Monday, August 11, 2014

To The Moon and Back

Book: To the Moon and Back
Author: Jill Mansell

When Ellie Kendall tragically loses her husband she feels her life is over. But eventually she’s ready for a new start – at work, that is. She doesn’t need a new man when she has a certain secret visitor to keep her company...

Zack McLaren seems to have it all, but the girl he can’t stop thinking about won’t give him a second glance. If only she’d pay him the same attention she lavishes on his dog.

Moving to North London, Ellie meets neighbour Roo who has a secret of her own. Can the girls sort out their lives? Guilt is a powerful emotion, but a lot can happen in a year in Primrose Hill...-Goodreads

Review: If you are looking for a cute romance with a realistic love story, you might enjoy this book. Ellie and Zack's relationship is a series of mis-communications but came across very real. Even though Zack feels an instant chemistry with Ellie, she doesn't reciprocate. She lost her husband just over a year before meeting Zack and she isn't even thinking about other men. I loved that they didn't experience an instant love connection and the relationship slowly developed.  Ellie's friend Roo was a character who was frustrating (she's having an affair with a married man) but in many ways my favorite because she brought a burst of energy onto the pages. Ellie and Zack were a tad dull so it was nice to read Roo's sections. There was a subplot involving Ellie's father-in-law that was interesting, although he seemed to have that instant love connection that I'm getting frustrated with in romance novels. 

Overall-very cute read that I enjoyed. This would be a good one for the beach.  

Grade: 3/5

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