One couple, two points of view.
In a nutshell:
The story of Jack and Amy, told from both sides.
Language I read the book in: German (Come together)
Did I like it? Yes
For people who: like modern romance (not erotic).
When I got this book from a swap partner I didn’t know whether I would like it, but the idea about the two voices sounded nice.
Both protagonists start telling the story at a point some time before they met and it was quite good to get to know them beforehand. As is often the case with me, I immediately sided with the guy and didn’t think Amy was such a nice person. Her irresponsible behaviour in her job (she is a temp) made her unlikeable to me. My initial feelings about her were confirmed later in the book in various other situations, but that didn’t spoil the reading fun.
The plot covers all the usual ups and down, the story is realistic and definitely not being told from a pink cloud. Insecurities, jealousies, misunderstanding, stubborn behaviour, we have all been there.
For my taste people could have been a little less inebriated. I am no teetotaller by any means, but in general I don’t like people to get drunk at every party until they can hardly remember their name the next morning. And I dislike it even more when they do things while drunk and then use that as an excuse.
One thing I really could have done without was the corny way Jack was thinking about things. Well, I read this in German, so I can only give you a (translated) idea, but there we go:
I saw, I conquered, I came.
How awful is that? There are some passages like this one where you just have to shake your head and quickly read on, otherwise you’d throw the book in the corner, but otherwise it is a fun read. There are a couple of sequels out and I am waiting for “Come again” to turn up in my mailbox.
Product info and buy link :
|Author||Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees|
|I got this book from||a swap partner|
|Buy link||Buy Come together|
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