Author: Lindsey Kelk
Genre: Romance, contemporary
Publisher: HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction
Pages: 400 pages
Publication Date: 23rd July 2020
My Rating: 4/5
The hilarious and heartwarming new standalone novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Lindsey Kelk.
One missed chance in life…one second chance in love
When Ros comes home after three years away, she’s ready to pick up with life exactly where she left it. But her friends have moved on, her parents have rekindled their romance, and her bedroom is now a garden shed. All of a sudden, she’s swept up in nostalgia for the way things were.
Then her phone begins to ping, with messages from her old life. Including one number she thought she’d erased for good – the man who broke her heart. Is this her second chance at one big love? Sometimes we all want to see what we’ve been missing…
Lindsey Kelk is a master at making her characters feel three-dimensional, relatable and realistic. I could definitely identify with the main character, Ros. She’s had to move back home after leaving her life in Washington and finds herself living in a shed at the back of her parents’ home in London. Life has taken her on a path she wasn’t expecting but she’s determined to make the most of the opportunities she has been given.
There is plenty of hilarity in Ros’ new start. It’s not too often I find myself laughing out loud with a book but this certainly did. It is the perfect blend of all the things you expect from a contemporary romance. Great characters, hilarious mishaps, predictable twists and some deeper moments too.
The only thing I didn’t particularly like was just how predictable it felt. Though this isn’t necessarily a bad thing if you’re wanting an easy read to switch off with. This would be perfect to take on holiday and read on a sunlounger without a care in the world.
Lindsey Kelk has written another fabulous novel that doesn’t disappoint.
Praise for Lindsey Kelk:
‘Witty, funny, warm and wise’ Marian Keyes
‘Ridiculously funny, properly emosh and hugely readable’ Fabulous
‘Total and utter hilarity… a chucklesome slice of brilliance’ Isabelle Broom
‘Love, laughs, sunshine…we heart this’ Sunday Express
‘Will make you snort with laughter – Lindsey is one of the best comic writers out there’ Paige Toon
‘Hilarious, sexy, pacy… a smart, laugh-out-loud triumph’ HEAT
‘Quirky and lovable characters…this classic “opposites attract” romance sparkles’ S magazine