My rating: ★★★★★
Genre: romance, adult fiction, contemporary.
Blurb from Goodreads:
Lou Clark knows lots of
things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and
home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she
knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.
What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.
Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He
knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows
exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.
What Will doesn't
know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour.
And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all
“And then, just like that, my heart broke. My face
crumpled, my composure went and I held him tightly and I stopped caring
that he could feel the shudder of my sobbing body because grief swamped
me. It overwhelmed me and tore at my heart and my stomach and my head
and it pulled me under, and I couldn’t bear it. I honestly thought I
couldn’t bear it.”
My best friend recommended me
this book. Every time we say this book in a store, she told “You NEED to
read this, it’s so beautiful!”.
And oh my god, it’s even more that beautiful. It’s sad, realistic, funny, heartwarming, …
I read the ending of this book on the train. Which was a very bad idea, because I just couldn’t contain my tears.
now probably thinking: ‘Why the hell are your giving it 4 stars then?!’.
Well, because I didn’t really liked the start of the book. I almost gave
up with this book, because it was sooo sloooow. The first 100 pages
were … not boring… but not excited enough either. You just need to keep reading.
But otherwise, I really recommend this book!!
yourself. Don’t settle. Wear those stripy legs with pride. And if you
insist on settling down with some ridiculous bloke, make sure some of
this is squirreled away somewhere. Knowing you still have possibilities
is a luxury. Knowing I might have given them to you has alleviated
something for me.”
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