Super sweet romance which made me smile throughout
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
So sweet! This book was an absolute delight even though it sensitively deals with the real consequences of a relationship with a paraplegic.
I loved both main characters, Jamie really is sunshine in person. He’s gone through his dark times after he was paralysed and he’s come out the other side determined to live the best life he can.
His childhood best friend Stephen’s life-experiences, while not physically traumatic, have been emotional ones and he’s stuck in a mire of relationship doubt when he bumps back into Jamie after 13 years apart.
I loved how their friendship just took right back off as if they’d never been apart, although there were obviously gaps in their lived experiences which they needed to deal with – Jamie’s situation being the big one.
I liked how nothing is skipped over, Stephen makes mistakes, he underestimates Jamie, he makes assumptions and he learns. They fall from friendship slowly into love because both have fears which need overcoming.
This book just made me smile from start to finish and I very much believed and appreciated their journey into a relationship. There’s a smashing cast of supporting characters too, both sets of parents are lovely and their collective sisters are a riot!
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review