Fen works in a bookshop and is devoted to her young son, Connor, but she keeps herself to herself. Haunted by guilt and a terrible secret, Fen lives a life isolated from her family, far from home and too afraid of the past to risk becoming close to anyone. She is constantly looking over her shoulder, knowing that one day the truth will catch up with her.
Sean, on the other hand, is enjoying a seemingly perfect life. He has a successful career, lives in his dream home and adores his beautiful wife, Belle, and their six-year-old daughter, Amy. That is until the day Belle announces she has found someone else and wants Sean to move out.
Circumstance throws Fen and Sean together. Slowly their quiet friendship turns into something much deeper and the joy they find in one another eventually gives them the confidence to trust and love again.
But will the past tear them apart just as they find happiness?
I really enjoyed this book, I tend to read a lot of books that are fast paced and it was lovely to read a book that is at a slower, gentler pace..
This book is a lovely story about the two main characters Fen, single mum of Connor, and Sean who has just found out his wife has been having an affair. Sean having to leave the family home chances upon a room that is for rent in Fen’s home. As the two become more familiar with each other their relationship grows into more than a land lady and a lodger.
As always though, nothing is that simple. Fen has a guilty secret from her past and Sean’s ex, Bella, threatens to break up the happy couple. There is a sense of a will they won’t they going through out the book and I honestly thought I knew how it was going to end. Have got to say I loved the ending and was glad I had guessed wrong.
The characters were all very strong in their roles even though some didn’t appear in the story much. I loved Sean’s sister in particular and I really cared for Fen and Sean and am quite sad now that the story is over.
Missing You is the first book I have read by this author and I certainly look forward to reading more by her.
Many thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.
I have awarded this book 5/5 stars.