Love Them and Leave Them: A heartbreaking and heartwarming romantic comedy by Sue Shepherd

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Book Description:

Love Them and Leave Them: Sometimes you have to leave the one you love … sometimes you’re the one who’s left behind. The new heartwarming and heartbreaking romantic comedy from the No.1 bestselling author of Doesn’t Everyone Have a Secret?

On his way home, Ed makes a split-second decision that changes the lives of all those who love him.

Six years on, Ed’s daughter, Jessie, is stuck in a job with no prospects, her dreams never fulfilled. It will take more than her unreliable boyfriend, Chris, and temperamental best friend, Coco, to give her the confidence to get her life back on track.

But what if Ed had made another decision? It could all have been so different …

Six years on, Ed’s daughter, Jessica, has a successful career, loving boyfriend, Nick, and a keen eye on her dream home. But when new clients, a temperamental Coco, and her unreliable boyfriend, Chris, walk into her life, Jessica’s perfect world soon starts to unravel.

Love Them and Leave Them is a story of love, families, friendship and a world of possibilities. Whichever decision Ed makes, the same people are destined to come into his daughter’s life, sometimes in delightfully different ways. And before they can look forward to the future, they will all have to deal with the mistakes of the past.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed the whole concept of this novel. Being able to see someones life in parallel worlds and how one decision can cause such a difference in someones life.

Jessie is someone who the reader will warm to instantly. In one life she pretty much has everything and in her other life she is a former shadow of herself, never getting over the loss of her father. Sadly in her perfect world everything seems to fall apart whilst in the other one, things start to improve.

Nick I was slightly unsure of to start with as he seems to have some commitment issues, as the story goes on though, I ended up absolutely adoring him. This is one man who I think most people would dream of meeting and is with out a doubt the perfect husband/boyfriend material.

Even Chris has a certain rugged charm to him. Though he is one character I wanted to slap one minute and then hug the next. To a certain extent he is like a lost little boy though that doesn’t excuse his appalling behaviour at times.

Love Them and Leave Them is without a doubt a thought provoking and engaging read. There is a certain charm and appeal about the characters in this novel. I was very sad to get to the end as I could have easily read the same amount of pages again telling me more of their lives as I was so wrapped up in their worlds.

This is the first book I have read by this author and would certainly read more of her work in the future.

My thanks to the author for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.

Love Them And Leave Them is available to purchase from Amazon.

 

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