The Girl I Was Before by Izzy Bayliss @izzybayliss

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Book Description:

When Lily McDermott walks in to find Marc, her husband of just three months in bed with actress Nadia, life as she knows it is over. Lily thinks things can’t get any worse when she sees photos of her husband and his new lover splashed across the glossy magazine pages, but when she loses her job too, she is at her lowest ebb and turns to baking to soothe her soul. Wounded and broken she has to try and pick herself up again with the help of her best friend Frankie and with her encouragement, Lily decides to turn her hobby into a business and sets up Baked With Love. However whatever Lily does, it seems disaster soon ensues and when handsome stranger Sam comes to her rescue, Lily isn’t quite ready to turn her back on her marriage. 
Can Lily risk opening her heart again or is she destined to allow Marc to shadow her life forever? 

My Thoughts:

As a reader, I think I was just as shocked as Lily when she comes home to find her husband in bed with another woman. My heart really went out to Lily and from that point on I was really routing for her.

The book is filled with wonderful characters. I really liked the good friendship between Lily and Frankie. They are close friends and everything I found myself wanting to say to Lily, well Frankie said and handled it all perfectly. Definitely a woman who anyone would be lucky to call a friend.

Things seem to go from bad to worse when Lily not only loses her husband, but loses her job as well. I loved the idea of the bakery business and of course my mouth was watering with all the lovely mentions of cakes and creations that Lily was coming up with. I would happily have become chief taster for free of charge!

The Girl I Was Before is such a lovely story that I completely lost myself into the story, shutting the real world outside. It’s such an easy read with a lovely leading lady who the reader really gets behind and wants them to be happy. Was so happy to realise that this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Lily as there is a follow onto the book. Can’t wait to see what is next in store for her as well as the reader.

The Girl I Was Before is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).

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