Nothing I Wouldn’t Do by Sara-Ella Ozbeck
We are delighted to introduce you to the brand new novel from Sara-Ella Ozbek, Nothing I Wouldn’t Do, the follow up to her brilliant debut The High Moments, that published last year to huge critical acclaim.
Perfect for fans of Emma Jane Unsworth, Caroline O’Donoghue and shows like Girls, Nothing I Wouldn’t Do is a novel about the strength of female friendship and learning to accept yourself.
‘A great read about friendship’ BELLA
‘A funny and heartwarming read about friendship’ CLOSER
‘I gave the author’s 2020 debut, The High Moments, a rave review and this second novel is equally gripping…It’s brilliantly insightful on people-pleasers who lose themselves in giving and the immense strength that is to be found in vulnerability. I was rooting for Jax the whole way’ DAILY MAIL
How far would you go to protect a friend?
Jax Levy is an almost thirty-year-old low-paid ‘journalist’ with no hope of progression. She has a love life only ever centred around a bad decision and a family too complicated to explain.
The one area of life that Jax has down are her friends – Clara, Omni and Alice are the loves of her life. So, when Clara announces her engagement to Ed, Jax hides all of her feelings of insecurity, and commits to becoming the perfect maid-of-honour.
That is until she discovers something about Ed that will destroy everything. Panicked and irrational, Jax makes a snap decision to go on a wild mission to save her best friend from heartache. But the truth is far more complicated than Jax had imagined and that decision soon comes back to bite her…
’Compelling, original, hilarious’ Lucy Vine, author of Bad Choices
‘Sara-Ella Ozbek’s writing shines with insight’ Emma Jane Unsworth, author of Adults
‘What a talent!’ Laura Jane Williams, author of The Love Square
‘An absolute must read, it felt current and funny and relevant, was so colourful and would make an amazing Netflix series! Just brilliant’ ***** Kate
‘This might seem like a love story on the surface – but it was so much more! This was about friendship, about the trouble and jealousy and complicated sides that nobody likes to talk about. Fully diving into the insecurities and terrors of being a twenty-something woman who feels like they haven’t made it yet and not even knowing what making it looks like. A story about beautifully real and honest women’ **** Bethany
‘A beautifully written uplifting novel based around friendships, female solidarity and lifting each other up to be our best selves’ **** Karena
‘A great look at the complexities of female friendship, I couldn’t put it down. Great fun with a little splash of darkness’ **** Sophia
‘Heartbreaking and humorous in equal measure’ **** Kirsty
Praise for The High Moments
’One of the most seductive and accomplished debuts I have ever read . . . I was obsessed with the insight into the murky world of modelling, and the way Sara-Ella explores the feelings of “other” that can consume so much of our twenties’ Laura Jane Williams, author of The Love Square
‘Brilliantly highlights the insecurities of being a young woman and not feeling like you’ve ‘become’ anything yet – it also shows the darkness and toxicity that can linger behind a so-called ‘dream’ job’ Emma Gannon, author of Olive
‘A beautiful, messed-up mash-up of The Devil Wears Prada and Fleabag. Set in the seedy underbelly of the high octane world of fashion, modelling and Instagram influencers, Scarlett is the perfect heroine for our times. Essential reading for anyone relieved to be done with their twenties and a cautionary tale for those who are still living them!’ Sarra Manning, author of The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp
‘An exhilarating, edgy, roller coaster of a story from start to finish. The High Moments is a fascinating window into the bright lights – and underbelly – of the fashion industry . . . A complete thrill to read!’ Helly Acton, author of The Shelf
‘Truly wonderful… I enjoyed it so much!! I urge anyone who is a sucker for a good friendship/romance story to go and get a copy!’ Soph, read her IG post here.
‘This is not your typical romance novel. There is romance involved yes, but what I really enjoyed about this one was the fact that the main theme of the story was friendship’ Zoe, read her IG post here.
‘I really enjoyed this book, it is a fab Summer read covering subjects such as sex, friendship, insecurities and fear in a humourous and poignant way’ Nina, read her IG post here.
‘A very solid read, great for something a bit different to your usual romance’ Hayley, read her IG post here.
‘I enjoyed the storyline with the underlying tale of a twenty-something woman trying to understand where she is in life or even trying to make sense of where she is supposed to be heading’ Jeanie, read her IG post here.
‘There is lots of fun, humour, heartbreaks and of course friendship… one of those books that is a great little pick me up and easy to read’ SJ’s Bookgram, read her IG post here.
‘I thoroughly enjoyed this book and loved Jax as a the main character. It had me laughing out loud, showing both how meaningful friendships can be, but also the toxic side of them’ Niamh, read her IG post here.
‘I expected this to be a good, but predictable, rom-com, so when it took an unexpected turn, I was desperate to see what happened next and loved seeing the complexities of these four women’s friendships’ Lynne, read her IG post here.
‘Really enjoying this story and can see already the theme and power of a friendship. This will be a 5* read for me’ Yaz, read their IG post here.
‘A vivid, victorious, and occasionally vicious examination of friendship both the highs and the lows. Packed with oodles of hilarity and deluges of drama, it is an original, insightful, and irresistible book and I couldn’t put it down’ Clare, read her blog review here.
‘A brilliant and believable ode to strong female friendships that we could all connect too’ TurnUpForTheBooks, read her IG post here.
‘It’s so nice to read a refreshing, easy, lighthearted, relatable, witty book during the summer months and this delivered just that’ Heidi, read her IG post here.
‘Had me laughing from the first paragraph. If you’re ever at a low moment in your life and just need to escape and read something easy and light, I would recommend this book’ Kim, read her IG post here.
‘Such a brilliantly written and thought provoking book’ Michaela, read her IG post here.
‘It was so funny! A very enjoyable read. Great writing style with great characters’ Rhianydd, read her IG post here.
‘So much drama and lies. This is not your usual romance, definitely nothing like I’ve read before. I really loved the whole friendship side of the story’ Steph, read her IG post here.
‘This book is anything but predictable and actually rather thought-provoking, it’s not your average rom-com but instead it packs a punch and reminds you that life isn’t simple, you have to learn to evolve and adjust to the flow if you wish to truly flourish!’ ReadBetweenTheWines, read their IG post here.
‘Thought provoking, funny & filled with drama, this was a very well written book with a strong female lead’ Stacey, read her IG post here.
‘Ozbek is a brilliant writer – this book has depth, humour and plot lines that seem so relatable. All the characters are so well written that you recognise their unique quirks and personalities’ Toni, read her IG post here.