Come together by Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees

Cover Come Together One couple, two points of view.

In a nutshell:

Short synopsis:

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).


My thoughts: 

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 :

Title Come together
Author Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees
Publisher Arrow Books
ISBN 9780099279273
I got this book from a swap partner
Buy link Buy Come together

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3 Comments Write a comment

  1. I had to take a closer look at the cover to understand the theme of the book. Romance, tongue in cheek? Perhaps not on top of the reading pile, but it seems to be harmless reading for on a holiday at the beach 🙂

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  2. I think the main selling point of this series is the different points of view. But it really is lighter than light. Perfect if you don’t want to think but just read a nice little story. If you can take the trite puns, that is.

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