Working it Out – Nicola May

“Ruby Matthews has a plan. Twelve jobs in twelve months, until she finds the one of her dreams…

After an unexpected redundancy, Ruby begins to question her priorities. Inspired by a quote from Kahlil Gibran about loving your work, she launches her mission to find the ideal job.

Her year of gainful (and sometimes painful!) employment includes nannying for clients in the South of France; dealing with embarrassing ailments in a Harley Street Clinic; waiting tables in a buzzy Soho cafe; and meeting the celebs of years gone by in a home for retired actors. And even though love is no longer top of her list, relationships just seem to start happening along the way – which sees her handing out some P45s of her own!

But will any of the jobs, or men she meets, see her dreams come true? Or will Ruby just end up back where she started?”

I got this eBook when it was available as a free download from Amazon (current price £1.90).

The main character Ruby was made redundant just before Christmas and spent a tearful New Years Day with just her cat for company.  After being inspired by a quote she found on the internet she decided to make a New Years resolution that, hopefully, would see her succeed in finding happiness. Her big plan was to try twelve different jobs in twelve months to see which one she would like to commit to – I found this whole idea very interesting and I couldn’t wait to join her on her journey.

Just a few of the jobs Ruby tried out included a funeral director, sexual health clinic receptionist, fortune-teller and care assistant.  She met some fabulous characters along the way, Tony Choi being one of my favourites – he was hilarious and had me crying with laughter.  The only problem I found with having so many different characters was that sometimes I struggled to remember who everyone was.

Ruby’s love interests were as varied as her job choices but my favourite was definitely gorgeous George, I really enjoyed his cheekiness!

I found myself looking forward to Ruby’s next career move, I couldn’t wait to find out which career she would choose in the end and when she finally did I have to admit that it was unexpected.  There were many, many laugh out loud moments throughout the book but also a few incredibly touching moments so I feel like this book covered everything.

This was a fun read with a happy ending, a perfect curl up on the sofa and have a laugh book.

To find out more about Nicola May visit her website here.


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