I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.It Had to Be You by Keris Stainton
Also by this author: If You Could See Me Now
Published by Bookouture on 6th December 2017
Genres: Chicklit, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
Twenty-five-year-old Bea is a hopeless romantic with a hopeless love life – until now. New beau Dan ticks all the boxes: he’s good-looking, kind and thoughtful. The complete opposite of Bea’s ex, who once threw her out in the middle of the night when she was ill so she didn’t disrupt his sleep.
So when her friends point out that she and Dan don’t have fireworks, Bea ignores them. Dan is the whole package. And yet Bea can’t stop comparing him to her best friend Henry… Because Dan doesn’t get Bea’s jokes. Or like books. Or make her laugh until she can’t breathe. Or become speechless when Bea puts on her favourite black dress for a night out…
As time goes on, Bea can’t shift the feeling that something just isn’t right. On paper Dan is the perfect man. But in reality… Will Bea be brave enough to ask for more from life – and get the fireworks she deserves?
A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy for fans of Giovanna Fletcher, Cate Woods, and Mhairi McFarlane.
Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour. I read my frat book by Keris a few months ago and enjoyed it so when I saw this one on Netgalley I had to request it! When Kim mentioned the tour I knew I had to be on it.
The book follows Bea as she literally meets the man of her dreams. I liked Bea but I thought she was a little bit naive a times. Some of the time I just wanted to give her a little shake but I don’t think I was alone there as her flatmate Freya pretty much says the same thing. On the subject of Freya, I really loved her! I think she was my favourite character in this book.
I have to say that I wasn’t sure about Dan from the start. I mean he seems like a nice guy but it all seemed a bit forced.
There was some real laugh out loud moments for me. I really loved all the romcom mentions. Many of which I haven’t seen but will be making sure I track them down.
The ending is predictable and easily guessed but it doesn’t affect the enjoyment of the book. I think it was one of those scenarios where everyone can see it but the people its about, which is exactly how it happened with me and my boyfriend. If you love a good romcom then you will really enjoy this one.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Goodreads Challenge (2017)
- Netgalley Challenge (2017)