Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis

Thank you to Orion Books for a digital review copy via NetGalley. Dear Emmie Blue was one of my favourite books last year (see review at https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2020/07/31/dear-emmie-blue-by-lia-louis/ )and I was thrilled to have an early read of her latest book. This is already available in ebook format and will be published in paperback tomorrow.

Synopsis:

What if you fell in love

… and then he disappeared?

When Noelle and Sam’s lives collide one snowy evening, they spend eight perfect hours stuck side by side believing that they’ll never see each other again.

But soon their lives become entangled in ways they never expected – and it’s going to change everything…

Don’t miss the latest, hotly anticipated love story from Lia Louis! Perfect for fans of Beth O’Leary, Josie Silver and Cecelia Ahern.

My thoughts:

I loved reading Dear Emmie Blue and I’m pleased to say that Eight Perfect Hours is another emotional read I thoroughly enjoyed.

Noelle is having a bad day when she meets Sam, stuck in snow on the M4 after a disastrous college reunion event. They bond over cheese sandwiches and phone chargers. After eight hours it is time to say goodbye – until they keep bumping into each other again.

Will Theo be correct – are they destined to be together? Or will the past stop them both from moving forward?

A lovely story that I didn’t want to finish, as Noelle (not Gallagher) starts to put herself first whilst still caring for her family. Great characters, some facing a number of mental health challenges written with care and sensitivity. Friendship and family are important themes throughout the story, and I enjoyed how the story evolved.

Happy to recommend to readers of my book reviews looking for an emotional read.

By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum of teenagers. Adopter of dogs.

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