kim! You wonderful person! I could just kiss you! Thank you so much! I only just saw this (as have been tucked up reading a book for a fellow author before its launch). Am totally thrilled. Thank you!!! Again! :) Thank you, Jonty, for your lovely comment, too. Lovely girls! You just made a grey day sunny! xxx

Sheryl Browne said...

Trying to share - but hands shaking too much! And I haven't touched a drop! :) xx

Chris Longmuir said...

Wonderful review, Kim. You should feel so proud of your books, Sheryl, if they create this response in a reviewer. It's what every writer craves.

Linn B Halton and Lucy Coleman said...

Your sense of humour is exactly what we all need with all this rain! A wonderful review Kim and Sheryl - congrats on another fab book! Lx

Janice said...

I love it when an author tackles a real life emotive issue with a sense of humour and makes you feel good afterwards - the talented Sheryl Browne always manages to do this.

Thanks for the review Kim!

Nicky Wells said...

Fabulous review, Kim, congrats to Sheryl. I have this book on my Kindle and can't wait to get reading. Rock on, ladies! Whoooot!! (Sheryl, I hope you've stopped shaking now... and had a celebratory cuppa with lots of sugar to steady those hands. You've earned these fab reviews!!!)

Sheryl Browne said...

Thanks so much, lovely ladies! Yes, my hands have stopped shaking, Nicky! You have to admit it really is the sort of review that gets you a bit over-excited though. Not that I am, normally... Love it! Thrilled to bits. :)

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for this wonderful review! Gonna share as soon as my wobbly connection lets me - am deep in the Alps at mom

Kit Domino said...

Great review. Am so looking forward to reading this. Of course it was the bunny on the cover that sold me in the first place, now having read the reviews the book's jumped my pile! Good luck Sheryl. Hugs :)

Carol said...

I am reading this one at the moment.

carol x