Sunday, 27 October 2013

Once More with Feeling by Megan Crane

This winter, lose yourself in Sarah's world of life-changing decisions, friendship and old flames....

Sarah's suffered the very worst of betrayals.  But now with a new year around the corner, what better time to re-evaluate her life?

As she reconsiders every choice she's made, she starts to wonder if her life was so perfect after all, and if this might be the moment that her world changes forever...

This book has been sat on my bookshelf for some time, just waiting to be read.  I had been waiting for winter to set in, as the cover is so beautifully wintery.  The cover is a little deceiving; it makes you feel like it will be a christmassy book.  Whilst this book is the ideal book to settle down with in front of the fire on a crisp winter day, it isn't a Christmas eve read.  (For that I would recommend the author Scarlett Bailey and her fabulous Christmas books!)

I very much enjoyed this book.  It resonated with me, and I found it very easy to relate to Sarah.  Not because of the affair, but because of the back story which comes out as Sarah delves into her past to try and discover why she made the choices she did.  Did she settle for Tim? Has she really been as happy as she thought all those years? What happened to her dreams? How did she end up being the type of lawyer she always hated?

To answer all those questions, and try to work out how she ended up where she is today, Sarah takes a trip down or two down memory lane.  This is the point in the book where I really started to get into it.  I saw similarities between Sarah and Brooke's friendship and an old friendship of my own.  It made me smile, and I didn't want her to leave Brooke again.  But then came along her old flame, Alec.....

Alec....Alec is delicious and sounded like my perfect man! At this point, I wanted to dive into the book and take Sarah's place!

Megan Crane does a fabulous job at making you feel everything Sarah feels: disbelief, anger, frustration at her parents, confusion, love for an old friend, lust for an old flame....! The pace is perfect, and the storyline twists and turns to keep you turning the pages.

You know a book is good when it leaves you wanting more, and this book left me begging Megan Crane to write a sequel (quite literally, I actually tweeted her before I embarked on this review!).  It wasn't the predictable ending I expected and it only hints at the future, which I'm dying to know more about.

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