G. Bianco, 2019
In the hilarious and binge-worthy new book Instamom, one woman must reconcile the lifestyle she lives and shares on social media to the one she might actually want to live. Set to be published on June 29th, Chantel Guertin’s new novel is the perfect book to add to your summer reading list!
It's the influencer's golden rule: know your niche. Kit Kidding has found hers on Instagram, where she gets paid to promote brands and share expertly curated posts about her fun, fabulous, child-free life. Kit likes kids just fine, but she passionately believes that women who choose not to become mothers shouldn't have to face guilt. Or judgment. Or really hot chefs who turn out to be single dads. Will MacGregor is aggravating, sexy, persistent, averse to social media, and definitely a bad idea. As soon as Kit learns his parenting status, she vows to put their scorching one-night stand behind her and move on. But Will and Kit are thrown together on an Instagram campaign, and the more time she spends with him—and his whip-smart, eight-year-old daughter, Addie—the more difficult it is to stay away, much less sustain what Will so cleverly calls her "Resting Beach Face." Kit's picture-perfect career path is suddenly clashing with the possibility of a different future—messy, complicated and real. Which life does she truly want? Will she have to re-invent herself? And will love still be waiting by the time she figures it out?
This book was a really enjoyable read! I really appreciated the way Guertin highlighted the multiple viewpoints of the topic of child-free living. I also really liked how she showed what it’s like being an influencer in social media.
While I found both Kit and Will’s lack of openness with one another in the beginning to be a bit annoying, the way their love story progresses is still really fun to read about. Plus I loved Will’s daughter, Addie, and her interactions with Kit and Will.
While this story is about a woman who promotes child-free loving falling in love with a single dad, it’s important to note that this book is NOT a romance book. There is a lot of emphasis on Kit’s character development and her experiences and the lack of steamy scenes makes it fall into the women’s fiction genre.
Overall, I think this is the perfect beach read if you’re looking for something bingeable that is lighthearted yet also serious at times. I definitely plan on delving into Guertin’s backlist books after enjoying this book so much!
*I received an ARC from Kensington Books in exchange for my honest opinion.
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