Breathe Kate Bishop.
Saw this via netgalley but being a tech nerd couldn’t work out how to get it to my kindle but it appealed so I bought it and read it that way! Sometimes the PC wins – yesterday was one of those days….
Anyway – on with the book. I’m a sucker for a good romance with a decent back story and wasn’t disappointed. Alex thought she was happily married to the man of her dreams, but only six months after the wedding he walks out after a yoga retreat to “find himself” Poor Kate is devastated, she has no job, and the mother-in-law from hell ensures she soon has no home. She doesn’t realise she has a couple of really good friend who care for her and refuse to let her wallow in depression. They bully her – in the nicest way – into picking herself up and starting over. She finds a new job, new but tiny apartment and tries to find out who she is. She feels so lost without Tripp (the ex) and uncertain of what to do and who she is. Things progress, though via a series of ups and downs as she seems to be a magnet for accidents, and there’s love lurking in the background for her though she doesn’t see it. This book made me laugh, Alex tries hard, but seems to have setbacks – not always the horrible sort but those you can laugh with. She’s a good friend too and that gets recognised. She looks back at her childhood and sees it differently, looks at her childhood best friend and sees her differently too – especially when she leaves her husband and descends on Alex like a steamroller – complete with lots of Louis Vitton luggage and a teacup Yorkie dog!
Its a great romance, and a funny journey with Alex to find her HEA. You’ll laugh with her and cry with her and the ending leaves you feeling satisfied. Its not a book full of sex, the romance is more subtle than that with gentle touches and hints of feelings as Alex is running scared. If you want romance with a good story to keep you interested then this book doesn’t disappoint.
Its well written and edited, and at £1.94 for 290 pages its excellent value. Stars: four and half for me, doesn’t quite make the full five but very close.