I started this book about five times, cried like I was in a Cold Play song and then gave up. But with a book cover and a title like that, who can resist?
If you’ve ever suffered a great loss, the start of the book really gets to you. The main character Diane, suddenly loses the two major loves of her life. Her husband and daughter. A year later she moves to Ireland in an attempt to get away from her demanding family and the pressure to get over it. Of course she meets a grumpy but sexy Irish man who is dealing with his own dramas. There comes a series of events that grab your attention and don’t let go. They fall in love but can they get over their own issues to be with each other? Let me just say that the book ended without me feeling satisfied. I was grateful to hear that there would be a sequel to explain why.
This is the way I felt while reading this book:
First third – Cry baby. Wah, wah, wah.
Second third – Wow. I really like this book.
Last third – What the hell? I hate this book.
Googled it – Yessss there is a sequel and yess it’s going to be made into a movie.
Can I explain my emotional roller coaster? Not without giving spoilers. I can say that I’m not ready to give up on the book. I will read the next as soon as it’s translated from French. Because it’s such a quick read, and because there’s another coming out, I give it three curiously cautious Giraffes.
P.S. Here’s a little tidbit of gossip. The book was originally self-published. Yey! Go indies.