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Just Got Real: The hilarious and addictive bestselling revenge comedy

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Fallon describes Joni's job-sharing down to a tee, that slight resentment of the other person and any work they didn't manage to get to.

I loved the way the friendship blossomed between him and Joni but I understood the focus was on the friendship between the three wronged women. She is author of ten novels on the Sunday Times Bestseller List — Getting Rid of Matthew, Got You Back, Foursome, The Ugly Sister, Skeletons, Strictly Between Us, My Sweet Revenge, Faking Friends, Tell Me A Secret, and Queen Bee. She wants to get back out there on the dating scene and is really hitting it off with Ant, but Ant is also hitting it off with other women while seeing Joni (who he knows as Lucy). Three middle-aged women try online dating and are conned by a guy who is dating all of them at the same time.There are two main themes that Fallon explores which are middle aged dating, which for some reason, at my ripe 28 years, I’ve always loved reading about, and she also explores friendship through the dynamics of Joni, Saffy and Mary. She’s so nervous that she posts fake photos – but when she starts talking to Ant, who’s desperate to meet her, she doesn’t dare come clean. However, slightly disappointed as I would have liked the ‘villain’ to experience a lot more hardship, but revenge definitely wasn’t what this book wanted to focus on. Fallon has been in a relationship with popular comedian Ricky Gervais since 1982, after they met while studying together at the University College London. Not to mention she went through his phone while he was asleep and went through his messages in the dating app….

The embedded message about women finding happiness through friendships, no men involved, spoke volumes to me. It is set in London, in rich areas and the characters are different, relatable (in a way) and absorbing. Once she and Ant are an item, however, it's soon clear that the only thing Ant was honest about was his profile picture.

It’s perfect, it works, and she’s happy – until a few months in, Joni discovers she wasn’t the only one being deceitful: on Ant’s phone are intimate messages between him and two other women. Ant to force a meeting in person, at which point she used a fake name and had to change her phone number so Ant didn't put two and two together. Her Sunday Times bestselling books - Getting Rid of Matthew, Got You Back, Foursome, The Ugly Sister, Skeletons, Strictly Between Us, My Sweet Revenge, Faking Friends, Tell Me a Secret, Queen Bee, Worst Idea Ever, Just Got Real and Over Sharing - have sold over a million copies in the UK. If you are looking for a book to lift your mood, do give this book a go and I am pretty sure it won’t disappoint. The story was just too long I felt that it could have been quite a bit shorter without any of the story being lost.

I found it a bit hard to swallow that Joni was on her high horse about Ant lying when she herself had used pictures of her sister on her online profile, then followed (stalked.

Firstly because of the need to catfish, and then when the catfish becomes the conned, the need to keep sleeping with him to mine for more information. Overall: not one for me, nor would I personally recommend it, but it's got fairly good reviews so worth a go if you like the sound of the synopsis.

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