Book Review #60: The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard by Robert Bryndza



Title: The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard (Coco Pinchard #1)

Author: Robert Bryndza

Genre: Women Fiction, Chick Lit, Romance, Humour

Format: Ebook

Date of Publication: 2012

Publisher: Team Bryndza Books


Coco Pinchard always dreamed of being a successful writer, but then life got in the way. She married young, had a son, and put her dreams on hold. But now she’s 40, and her first novel is about to be published! Her husband Daniel has greyed nicely into a silver fox, and her son Rosencrantz is all grown up. Shouldn’t it be time to enjoy life?

That is, until the annual family Christmas when her hideous in-laws come to stay, and Coco opens her gift from Daniel. It’s not the jewelry she chose, but an iPhone. This marks the start of Daniel’s mid-life crisis and Coco catches him in bed with a younger woman.

The iPhone becomes a confessional, and as Coco’s life unravels, she documents her seemingly endless (and often entertaining) run of bad luck through emails to loyal friends Christopher, an ageing trustafarian, and Marika, a slightly alcoholic schoolteacher.

Then Coco meets the hunky Adam and she’s back in the world of dating as a single 40-something. Listen to the heart warming and often hilarious tale of Coco picking up the pieces, in this fun, feel-good romantic comedy.


Whenever author Robert Bryndza pops up on my radar, it’s regarding his very interesting crime-thriller novels. I always wished that one day I’ll get my hands on his novels. Then an opportunity comes knocking my door. A blog tour of the same author’s book! But here’s the twist. It’s a ROMANTIC COMEDY! This news was a shock and pleasure at the same time. Shock because we very rarely see authors jump genres. Pleasure because I’m absolutely loving this jump. And since I’m a writer myself I, too, don’t want to restrict myself to one genre. And I’m glad I took up this opportunity.

The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard was a hilarious roller coaster ride! So much happens in Coco’s life. Nothing seems normal in her life, nor does she get a chance to breathe before another twist in the story arrives. And though I was laughing in all the comedy scenes, I was also feeling empathy as I could understand how it might feel to be in such a position. The book was an epistolary novel, with emails! That was a surprise for me and it was a major plus point of the novel. This book is quite a read, with 302 pages, but since it was written in email format it made it a quick and breezy read. I simply couldn’t stop myself from reading, and even before I knew it, I ended up finishing the book. The story completely hooked me and made me feel like I’m watching a movie. It was a pleasure reading this book and I’m looking forward to read more Bryndza books, both romantic comedy and crime thriller.

Final Verdict:
The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard by Robert Bryndza gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.

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About the author:

Robert Bryndza is the author of the international #1 bestseller The Girl in the Ice, which is the first in his Detective Erika Foster series. It has sold over one million copies.

The Night Stalker, Dark Water, Last Breath and Cold Blood are the second, third, fourth and fifth books in the series. The sixth book, Deadly Secrets, has just been published.

Robert’s books have sold over 2.5 million copies and have been translated into 28 languages.

In addition to writing crime fiction, Robert has published a bestselling series of romantic comedy novels. He is British and lives in Slovakia.

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