Book Review - This Love by Dani Atkins
Sophie stopped believing in happy endings a long time ago, but could this love change all of that?
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 23 March 2017
"Sophie Winter lives in a self-imposed cocoon - she's a single, 31-year-old translator who works from home in her one-bedroom flat. This isn’t really the life she dreamed of, but then Sophie stopped believing in dreams when she was a teenager and tragedy struck her family.
So, to be safe, she keeps everyone at arm’s length. Sophie understands she has a problem, but recognising it and knowing how to fix it are two entirely different things.
One night a serious fire breaks out in the flat below hers. Sophie is trapped in the burning building until a passer-by, Ben, sees her and rescues her.
Suddenly her cocoon is shattered - what will be the consequences of this second life-changing event?"
I had heard sooo many good things about this book and I couldn't wait to get started to find out for myself if it lived up to the hype...
Wow, what an emotional read!
In no time at all I felt a connection to Sophie and her emotions became my emotions - the fear, the sadness and the unexpected happiness at having someone to help her all rolled through me as I read. The authors words pulled me in beautifully and made me feel as though I was part of the story.
Sophie was a gentle character who was incredibly easy to care for, there wasn't a single thing I would have changed about her. Ben was also fabulous but sometimes I felt he was a little too perfect and the cynic in me was waiting for him to do something to mess up.
Then I began to piece together fragments of the storyline that indicated something I really didn't want to be true. Unfortunately it was true and it changed the whole atmosphere of the story, not in a bad way but a different way.
What followed frequently brought tears to my eyes for many different reasons. As I whizzed through the pages I thought I had it all figured out and then, BAM, another twist came along to change my viewpoint once again.
The last few pages were read through blurred vision as the tears just wouldn't stop - lots of tissues will be needed if you read this book.
This Love was a stunning read, emotional and thought-provoking in so many ways. It truly touched my heart!
CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR
Dani Atkins was born in London in 1958 and grew up in North London. She moved to rural Hertfordshire in 1985 where she has lived in a small village ever since with her family. Although Dani has been writing for fun all her life, Fractured was her first novel. She has since written The Story of Us and Our Song. Combined eBook sales of Dani's books exceed half a million copies, and Our Song has sold over 20,000 copies to date.
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Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book in exchange for my honest opinion.