My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
This book ripped me in half.
I’m rating it right in the middle because, for me, it’s two stories in one and while I absolutely adored one aspect of it, the other annoyed me.
So, to explain further, the love story and the love after loss element was wonderful. The insight into Sam and Ollie’s relationship was perfect.
The pain, the gradual awakening of realisation that you have to move on in whatever way works best, that there can be a new love without betraying the old. This was done brilliantly.
What I didn’t need, and what drove me to a point of almost stopping reading, was all the rest of the unmitigating angst. From Sam’s parents turning into arseholes, from the angsty of Ollie’s best friends Cleo and Imran’s relationship exploding into drama, to the unexpected baby drama, it just became too much.
Now, I actually loved baby Milo and how he brought along a new future for Ollie with Thomas but everything else about his appearance was just more drama!
So, as a love after loss romance, wonderful, as a new romance in its own right, just too much dramady!
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.