Let’s Not Be Friends by Phoebe MacLeod


Perfect for fans of Jo Watson, Mhairi McFarlane and Portia MacIntosh.

City girl Sophie has married the prince (or landed gentry – close enough), moved to his pile (which is more accurate a description than she’d anticipated) and is set to live happily ever after – until she finds the other half of her perfect life in the stables with the stable girl, and they’re definitely not grooming the horses.

Shocked and appalled, Sophie’s no happier to learn that she’s supposed to ‘just get on with it’. After all, according to her mother-in-law, she got the title …they even overlooked her family’s ‘new money’ status.

What a lovely family she’s married into! But what’s a girl to do when she’s still in love? Make it work or leg it as fast as she can? Either way, the mother-in-law will not be coming to tea!

What readers are saying about Phoebe MacLeod:

“A perfect love story

“Humorous, light and romantic!’

“I absolutely loved it. Heart-warming, just perfect!’

“I loved every minute reading this book, light hearted and fun, finished in a day!’

“I smiled so much’

What a wonderful book’


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I have to admit I thought there would be more romance in this than there was, but I was delighted by what the story had in store for me beyond this and I found I didn’t miss the romance I thought I had wanted, because what I got in return was so much more than I knew I wanted or needed from a story.

This is a story about self love, self respect, independence, boundaries, self worth, it’s far more important than romance, because without any of these is anything really love If you can’t say you have the rest. It’s 100% about healthy relationships be that with a partner, family or friends. It was a delight to read and share in Sophie’s journey to herself.

That’s not to say there’s not romance, or humour (don’t want to make this sound like a self help book 🤣) but it’s so much more. I love Sophie’s mother-in-law so much she’s got no tact, speaks her mind and although I’d want to kill her in real life, as a character she’s a great antagonist.

Overall this is a fantastic read, one I’d thoroughly recommend when you need an uplift, a confirmation of the good in life, the strength we can have, especially when we have friends, a community support, self love and boundaries, simply fantastic read.

Thanks to Phoebe MacLeod and Rachel’s Random Resources for a free copy in return for an honest and voluntary review, all opinions are my own and freely given.

About the Author

Phoebe MacLeod is the author of several popular laugh-out-loud romantic comedies. She mainly sets her books in her home county of Kent and her first new title for Boldwood will be published in November 2022. They will also be republishing her existing titles from August this year.

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