Nothing Man by R J Gould will leave a smile on your face

Nothing Man by R J Gould is a book that deals with very relevant subjects in a gentle, caring but humorous way. It’s a book that will make you feel good.

Richard writes under the pseudonym R J Gould and is a (rare male) member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA). His first novel was shortlisted for the Joan Hessayon Award following his participation on the RNA New Writers’ Scheme. Having been published by Headline Access and Lume Books, he now self-publishes.

He writes contemporary literary fiction about relationships, loosely though not prescriptively within the Romance genre, using both humour and pathos to describe the tragi-comic journeys of his protagonists in search of love. Nothing Man is his sixth novel, following A Street Café Named Desire, The Engagement Party, Jack and Jill Went Downhill, Mid-life follies and The bench by Cromer beach.

One man in need of an overhaul. Two women determined to drag him there.

Neville Watkin’s life is so rubbish surely things can’t get any worse.  Yes they can, because his wife leaves him, he loses his job, has a car crash and ends up in hospital.

Feisty Laura, the other party in the car crash, befriends him and sets out to turn his life upside down. For reasons he struggles to understand, Caroline, her equally feisty mother, seems to like him. Rather a lot.

All in all things are looking up, but is Neville courageous enough to seize these new opportunities?

Nothing Man is one of those reads that its only fault is it ends. It’s a book that could very easily spurn equally delightful sequels as many of the characters within it could be further explored. Relatable and well-paced, Nothing Man explores very real issues in a sensitive but humorous way, highlighting the author’s talent for this type of writing, It’s a book that leaves you with a smile on your face.

You can get a copy here.

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