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What a fun book!! From messed up decisions of a pining heart to adulting, from the depths of defeat to growing up, from thrown into the streets to finding sucess. This book had it all. Author Elizabeth Neep with her words had penned a story which so many of us have gone through, some of us are still going through.

Jesse left UK for Sydney to forget her live. But lo and behold Sam was the first she met when down on her luck who offered his spare room without telling her he had his girlfriend in his main bedroom. An icky situation if ever, especially since Jess had not really got over him.

My first book by this author, the situations that Jesse got herself into were humorous. There were many times when I wanted to poke her into looking the other way. But some part of me understood her longing. Been there, done that. The author had written realistic characters whom I could identify with. Her desperate lies had me cringing as well as nodding through them.

Sam was a great guy though I too felt, like any guy, he didn’t recognize his own signs. A girl could be mistaken on them. Past and present alternated the chapters giving me their complete incomplete story with their break off.

The sections which touched my heart was when Jesse grew up after being thrown out. I could see the beautiful and brave soul that she was, honest to herself, and eager to redeem and prove herself. Fate and friends gave her a helping hand, and my heart soared when she flew high in the wings of success, paving her own way.

A fun evening read, I would say.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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Armed with a super-sized backpack full of optimism, Jess sets off in search of sun, sea and a much-needed new beginning.

Things don’t get off to a good start.

Instead of sunshine, she’s met with torrential rain. Her job prospects are as dismal as the weather and that friend-of-a-friend she was meant to stay with has fallen through. Just as Jess is homeless, jobless and wishing she’d gone for the waterproof mascara, she runs into the last person she expected to see. Sam. The ex she never got over. Jess always believed that one day fate would bring them back together. Now he’s here, more gorgeous than ever.

Before she knows it, Jess is accepting Sam’s offer to stay in his spare room. But while she may have been less than truthful about the mess she’s in, there is also one rather important thing Sam has neglected to mention.

Suddenly Jess isn’t just living with her ex, but with his new girlfriend too. All of that baggage she thought she left behind may have caught up with her…

Publication Date: May 2020

11 Responses

  1. This book sounds so bittersweet and so relatable. I think we all have been there, done that at some point in our lives. Great review Shalini!

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