The Party Crasher by Sophie Kinsella
Pub Date: October 12, 2021
Review Date: September 13, 2021
Thank you to Random House and NetGalley for the e-Galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.
There is no shame in this game, I love Sophie Kinsella. Like so many other bookworms, I started to get hooked with the initial, rave-worthy Shopaholic series, but my love for Kinsella books is now deep and drenched in the stand alone books that she writes. I don’t even know if Shopaholic is still going, but I can’t get enough of her standalones! They are witty, fun, at times spicy, but always quirky and light! Yes, there are moments of drama and relatable issues, but at the end of the day, I’m convinced Kinsella only writes with gilded computer keys!
The Part Crasher did NOT disappoint! It is all the things mentioned above and more. I wanted to live at Greenoaks! I now want to hand-paint my kitchen and no one can tell me otherwise! This story follows the journey of Effie who is the baby of the family and happens to be idealistic and – if I may – naive. Her world turns upside down when her parents decide to divorce even though she is a full blown adult and out of the house, she takes it the hardest. Adult grieving for divorce is a real thing and I bet I would need it too if that happened to me!
Effie is NOT a fan of her father’s new love interest and it starts the family war of the decade when their [prior to the divorce] family home is being sold and Effie is cordially un-invited to the party! Hence the crashing that spurs SO many fun images and risky situations.
I would definitely recommend this book to other romance, family drama, and Kinsella junkies!