I received a free copy of Living My Best Li(f)e by Claire Frost in exchange for this review. It was published in ebook earlier this week and is out in paperback in September.
Here is the synopsis:
Recently dumped by her boyfriend of ten years, Bell is struggling to move on with her life – and surrender the fleecy pyjamas she’s been living in since January. Haunted by #blessed on social media, she can’t help but compare her life to those she follows online, wondering where she is going wrong . . .
In the world of social media, Millie is the successful online influencer @mi_bestlife. But in real life she’s just a regular single mum trying to make ends meet, while fending off the younger competition and tenacious internet trolls. Her Instagram feed is far more #BestLie than #BestLife, and soon Millie begins to wish her life was more like her filters.
It isn’t until Bell and Millie’s paths cross that they begin to realise what they’re both missing. Can Millie prove to Bell that life online isn’t always what it appears to be? And in return, can Millie learn that she needs to start living for the moment and not for the likes?
Overall I enjoyed Living my Best Li(f)e. I did find it slow at the beginning and hard to get in to. But it sounded so interesting so I kept thinking “I’ll read a little more” and I was glad I did because I ended up getting quite into it and enjoying the book. I will admit it turned out to be a very different story to what I had expected from the blurb but sometimes that’s a good thing!
It’s a great escapist read for the summer and I loved the fact we got to see both Bell and Millie’s point of view in different chapters. There were a lot of moments that made me smile and laugh and quite a few relatable ones – particularly when Millie goes to an influencer/blogger event early in the book.