Back of the book :
What if someone else was living your happy ever after?
Maddie Chambers has everything to live for – pregnant with her first child, with just days to go before her dream wedding, she feels as though everything in her life has finally fallen into place.
One day, just one false step changes the direction of her life forever.
Chloe Turner has led a quiet and well-ordered life, which is just how she likes it. Working at the library and volunteering at the hospital fills her days and while she knows she should make an effort to socialise more, she is simply too busy with her existing commitments. That is, until she meets Ryan. A regular visitor to the hospital, Ryan opens up Chloe’s world in ways she never expected.
Soon, Maddie, Chloe and Ryan’s lives are inextricably entwined and the decisions they make will affect each other forever.
When it’s a matter of life and death, can true love ever save the day?
What I think :
Maddie has a brilliant life.
She has everything she’s ever wanted.
She’s getting married in a matter of days to the best boyfriend ever, she is pregnant with their first child – Yes, she’s got it all …
Four days before the wedding day however, as she’s going about her everyday life, she gets scared, she thinks a man is following her. She seems to see him everywhere. He’s on the tube, he’s outside the shops she goes into and is that him trying to get on her bus ? In a moment of panic she steps out into the road and is hit by a van and in that split second her life changes forever …
By some miracle she survives the accident, but when she finally comes round in the hospital things don’t seem to be the same. Nobody seems to want to give her a straight answer, is there something that everyone isn’t telling her ?
Will Maddie’s life ever be the same again … ?
This is a fabulous book, although I must admit it did nearly broke me in places ! It’s such an emotional read. I had to keep putting it down and then quickly going back to it.
I liked some of the characters a lot, but others not so much, Ryan I wasn’t sure about at all throughout the book. Also Chloe for a lot of the time was in that category too. Maddie, though I thought was brilliant, Im not sure if I could have coped in quite the same way as she did if those things had happened to me. She just seemed to keep on picking herself up and brushing herself off – what a hero !
I really couldn’t put this book down, (not counting the crying stops !) It was a really good job I was on holiday from work at the time I was reading it, as much didn’t get done in the way of housework !
I give this heartbreakingly good read a well-earned 10/10.
Published on 23/08/18 by Simon & Schuster.
A huge thank you to Rhiannon Carroll at Simon & Schuster for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Sara-Jade Virtue from @BooksandtheCity (Simon and Schuster) for the review copy of the book.