The Difference between You and Me by Celia Hayes
Format: Kindle Edition
Published: March 1st, 2017
Print Length: 302 pages
Source: Requested via NetGalley
Trudy Watts has everything she's ever dreamed of: a job that she loves, a successful boyfriend and an ultra-modern apartment in one of the most fashionable parts of London. With a long-awaited promotion due to come her way and her wedding just around the corner, Trudy's life is just perfect...
That is until catastrophe strikes and her life is turned upside down. She's transferred to Turriff, a remote Scottish town to manage a small, struggling bank branch.
Her arrival is traumatic and she wishes she was anywhere but here... Until she sees him – Ethan, the charming pub landlord, who seems to enjoy nothing more than to tease her. And it's right there, in that pub, that her life will suddenly change...
When I started browsing from my NetGalley gallons of books, this particular book from Aria caught my eye and piqued my interest. I like the book blurb/the illustrated cover, and because I haven't sampled the writing work of Celia Hayes, the author of this book, I was excited to start reading Trudy Watts story.
The Difference between You and Me slightly reminds me of a movie called The Leap Year with Amy Adam as a lead character. Although The Leap Year was set in Ireland, The Difference between you and me is taking place in a small Scottish town of Turriff they both display some similarities, and I could help but picture Amy Adams as Trudy Watts throughout the whole story.
At the beginning of the book I was a bit confused with who is who as the dialogues between Trudy and her mother and future mother-in-law are scattered and ping-pongs between the characters in a funny way, but as I read on, I got into the swing of the things and started to enjoy Trudy's journey.
As it goes with most of the romantic comedies Trudy Watts has everything; a great job, a successful boyfriend and a fab flat in one of the most vibrant cities in the world. But Trudy is also a hardworking city high-flier, and she is pinning her hopes on a work promotion then with one spontaneous decision her carefully planned life spirals out of control and results in a job posting to a small and VERY quiet town in Scottish Highlands.
From that moment on Turriff is everything Trudy despises off...and it certainly NOT London. The small bank Trudy is to save from closing is in a bit of chaos and disorganisation. Trudy thinks the staff dislikes her and there is also the matter of her rental place. A total disaster!
When Trudy meets the hunky pub landlord Ethan their personalities seem to clash terribly; there are constant teasing and bickering and the slow simmer of something unique as their relationships progress.
Trudy has some big decisions to make.
As I stated at the beginning, I enjoyed the theme of this book very much. I like the way how Trudy's expectations slowly adapt to the life in a small town and how she copes with work/life demands.
A huge thank you to Aria for approving my request in exchange for a fair review.
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