Blog Tour Review, Working It Out

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Working It Out
Jo Platt

384 pages
published February 3, 2022

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Her new colleague is about to shake things up…

When her love life crashed down around her, Edie found solace in work. But her job rapidly goes from uplifting to unbearable, with the departure of her work wife, Ruby, and the arrival in the office of new guy, Cameron – a chauvinist, a womaniser, and the very opposite of a team player.

And just as things start to go downhill at work, Edie’s personal life takes a downturn too, when her ex, Jason, decides that right now would be the perfect moment to get back in touch and deliver some devastating news.

Edie’s increasingly miserable work life and her complicated personal life are suddenly on a collision course. The big question is, will she be able to salvage anything from the wreckage?

A tender uplit novel of one woman’s accidental rediscovery of the perfect work-life balance. Ideal for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Sophie Kinsella and Beth O’Leary.

My Review

I jumped on this tour because the cover really caught my eye.  No idea what it is saying, but it spoke to me.  While this is listed as a romance, I’d classify it more as a book of self-discovery for Edie.  It is character driven and we get to know Edie pretty well.  She is in a bit of change in her life and we live alongside her for a while.  

So I’m the opposite of a mood reader, meaning that my read and the feelings of the character I’m reading about have a tendency to influence my mood.  So when I read about someone struggling, it slightly affects my mood and this one made me a little somber.  

I think anyone liking a character driven day in the life fiction will like this one.


Author Bio

Jo Platt was born in Liverpool and, via the extremely winding route of rural Wiltshire, London, Seattle and St Albans, now finds herself nicely settled, with a husband and two children, in Bristol.

Jo studied English at King’s College London and, upon graduation, her first paid employment (other than her student occupation of cleaning in a psychiatric hospital), was as a besuited office worker in a large City institution. She was held happily captive by the City for ten years, before finally escaping into motherhood and part-time employment, first as an assistant teacher in Seattle, and then as a Bristol-based secretary to her husband.

After many years of writing purely for the entertainment of family and friends, Jo took a deep breath and decided to see whether anybody else might find what she had to say entertaining. “Reading Upside Down”, published in 2013, was the result; a debut which has since sold to publishers internationally.

To find out more about Jo, both past and present, visit her website or catch up with her daily ramblings on Twitter @JoPlattTweets

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