Asking For A Friend By Andi Osho
‘Asking For A Friend’ is the debut novel by Andi Osho.
Forty-something Jemimaâ€™s life is on track â€“ well, sort of, she just need to bat her niggly ex away for good.Twenty-something Meagan is in the midst of her five-phase plan and is nearly ready for phase three: a relationship. While thirty-something Simi has had more itâ€™s not yous than any I dos. These best friends decide itâ€™s time to ditch the dating apps and play the love game by their own rules. Theyâ€™re going to ask people out in real lifeâ€¦but only for each other. What could possibly go wrong?
If youâ€™re looking for a book filled with sass and wit, then look no further as Andiâ€™s debut novel delivers this plus much more.
The story is about about 3 best friends called Jemima, Simi and Meagan who are all at major turning points in their lives. Jemima is struggling with the third book in her mystery story, her editor wants romance but that area in Jemimaâ€™s life is obsolete, but once returning from America she meets Chance, a handsome Australian who loves her books. Simi is heartbroken after another failed relationship and Jemima and Meagan is there to pick up the pieces whilst recovering from heartbreak, Simi is trying to establish her acting career with the help of her best friend and agent, Meagan but like her love life is failing miserably. Meanwhile Meagan is enjoying having a casual relationship with Todd and avoiding any mention of a serious relationship. On a night out, the women decide that they are going to partners for each other and so starts the drama of dates, new beginnings and discovery about their friendship.
I really enjoyed this book, itâ€™s fun, witty and packed with attitude that made for really delightful reading. The women are great characters with a great mix of personalities that really highlighted the dynamics of female relationships. I found myself really engaging with Jemima, as an aspiring author, I was drawn to her writing and the dilemma of finding stories for her characters, whereas Meagan was feisty with a real attitude that really made me admire her honesty. All characters had relatable traits, I even found myself sympathising with Simi and her struggles with relationship.
â€˜Asking For A Friendâ€™ is a cleverly written and a fun packed story exploring the complexities of female relationship that made for witty and loud out reading.
You can buy ‘Asking For A Friend’ from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops.