Barbara tackles two tough subjects with sensitivity and produces a wonderful romance

A Long Way BackA Long Way Back by Barbara Elsborg

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So very different from book one in the series, but just as amazingly written.

It’s an interesting subject to tackle, one I won’t spoiler, and Barbara does real justice to it without ever falling into overly am-dram detail.

There are two pretty big incidents in the book which are potential triggers, so I’d advise everyone to read the note and pay attention as they are graphically dealt with.

Did everything work for me? Yes, on balance it did. Even with the unlikely situations, the narrative ran true.

With a background in journalism, I absolutely believed those elements, some people in the industry are just total pieces of s**t.

The romance between Tay and Ink is wonderful. They’re the heart and soul of a story which is ultimately about hope.

Their attraction is clear from the start. They spark off one another and stimulate each other into making an effort to try for a ‘normal’ life.

I felt for Tay so much, having been through a similar experience with paralysis myself. I thought this particular plot thread was superbly executed.

Ink though, oh my lawd that boy broke my heart as he did his best in the harshest of circumstances to try and carry on regardless of what was chucked at him.

Jonty and Deven make guest appearances towards the end and I loved seeing them both still so happy.

We get introduced to a new character in this book, and I’m not sure if there is going to be more, but I’d love to see him find a happy ending too.

Both books in this series have tackled tough subjects with consummate ease and I hope for more

PS Dog is awesome.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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