Tuesday 5 April 2016

Blog Tour! Review of The Night That Changed Everything by Laura Taitand Jimmy Rice

Rebecca is the only girl she knows who didn't cry at the end of Titanic. Ben is the only man he knows who did. Rebecca’s untidy but Ben doesn’t mind picking up her pieces. Ben is laid back by Rebecca keeps him on his toes. They're a perfect match.

Nothing can come between them. Or so they think.

When a throwaway comment reveals a secret from the past, their love story is rewritten.

Can they recover from the night that changed everything? And how do you forgive when you can’t forget?

The Night That Changed Everything is a funny, feel-good and bittersweet story, told in alternate chapters by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice.

Review: ok so I just finished this book and I just want to shout all about it. This is the first book this year I've totally wanted to give more than five stars to and shove it into the hands of passers by-I loved it! Ok now that's the gushy bit over and done with, what did I love so much about it? Firstly this book is a dual narrative, which I LOVE, and so we got to see the story from both sides. The books is also broken up into sections so it jumps about a bit in terms of time so that we can really understand how each of the characters read/saw a situation that occurred. This dual narrative also meant that this was an extremely fast read. I read this is three sittings, which as you'll know right now is a major achievements in my busy life! 

I loved the characters that Jimmy and Laura wrote, not just Rebecca and Ben but the supporting characters too, Jamie was the lynchpin that held things together, Jemma and Russ were pure comedy value and Tom and Danielle played important friendship roles as well. I really loved Jemma as a character, she was so funny and I would really really like to find out what happens next for her. In terms of being 'team Ben' or 'team Rebecca' I'm definitely more of a team Ben, although I loved reading the sections of Rebecca's story as much as I loved reading his story. The characters are so well developed that, as I sit here writing this, I miss them and wonder how they are all getting on! 

This book gave me all the feels. I know that everyone says that but I literally laughed out loud in public places, exclaimed OH MY GOD in several sections and bawled my eyes out more than once (thankfully only one of those occasions was in public). The storyline was tight and took place over a couple of years, the setting was really easy to picture and the characters felt real. I don't want to say too much more about this book because a) I don't want to gush too much more, b) I don't want to spoil a anything for you and c) I want you to stop reading this and go ahead and read the book, it'll be the best fun you'll have in 400 pages this month! 

Thank you Laura and Jimmy for having me on your blog tour! 

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