How do you like me now – Holly Bourne

Title: How do you like me now
Author: Holly Bourne
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Genre: Drama, Romance
Pages: 384
My Rating: 6.5/10

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How do you like me now

Everyone wants to be Tori Bailey.
A straight-talking, bestselling author, she’s inspired millions of women around the world with her self-help memoir and uplifting posts online. What’s more, her perfect relationship with her long-term boyfriend is the envy of all their friends.
But Tori isn’t being honest.
While everyone around her is getting engaged and having babies, Tori’s boyfriend will barely look at her, let alone talk about marriage. And when her best friend Dee unexpectedly falls in love, suddenly Tori’s in danger of being left behind.

Tori’s built a career out of telling women how to live their best life, but is she brave enough to admit it’s not what she wants?


A while ago I read ‘It only happens in the movies‘ by Holly Bourne and I really loved that book. But today I knew I had to write a review for my blog but I totally forgot about which book. And I think that is not great. I already forgot about this book, just two days after finishing it.

The story was good and I am not sure why I forgot about this book. Maybe I was expecting a happy ending. I mean, it is a sort of happy ending. Ending an emotionally abusive relationship is a good thing. But maybe I was just hoping Tori would find a new boyfriend. And I kind of want a second book of this.

I think now that happy endings are not Holly Bourne’s style. I think realistic endings are her style. I remember that the relationship between the two characters in ‘It only happens in the movies’ also just ended and that was it. But sometimes that is just how life is. Sometimes it takes a while before you find someone new or not at all.

This was also a great book for everyone who is feeling that he or she is behind in life. I have that too. Everyone around me are getting married and having babies and I am like: I just want to buy my first house and make a career with my blog. Life isn’t always perfect and it is okay that you are not getting married and having babies before your 30’s. Everyone is different. I think that is also why I relate to Tori. Everyone around her is also getting married etc and she feels stuck in her relationship.

I am not sure why I completely forgot about the book, just two days after finishing it. It was not bad at all.

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