Are you suffering from a broken heart? Searching for the right medicine? Staring down the barrel of being single and not knowing where to start? Learn from Grace Callaghan! She’s done it all:
- Wine is the answer. Some serving-size suggestions include: a glass the size of your head, a bathtub, an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Best served chilled, and with a straw.
- Friends with benefits is always an option. Be prepared for side effects such as the guy saying ‘baby’, crying out his ex’s name and preferring to keep his socks on.
- Going ‘out out’ helps banish the blues. It may involve breaking into replica ships from the fifteenth century, screaming ‘Aye-aye, Captain!’ and accidentally falling off the plank.
- Karaoke makes everything better. Best enjoyed singing Enrique Iglesias, followed by an extra-large serving of fries.
Three years ago, when Grace’s heart was blown to smithereens, she made a promise to protect herself. But has she gone too far? Has she played it too safe? Should she take a leap into the unknown, messy business of the heart? Because maybe, just maybe, she could learn to love again…
Hello, Callaghan sisters. It’s so nice to see you all again.
Four sisters down which means there is only one left after this book. It’s very very sad indeed, because I am going to miss them terribly. They all have busy lives, but when one of them needs TLC or support in any way, they drop everything and join forces.
This book is about Grace’s story. It’s a mixture of happy and sad things which made the happy and sad tears blend together on my cheeks.
I loved the evolution Grace went through. It’s nice to see her become stronger and blossom and her family and friends stand by her every step of the way.
Tom on the other hand was a lot more outgoing. He loved doing fun things and everybody seemed to love him. I am convinced he embraced live with both arms and I applaud him for that. But I did not quite like him. I found him rather selfish, a bit sneaky and sometimes not very kind. So, no I was not a member of his fan club. 😉
It’s true you have to chase your dreams and you should not let anyone hold you back, but on the other hand it felt a bit like he was expecting too much from Grace and did not really respect her wishes. Maybe there was a way in the middle where they could have met? Both have to give and take, but I felt like Tom was taking a lot more than he was giving.
Anyway it’s, once again, a great book and I would not have missed it for the world. Book 5? Yes, please! 5 stars.
Thank you, Kristen Bailey and Bookouture
About the author
Mother-of-four, gin-drinker, binge-watcher, receipt hoarder, enthusiastic but terrible cook. Kristen also writes. She has had short fiction published in several publications including Mslexia & Riptide. Her first two novels, Souper Mum and Second Helpings were published in 2016. In 2019, she was long listed in the Comedy Women in Print Prize and has since joined the Bookouture family. She writes women’s fiction and she hopes her novels have fresh and funny things to say about modern life, love and family.