I was going to say I recently read a Lindsey Kelk book, but turns out it was almost 4 years ago! Time flies when you’re in the middle of a global pandemic and all that….
Anyway – when I saw she had a new book out, I jumped onto NetGalley – and was kindly given an advance review copy. Here’s the blurb:
“When Ros comes home after three years away, she’s ready to pick up with life exactly where she left it. But her friends have moved on, her parents have rekindled their romance, and her bedroom is now a garden shed. All of a sudden, she’s swept up in nostalgia for the way things were.
Then her phone begins to ping, with messages from her old life. Including one number she thought she’d erased for good – the man who broke her heart. Is this her second chance at one big love? Sometimes we all want to see what we’ve been missing…”
Yet again – a fabulous book from Lindsey Kelk.
I liked Ros from the off – and her relationship with her friends was great. Despite the changes they all had going on in their lives they all looked out for each other completely (the exact opposite of the group of friends in the book Olive I read recently). And I was a bit sad that Ros didn’t share everything with them – as I knew they would have understood.
The description of Ros’s relocated childhood bedroom into her parent’s shed is hilarious – ALL of the 90s references right there!
Ros’s evolving relationship with her parents and sister was also explored. I loved the chats she had with her Mum later in the book.
Some of the romance storyline was a bit predictable (Patrick was a d*ck, John was ace) – but that didn’t take away from the enjoyment of the book.
The section about the teenager gaming sensation was very apt as I currently have a nocturnal 15 year old who is living his best lockdown life communicating with his friends online through his x-box. Sadly he hasn’t made millions out of it (he would say ‘yet’!!)
It was a book I really enjoyed and kept reading ‘one more chapter’ – and now I want to know what happened to all of the characters afterwards!
It’s out in a couple of days, and definitely worth ordering for an easy, fun, enjoyable, escapist read.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my ARC.
I’ve also remembered I have a hard copy previous book by Lindsey Kelk in my TBR pile (having been easily persuaded when someone (Sarra Manning I think – although it could have been Lindsey herself!!) tweeted to say it was 99p on Amazon) – so I will be reading it soon and adding it to the community library my friend has set up in her porch whilst the real library in our village is shut due to Covid19!