Books, Chicklit

23rd March 2014

Fab new books releasing soon that I am looking forward to reading….

Spring has nearly sprung here in London (fingers crossed we don’t get any freak snow or sudden drops in temperature) and some great books will be hitting bookstores and cyber book stores soon…

Below are some that I am extremely keen to read:

1. The Best Thing that Never Happened to Me

I love novels about first love, especially if it is unrequited. Call me a sentimental fool who still has her head in the clouds after being a married mom of one, but the teenager in me who has never quite grown up loves stories about ‘the one’ who got away when love was young and innocent mostly due to one catastrophic incident that changed everything. Books along the lines of Mhairi Mcfarlane’s ‘You had me at hello’, Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park and Jessica Thompson’s ‘This is a love story’ are amongst my favourite due to this very reason, (all highly recommended if you love this theme like I do!). Thus it makes natural sense that I desperately want to read this book the digital version of which is out on the 10th of April 2014.

This is the story of Holly and Alex, who met as teenagers and then lost touch, the book is told by a male and female perspective apparently, written by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice.


Amazon’s Book Description

Everyone remembers their first love.

Holly certainly remembers Alex. But she decided ten years ago that love wasn’t about mix tapes and seizing the moment – though she’s not exactly sure it’s about secret dates with your boss, either.

But what if the feelings never really went away?

Alex wants to make every moment of his new job count. It’s a fresh start in a big city, and he’s almost certain that moving to London has nothing to do with Holly. Almost.

How do you know if it was meant to be. or never meant to happen at all?

A brilliantly funny, feel-good story of first love, second chances and everything inbetween, perfect for fans of romantic comedies like Love Actually, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones.

One to review in April methinks…..

2. You’re the one that I want by Giovanna Fletcher

If you have read Giovanna Fletcher’s Billy and Me, you, like me, would be keen to get your hands on this book. Giovanna’s writing style, full of warmth and emotion, hooks you and pulls you into the story and the theme of this novel is another personal favourite…..unrequited love….. This is a popular theme, from childhood stories of the Beast pining for Beauty in Beauty and the Beast to Stephanie Meyer’s character Jacob the werewolf desperate for Bella’s affection in Twilight, this is quite clearly a theme that hits a raw note within authors and readers alike.

The story of this book, as per its blurb is about Maddy, who loves Rob and is getting married to him. Also in the picture is Ben, Maddy and Rob’s friend, who secretly harbours deep feelings for Maddy, but will he keep them to himself and is Maddy making a mistake in marrying Rob?

Amazon Book Description


A new novel from the author of Billy and Me about love and the unbreakable bonds of friendship.


Maddy, dressed in white, stands at the back of the church. At the end of the aisle is Rob – the man she’s about to marry. Next to Rob is Ben – best man and the best friend any two people ever had.

And that’s the problem.

Because if it wasn’t Rob waiting for her at the altar, there’s a strong chance it would be Ben. Loyal and sensitive Ben has always kept his feelings to himself, but if he turned round and told Maddy she was making a mistake, would she listen? And would he be right?

Best friends since childhood, Maddy, Ben and Rob thought their bond was unbreakable. But love changes everything. Maddy has a choice to make but will she choose wisely? Her heart, and the hearts of the two best men she knows, depend on it…


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