1. I read Fantasy ever since I can remember. 2. My guilty pleasure is chick lit. And 3. You can call me Nya.
I have picked this book to read on the beach and I was not disappointed. It reminded me a bit of 'Watermelon' by Marian Keyes and the funny thing is that Marian Keyes is actually mentioned too.
What I liked most
- The feel-good vibe. You close the book with a smile in your face.
- The first half of the book. This is very refreshing because I have been having the opposite experience with the last books I’ve read. In this case, Lucy grabs you from the beginning and doesn’t give too much away, just enough to keep you interested and make you wonder.
- The narrative. The narrator accompanies Josie, all her feelings and thoughts. The surprises are only revealed to you when they are revealed to Josie, which adds a bit of suspense and makes you feel more connected to the main character.
- The unexpected surprises along the way - Even if the ending is predictable.
- The fact that both the story and the protagonist feel very genuine and real - her fears and doubts are valid, and even if you have never gone through any similar situation, you can’t help but feel attached to her as her journey proceeds. The small details of her daily life, her children and everyday challenges, it’s real and powerful.
What I disliked:
- The title!
- The character Rob. It was just too convenient to have him there.
- The ending.
Very entertaining book, with its ups & downs and lots of romance.