Robin Wilde has been a single mum for four years (and two months and twenty-four days) and as much as she adores her little girl, Lyla, she can’t help but feel the Emptiness sometimes. She misses having another adult around, someone to talk to and interact with. And then there’s the PSMs (posh school mums) who seem to have their lives fully under control, and even her ex, Simon, seems to have his life in order with new girlfriend, Storie. Robin knows something has to change, she just needs to give herself a chance, who knows who or what may come her way?
Like the very best chick lit heroines, Robin Wilde is the woman next door all women can relate to and want to be friends with. She and daughter Lyla are the most adorable tag team, and Auntie Kath rounds off the ensemble perfectly. There’s a lot of girl power in this novel, and although there’s romance too, the love between mother and daughter and the love for oneself come out on top. Full of humour, warmth and conviction, this is a sparkling debut. (JC)
Wilde Like Me is the debut novel by fashion and beauty vlogger Louise Pentland. The synopsis says: "Single mum Robin Wilde adores her six-year-old daughter and loves her job as a make-up artist's assistant. She has a wonderful best friend and an auntie who is bonkers, yes, but loves her to the moon and back.
But Robin has a secret. Behind the mask she carefully applies every day, things just feel ... grey. And lonely. She struggles to fit in with the school mum crew. Online dating is totally despair-inducing, and she worries every day about raising her little girl with self-confidence, courage and joy.
What Robin longs for is someone (over the age of six) to share with - someone who's always on her team. After 4 years (2 months, and 15 days!) of single-mum-dom, it's time for Robin Wilde to Change. Her. Life. Exciting new opportunities are about to come Robin's way ... Perhaps a man, perhaps the chance of a lifetime ...
What will Robin do with the possibilities she creates for herself? And what potential will she unlock if she takes the leap?" Wilde Like Me is out in June 2017.