Title: You’re The One That I Want
Author: Giovanna Fletcher
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 372
Format: Paperback
Service: Gifted
Buy: Book Depository

‘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. Nextto Rob is Ben – the best man and 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 around 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 depends on it…’

Giovanna Fletcher’s second book was given to me as a Christmas present from Zara since I had wanted to read one of Gi’s books for a while. On the whole, I did enjoy the book but I did have a couple of issues.

You’re The One That I Want follows a love triangle in a group of friends. They’ve known each other since primary school and have grown up together. So, you can immediately see the problem here, right?

The premise of this book was a tad corny but I can’t complain about that. It was the exact reason that I wanted to read this book. I was in need of a good romance book! And this book had me returning to it very quickly after putting it down. I needed to know who Maddy was going to end up with.

My main issue with this book was the sheer amount of block text. I felt like there were so many paragraphs of writing and it wasn’t really split up much much conversation between the characters. I love character interaction in a book, it lets me get to know each character a little better. So, that was definitely something that I missed in this book. Along the way, it didn’t feel like all the description was necessary either. It just felt like some of the paragraphs were there just to fill up space and it could sometimes make me loose a little bit of interest.

That didn’t stop me from getting attached to every single character though. You couldn’t help but feel for all of them and the situations that they were in. I really could’t decide who I wanted Maddy to be with. My decision would change every couple of pages I learnt more and more about the two boys. In the end, I came t the conclusion that I would be happy with whoever she ended up with.

This definitely isn’t going to be the last Giovanna Fletcher book that I pick up. It’s the perfect easy read that will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions.

Rating: 3 stars

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Title: The Surrogate
Author: Louise Jensen
Publisher: Bookoture
Pages: 324
Format: Ebook
Service: Bought

‘Kat and her husband Nick have tried everything to become parents, and are on the point of giving up. Then a chance encounter with Kat’s childhood friend, Lisa, gives Kat and Nick one last chance to achieve their dream. But Kat and Lisa’s history hides dark secrets. And there is more to Lisa than what meets the eye. As dangerous cracks start to appear in Kat’s perfect picture of happily-ever-after, she realises she must face her fear of the past in order to save her family…’

The Surrogate follows the story of husband and wife, Nick and Kat and how they’ve always wanted a family of their own. After years of struggling to become pregnant, Kat is desperate to become a mother. View Full Post

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Title: She, Myself and I 
Author:
Emma Young
Publisher:
Little Tiger Group
Pages:
336
Format:
Ebook
Publication Date: September 5th 2017

‘Rosa—an eighteen-year-old from London—is quadriplegic. Her doting (if a bit stifling) parents and charming older brother are her entire world. But Rosa yearns for more; so when a doctor from Boston chooses her to be a candidate for a risky experimental surgery, she and her family move to Massachusetts in search of a miracle.

Sylvia—a girl from a small town in New England—is brain-dead. Her parents have donated Sylvia’s body to Rosa’s cause. Rosa wakes up from surgery as the first successful brain transplant survivor—by all accounts, a medical anomaly. She should be ecstatic, but she can’t help wondering with increasing obsession who Sylvia was and what her life was like.

Rosa’s fascination with her new body and her desire to understand Sylvia prompt a road trip based on discovery and a surprising new romance. But will Rosa be able to solve the dilemma of her identity? Who is she, in another girl’s body?’

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Title: Queen of the Tearling
Author: Erika Johansen
Published By: Bantam
Publication Date: July 16th 2015
Pages: 512
Format: Paperback“Kelsea Glynn is the sole heir to the throne of Tearling but as been raised in secret by foster parents after her mother – Queen Elyssa, as vain as she was stupid – was murdered for ruining her kingdom. For 18 years, the Tearling has been ruled by Kelsey’s uncle in the role of Regent however he is but the debauched puppet of the Red Queen, the sorceress-tyrant of neighbouring realm Mortmesme. On Kelsea’s 19th birthday, the tattered remnants of her mother’s guard – arrive to bring the most un-regal woman out of hiding… And so begins her journey back to her kingdom’s heart, to claim the throne, earn the loyalty of her people, overturn her mother’s legacy and redeem the Tearling from the forces of corruption and dark magic that are threatening to destroy it. But Kelsea’s story is not just about her learning the true nature of her inheritance – it’s about a heroine who must learn to acknowled

ge and live with the realities of coming of age in all its insecurities and attractions, alongside the ethical dilemmas of ruling justly and fairly while simply trying to stay alive…”

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january 2018 reads queen of the tearing neil gaiman ya young adult fiction fantasy romance giovanna fletcher

January has been a rather busy month for me as I managed to somehow plough through my first lot of university exams. And I’m so glad that they’re over with. Between all the revision though, I managed to make a lot of time for reading because I needed some sort of escape from all the work. So, here are my January reads! View Full Post

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