Relationship: Hanging by a thread.Sex life: Dead on arrival.Alcohol: Essential.
It’s normal to hate the man of your dreams, right?Once upon a time, Abbie and Matt had swoon-worthy mini breaks in Paris, and Abbie would cook him steak wearing nothing but an apron and high heels. These days, they’re experiencing the longest dry spell on record… And Abbie is keeping a very big secret.But she’s not ready to give up. Nobody knows Abbie like Matt does, and it helps that he’s tall, dark and handsome, with hazel eyes and dimples to die for.Determined to reignite the romance, Abbie initiates Operation Memory Lane and recreates their happiest memories. Maybe breakfast in bed, sexy lingerie, dirty martinis and a romantic weekend in the countryside will bring back Abbie’s butterflies and make her giddy with happiness…But revisiting the past is a risky business, and secrets always come out in the end. Will the truth ruin their second chance at love?
You are young and you fall in love. Do you remember the incredible feeling? One look, one little touch and sparks were flying. You love everything about them. Well, maybe not everything but those little things did not disturb you. With a smile on your face you picked up the wet towel from the bathroom floor or you put their dirty cup in the dishwasher.
Twenty years later though things have changed. Sparks are non-existent or the only thing they do is ignite fights. In fact they are the same little things, but they annoy you thoroughly. You would rather put the wet towel In their underpants drawer or throw the cup at his head. That’s when you start wondering where did the love go and when did hate creep in?
Two solutions: you break up or you try a walk down memory lane. Memory lane it is and Abbie and Matt invite us to tag along.
We get to know the couple as youngsters at 17 and as a more mature pair at 37.
Secrets are being revealed. Is their marriage strong enough to survive and will they find their way back to each other or are these the final straws?
The author added quite a few funny bits but she touched my heart deeply too. I loved it. 5 stars
Thank you, Sophie Ranald and Bookouture
About the author
Sophie Ranald is the youngest of five sisters. She was born in Zimbabwe and lived in South Africa until an acute case of itchy feet brought her to London in her mid-20s. As an editor for a customer publishing agency, Sophie developed her fiction-writing skills describing holidays to places she’d never visited. In 2011, she decided to disregard all the good advice given to aspiring novelists and attempt to write full-time. After one false start, It Would Be Wrong to Steal My Sister’s Boyfriend (Wouldn’t It?) seemed to write itself. Her second, third and fourth novels followed. Sophie also writes for magazines and online about food, fashion, finance and running. She lives in south-east London with her amazing partner Hopi and Purrs, their adorable little cat.