Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Review - By My Side by Wendy Lou Jones

Title: By My Side
Author: Wendy Lou Jones
Pages: 252
Publisher: 5th June 2014
Release date: HarperImpulse

Blurb from Goodreads:

Betrayed by her boyfriend and best friend, Lena is left empty; trapped under a weight of guilt and loneliness. Then, at her lowest point and when she needs it most, a mysterious stranger comes into her life with a tale of friendship, family, and finding love in the most unexpected of places…

Katy Heath is definitely not thinking of love when she comes across consultant, Adam Elliot, berating some poor patient on the ward one day. In fact it is Dr Peter Florin who quickly has everyone’s hearts aflutter with his easy smiles and practised charm.

Yet Katy comes to realise that there’s more to Adam than his determination to push everyone away and it’s not long before she finds herself longing to reach out to touch the man within, healing the pain of his past.

As Lena is drawn into Katy’s story, she begins to learn – just as Katy does- that the course of true love never did run smooth.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley. Thanks to HarperCollins UK, HarperImpulse*

2.5/5 stars

Lena is attending a funeral with her mother, the last place she wants to be after catching her boyfriend and best friend together, an event which led to her attempted suicide.
Then a stranger starts talking to Lena and tells her about Kate Heath, a nurse who found love when she wasn't looking for it.

This book is around 90% Kate's story and 10% around Lena which was a shame as I was more interested in Lena. I liked Kate but I found her story a bit predictable. I enjoyed the start of this book but after a while I lost interest. I didn't really connect with the story or the writing style.

Overall this was an okay book but I lost interest.