📚 Brooklyn Girls: Coco by Gemma Burgess.
⚪️ Source: review copy courtesy of Quercus – thanks guys!
⚪️ Blurb: Sweet, innocent Coco has always been the good one. But when she catches her boyfriend cheating on her, she decides it’s time to break bad.Coco swiftly goes from spending all her time baking and reading to working nights in (and dancing on) a bar, falling in and out of love (and lust), stealing education – and along the way discovers that she is stronger than she ever knew… In a time when her best friends are suddenly plunged into break ups, break-downs, big breaks, and on the verging of quitting New York City altogether, it’s up to Coco to keep them together and find herself along the way.Gemma Burgess’ “The Wild One: A Brooklyn Girls Novel” is the inspiring story about the turmoil, uncertainty, and heartache that every twenty something faces and survives – with the help of her friends.
⚪️ Review: If you’re like me and possibly every other book geek in the world, when you read you make deep connections with the characters within the pages. You find bits of yourself in them and find situations and troubles and happiness that are meaningful to you and can actually help you out. The Brooklyn Girls series so far has been exactly that. Friendship, loyalty, and somewhere you can turn if you need cheering up or to laugh. So as you can imagine when I got my hands on an e-proof of book #3, Coco or if your international then, The Wild One, I was seriously delighted.
Told by the baby of the group, twenty-one year old Coco Russotti, a preschool assistant and total goody two shoes with a serious self-esteem issue, we are taken on a deep and enlightening journey of self discovery.
I loved being back in Brooklyn with the girls. Catching up and finding out the gossip. Being with Coco was so refreshing and so different from the other two books. To finally be able to get underneath Coco’s shy and timid demeanour to find out what was going on in her mind, was so good. She is a fantastic heroine even if she is a bit of a Debbie downer like, but you’ll let that slip like I did because she’s seriously strong and fantastic.
The plot is Burgess brilliance. It’s diverse and controversial and deep and hard and lovely and sexy and intense and dramatic and clever and has a serious hot Irish man in it for you to fall in love with.
Can you tell I liked it?
Gemma Burgess you are a legend. Bring on book #4
⚪️ About the author: Gemma is the internationally-acclaimed author of Love and Chaos, The Wild One, Brooklyn Girls, A Girl Like You and The Dating Detox. Her books have been translated into seven languages and published in over 20 countries.
She is currently writing the movie Undergrads for New Regency Studios with Locomotive Films, and recently rewrote the movie Lovestruck for Maven Pictures and Pretty Matches HBO.
She lives in New York City and grew up everywhere else, mostly Hong Kong, Australia and London
You can get in touch with Gemma on social media and through her website.