Saturday, 2 April 2016

Review: The Night that Changed Everything by Laura Tait & Jimmy Rice

The Night that Changed Everything by Laura Tait & Jimmy Rice

Publication Date: 24th March 2016
Stars: **** 4 stars

The Blurb

Rebecca is the only girl she knows who didn't cry at the end of Titanic. Ben is the only man he knows who did. Rebecca’s untidy but Ben doesn’t mind picking up her pieces. Ben is laid back by Rebecca keeps him on his toes. They're a perfect match.

Nothing can come between them. Or so they think.

When a throwaway comment reveals a secret from the past, their love story is rewritten.

Can they recover from the night that changed everything? And how do you forgive when you can’t forget?

The Night That Changed Everything is a funny, feel-good and bittersweet story, told in alternate chapters by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice.

My Thoughts

I was so pleased to be invited to join the blog tour for The Night that Changed Everything as I'd already seen the book mentioned & loved the sound of it. I've previously read books that have been written by writing duos but this is the first time I've read a book where the two main characters are written by different people. I wasn't sure how it was going to work but the chapters flowed seamlessly with both Laura Tait's & Jimmy Rice's words working well together to create two unique voices for Rebecca & Ben.

This book is a very difficult one to review as I can't say too much without giving away what happens so I am going to do my best to keep it short & sweet. Rebecca & Ben meet on a night out at their mutual friend's bar, there is an immediate connection between them and they seem like the perfect couple until someone makes a comment 11 months into their relationship that totally changes everything & both of their lives begin to unravel.

That one comment on that one night really does change the course of both of their lives & not only impacts on their relationship but also on other relationships in their lives. Is there a way that they can put that night behind them & find their way back to each other.

This book was an absolute pleasure to read, it was funny, it was warm, it was heartbreaking & it has some truly wonderful characters. Both Laura & Jimmy do a fantastic job of bringing Rebecca & Ben to life and leaving you willing for them to sort out their differences and for everything to be ok. It's a book about love and friendship, heartbreak and the unexpected, a book that I can highly recommend. Jimmy & Laura captured the male/female dynamics in a relationship perfectly for me & their first book has now been added to my TBR.

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