Reviewed by Tanya Phillips
A year ago I met the love of my life. For two people who didn’t believe in love at first sight, we came pretty close.
Lilah MacDonald – beautiful, opinionated, stubborn and all kinds of wonderful in ways that words could never quite capture. The woman who taught me to live again.
My Lilah, who gave me so much, and yet kept from me a secret that she knew would break my heart.
My name is Callum Roberts, and this is our story.
Now this is going to seem like a rather vague description of the novel however I really do not want to spoil the story by describing what happens.
Callum works in marketing and is very dedicated to his job. His house is an unfinished project with lots of jobs started and left in a state of indecision of the next step he wants to take. He loves his meat and always keeps his shoes on when outside.
Lilah is rather a free spirit that has travelled around the world enjoying the different cultures and experiencing what life can offer her. She now works as an environmental lawyer and is also very dedicated to her job but often works long hours and takes her work home with her. She is passionate about fighting for what she believes in and tries to show Callum how the environment can be affected. She follows a strict diet and does not eat meat or any food that contains chemicals.
They meet on the ferry and the first thing that Callum notices about Lilah is that she is not wearing any shoes, something she always does if she can get away with it. This annoys Callum and there is an immediate banter with an undercurrent of sexual chemistry there. They end up going on a date straight from the ferry. Although there is obviously a bond between the two characters Lilah is very firm in the fact that she does not want a relationship. Callum feels completely opposite and enjoys her company that much that he wants to spend all his time with her even if it does mean her going around bare footed.
Through the novel you discover why Lilah is so reluctant for them to make a go of things. You also meet her family and understand why she is so passionate about the environment.
The novel has lots of fantastic characters and wonderful descriptions of the areas that they visit. You feel like you can feel the sand between your toes when they are on the beach together. I think that overall the book is about love and hope and living life to the full. I surprisingly enjoyed the book and would definitely recommend it.
I'd like to thank Kim at Bookouture for sending us a copy of this eBook and Tanya for reviewing it for the blog.