Bestsellers · Book club reads · Emotional · romance

The Light We Lost – Jill Santopolo ★★★★★

Blurb; He was the first person to inspire her, to move her, to truly understand her. Was he meant to be the last?

Lucy is faced with a life-altering choice. But before she can make her decision, she must start her story—their story—at the very beginning.

Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated—perhaps they’ll find life’s meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York. What follows is a thirteen-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. Was it fate that brought them together? Is it choice that has kept them away? Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents apart, but never out of each other’s hearts.

My Review; This was a 99p buy and I am so glad I decided to read this one randomly. From the start I could tell it was going to be such a delicate, soft and beautiful story. The story is told through main character Lucy and throughout the whole story it is spoken/directed to Gabe. It’s a story of breakup, growing up, growing apart, moving on, memories, clinging on and love. True love. Soul mate love. The one.

It’s a powerful, emotional read especially towards the end. I do not cry at books ever but my god get some tissues for this one because it even made me tear up. The ending ripped me apart. Killed me. Heartbroken. But a happy ending (ish). A true romance story even if decades have passed between them. This book is the definition of romance and love. One I will not be able to forget for a long time. Stuck in my heart. A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend.

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contemporary · mystery · suspense · thriller

The Accident – C.L. Taylor ✶✶✶✶✶

The Accident

Sue Jackson has the perfect family but when her teenage daughter Charlotte deliberately steps in front of a bus and ends up in a coma, she is forced to face a very dark reality.
Retracing her daughters steps she finds a horrifying entry in Charlotte’s diary and is forced to head deep into Charlotte’s world. In her hunt for evidence, Sue begins to mistrust everyone close to her daughter and she’s forced to look further into the depths of her own past. There is a lot that Sue doesn’t know about Charlotte’s life. But then there’s a lot that Charlotte doesn’t know about Sue’s…

This is a must read for readers who enjoy an excellent gripping thriller, mystery, contemporary and suspense filled story, which would also make the ideal story to discuss if you are part of a book club…

WOW! WHAT AN ENDING! I haven’t hated a fictional character as much as James in this book and the ending is just indescribable!! Cally Taylor has blown me away again, another fantastic story that had me hooked throughout. I’m just sad that I have now read all her stories and I will be waiting for her next book too (hurry, hurry!). The Accident is beautifully written, easy to read and extremely fast paced! I really enjoyed it and would highly recommend it to you all if you haven’t read it already, it contains a brilliant plot!
Great author, great stories, never been let down by her! Enjoy.

Bestsellers · Book club reads · contemporary · crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

The Kind Worth Killing – Peter Swanson ✶✶✶✶

the kind worth killing

When Ted Severson’s flight becomes delayed he meets Lilly the mysterious stranger in an airport bar. After too many martinis he confesses his darkest secrets to Lilly about his wife’s infidelity and how he wishes she was dead. But what he does not expect is Lilly offering to help him carry out just that task… Do you dare to find out what happens? You will not be disappointed.

I had heard A LOT about this story so decided to dive in and see what all the hype was about. The Kind Worth Killing is easy to read and a very fast paced story that you will all enjoy. I awarded this book four stars as don’t get me wrong it is a brilliantly clever written story with plenty of twists and turns for the reader to endure. However, I personally did not understand what all the hype was about… I have to admit that the final chapter in this book has to be the best chapter ever where everything is revealed, but it does end on a bit of a cliffhanger (GRR,), which made me want MORE (and I did not expect the ending outcome). This is the perfect story for readers who enjoy a great mystery, thriller, suspense, crime, contemporary, bestseller and would make the perfect story to discuss if you are part of a book club. This is a long story (415 pages) but if you find yourself enjoying it you will find yourself racing through it, worth the time reading this story.
Enjoy, I did.