The book is basically about Rachel and Ben, who were friends in college and it's now 10 years later. It's a mix of present day and flashbacks, with you slowly finding out about their friendship and what happened between them as the current day Rachel and Ben are getting used to being back in each others lives. It's the whole 'one that got away' story. But there is definitely more to it than that.
Someone else described this book as 'light but not shallow' and I think it hits the nail on the head. It was definitely light, a little cheesy and fluffy, but also actually interesting, character driven and complex. I really did enjoy it. It was funny and sweet, and very real.
The only slight issues that I had were that it was quite long and drawn out, but then it ended super quickly and I would have liked a bit more at the end. Also, I think there was a lot going on in terms on conflict and it got a bit overwhelming when everything hit the fan at once.
That being said, it was a good read. I'd definitely say it's a good beach read, or winter read, curl up in front of the fire or with the windows open when the first really warm day of spring gets here.. Good for a few chapters each night before bed, or reading in one sitting. Not gonna blow your mind or change the world, but it was enjoyable and if you're anything like me, you read for enjoyment. So I hope you check it out!
Our next book will be Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes. We hope you'll join us in reading this one, we'll be chatting about it on the 5th of April.
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