Jen has been with Michael for nearly four years and when she discovers she is unexpectedly pregnant she is delighted, but anxious. None of Michael’s previous relationships have lasted beyond four years, and she is concerned hers may go the same way. When she arrives home and finds he has traded his sensible family car for a motorbike, she is even more worried. So before telling him about the baby she decides to do some detective work and try and discover why his other relationships failed. This self-imposed mission takes her from her home in Norfolk all the way to Cuba.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found Jen a very likeable main character. Most of the book is told by Jen in the first person, and in the present tense. The rest is from Michael’s POV, (mostly flashbacks), in the third person and in the past tense. Although I don’t normally like reading books written in the present tense, on this occasion it worked very well with the two styles complementing each other brilliantly. It gave the different POVs a completely distinct feel.
The book was a rollercoaster of emotions. I cried on several occasions, laughed on some and actually shouted at Jen out loud on one occasion! The author captured the atmosphere of both the Norfolk coast and the more exotic Cuba beautifully, and her descriptions were delightful.
I would highly recommend this as a great book to curl up with on a chilly day. A lovely read.
I received a free copy of the book from the author in return for an honest review.
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