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My Year of Saying No
by Maxine Morrey
Publisher: Boldwood Books
Release Date: April 16, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Lottie Wentworth has never been more pleased to hear Big Ben ring in the new year and wave goodbye to The Year of Saying Yes!
When a long-term relationship ended, her best friend’s scheme to get Lottie back in the swing of things seemed like a good idea. She’s kept her promise to Jess to see it through but, as a lover of the quiet life, Lottie couldn’t be happier to say hello to a brand new year – The Year of Saying No!
Unfortunately, the one thing she still seems unable to say no to is the crush she has on her best client and now friend, Army veteran, Seb Marshall. But she’s working on it, and with rescue dog Humphrey at her side, she knows that she’ll manage just fine.
Lottie’s decision to stop trying to please everyone has brought a sense of relief beyond what she had expected. Her actions and determination have also begun to send ripples throughout her life and those closest to her, bringing about changes none of them could have expected.
But will all those changes be for the good?
Maxine Morrey is a bestselling romantic comedy author with eight books to her name including #No Filter and the top ten hit The Christmas Project. She lives in West Sussex.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources, Netgalley, and Boldwood Books for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
Do you know how much I needed this book in my life though? To have the freedom to say “NO!” every once in a while without feeling guilty or any type of negative way. I feel like as humans, we are programmed to try to say yes to everything because we want to be able to show that we can handle whatever comes our way, that we are dependable and that we can do what needs to be done. But think about it, if we say yes to EVERYTHING, sooner or later, something is going to fall through the cracks. Would we really be considered dependable then?
Plus we start to break down because we just don’t have enough time in the day to dedicate to what WE actually want to do, rather than what someone ELSE wants us to do. So we put ourselves and our wellbeing last for everyone else because we just have to show that we can be relied on by anyone.
But not anymore, fam. We are NOT doing this anymore because WE need to put ourselves higher in our priority pyramid.
This book reminded me that it’s okay to say NO and do things for me, and that’s what was really great about it.