Would Like To Meet by Polly James
Format: Kindle Edition
Published: June 30, 2016
Print Length: 400 pages
Source: Requested via NetGalley
Could the worst thing that’s ever happened to Hannah Pinkman also turn out to be one of the best?She and her husband Dan have reached the end of the line. Bored with the same gripes, the same old arguments – in fact, bored with everything – they split up after a trivial row turns into something much more serious.
Now Hannah has to make a new life for herself, but that’s not easy. She’s been so busy being a wife and mum that she’s let all her other interests slip away, along with her friends. And when Hannah is persuaded to join a dating site, her ‘best match’ is the very last person she expects it to be . . .
My honest thoughts on this book:
I think everyone goes through ups and downs in their relationships and marriage, and when the relationship is worth it, then they are looking to bring the sparkle back into it.
Recently I've read a few books where the heroines were looking for the One. When I started searching for a new book to read, I went on Avon NetGalley site and was instantly taken by Would like to Meet cheerful cover and when I read the synopsis for this book I could not wait to find out about Hannah Pinkman story.
And I can honestly say this book is a fantastic mix of well developed and lovable characters, intriguing storyline with a few surprises up its sleeve and heartwarming and emotionally gooey middle that drives you to literary inhaled this story in one breath.
I loved Hannah and her journey in searching for the new herself after a rather shocking split with her husband, Dan. Hannah struggles to come to terms with her newly single status that comes with a few panic attacks, lots of crying and... a couple of new friends ( some good ones some not so good). As well as I felt for Hannah's heartbreak I couldn't help but laugh at some of the situations she got herself into with the help of her two friends. Eva, who I adored! Eva is the bold and beautiful one. And Esther ( Hannah's co-worker) who I quite disliked from the beginning. Ester's attitude and her actions were frankly appalling.
I enjoyed reading Dan side of this story. Dan also struggles after the split from his wife. He moves in with some of his co-workers, and it almost seems like he is enjoying his new status but as the days/weeks go by, and Dan does all the things single people do or so are told to do even he starts to question his future away from his wife of 27 years.
Aside from Hannah and Dan, I just adored their son Joel, who would do anything to bring his parents back together.
Would Like to Meet is a story about family/relationship break up but it is also a story of hope and a new beginning. Polly James writing style is captivating, witty and inspiring!
I am highly recommending this book to everyone! Go and grab yourself a copy ( Amazon US has a free sampler of the story!) and Happy Reading! xo
A huge thank you to Avon for accepting my request to review this book in exchange for a fair review!
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