by Catherine McKenzie
William Morrow (HarperCollins)
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Description: Emma Tupper is a dedicated lawyer with a bright future. But when she takes a month-long leave of absence to go on an African vacation, she ends up facing unexpected consequences. After she falls ill and spends six months trapped in a remote village thanks to a devastating earthquake, Emma returns home to discover that her friends, boyfriend, and colleagues thought she was dead and that her life has moved on without her.
As she struggles to recreate her old life, throwing herself into solving a big case for a client and trying to reclaim her beloved apartment from the handsome photographer who?s taken over her lease, everyone around her thinks she should take the opportunity to change. But is she willing to sacrifice the job, relationships and everything else she worked so hard to build?
The Good Stuff
- Simply put, I just adore anything that McKenzie writes, and this is no exception. She is just the perfect storyteller. She hooks you in with great characters that you can relate to and puts them into intriguing tales with plenty of twists and turns
- The perfect book for just losing yourself into too
- nothing cliche or predictable - thank you - now lets make this into a movie 'kay - cuz we need some romantic movies that are not cliche and predictable - this is a smart romance people - us girls like that you know
- Characters are never caricatures, these are people that you can either relate too or feel that you know someone just like them
- Definitely felt myself attracted to Dominic
- Loved the banter between Dominic and Emma - it was truly delightful
- Such an honest loving relationship between Sam and Stephanie
- Great secondary characters
- Liked Emma's development - Its more realistic that she does change but not a complete change like in so many predictable stories where a heroine does a complete about face. Emma becomes more human but not completely goody goody.
- Fabulous dialogue - McKenzie always makes me giggle, yet at the same time nod my head in agreement or understanding
- Love Kevin and his family - trust me so will you
- Oh yeah and she's Canadian
- Would have liked a little more of what happened to Emma in Africa
"You okay? You look pale."
I let the phone drop to the table. "You ever have to call someone to let them know you're not in fact dead?"
"Yeah, well, I don't recommend it."
"Because the truth was, I wanted to be a lawyer because I liked arguing. I liked it so much I'd argue either side of anything just for the hell of it, whether someone asked me to or not. Anytime, Anywhere.
And that's not an appealing characteristic, right? Being argumentative? I want to go to law school so I can learn to argue so well no one will ever dare to disagree with me again ... Won't I be popular then? Won't I be happy? Oh well, at least I'll be right."
"You could say that. I'm the youngest of twelve."
"You're making that up, right?
"Your parents really had twelve children?"
"The Catholic Church has a lot to answer for."
Who Should/Shouldn't Read
- Yes this will mostly only appeal to women -- I know I know - they will call it Chick Lit - but who the fuck cares - its a good book hands down
- Other than that -- you like a good story with great characters and snappy dialogue -- than this be what you are looking for
I received this from William Morrow in exchange for an honest review