Review: Impossible Thing Called Love
Don’t miss the new delightfully uplifting book from the author of A Recipe for Disaster!
A second chance at love…
When globe-trotting Emmy first fell for first-aider William on a freezing New Year’s Eve, she really believed that their love would go the distance.
But when she returns to Australia, her letters start to go unanswered and her emails bounce back unread, Emmy decides it’s time to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and start afresh in London.
So she’s shocked when William walks in on her very first day at her new job! Even worse, he’s hotter than ever. But why did he disappear for so long? What has he been hiding? And could this really be their second chance at falling in love…?
Perfect for fans of Carole Mathews, Mhairi McFarlane and Carrie Hope Fletcher.
Emmy is never sure where, or who, she wants to be. The only sure thing in her life is that the red-headed stranger she meets in an accidental bar brawl is THE ONE for her. But then he stops writing and Emmy is left wondering why even the one true thing in her life turned out wrong. Life is kind, however, so her move to London lands her back in the path of the red-headed man who woke and broke her heart.
I wanted to like this book so much more than I did. The meet was cute, the dialogue snappy, and the premise had promise. But I couldn't connect to the protagonist. She was too wishy-washy for me, even living with a guy who seems more conveniently-located than necessary to her life. I felt more for him as the jilted lover than I did for Emmy. I also struggled with the loss of contact with Red. We live in a world where our information is peddled in every market. We have social media, alumni records, hospital websites and a dozen other ways that she could have tracked down her missing lover once his letters stopped coming in the mail.
But maybe I'm cynical and old. Epistolary romances have appealed to the masses for generations. Perhaps the days of waiting by the mailbox are long gone, but that doesn't mean the book won't work for those who long for a man who would wait for a love letter to cross continents.
There's nothing wrong with the book. This was a personal preference problem and I'd definitely recommend this one to some of my younger friends who would find the idea appealing. I can understand why the author was given a six-book deal - she writes with ease and confidence, painting her characters to match the contemporary setting. I'm sure this book will delight her fans as much as the first.
Author Bio –
Belinda Missen is an award-winning and best-selling author, screenwriter, and freelance writer from Geelong, Australia. She lives with her car-obsessed, but wonderful husband, two loopy cats, and more books than she cares to count.
In late 2017, Belinda signed a six-book contract with HQDigitalUK (HarperCollins). A Recipe for Disaster was released in August 2018. An Impossible Thing Called Love appeared by magic in November 2018.
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