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.The Shape of Us by Drew Davies
Published by Bookouture on 27th November 2018
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
In a city of 8.8 million people, you’d be surprised. Surprised at how many times your path crosses with that stranger you spotted on the other side of the street. Surprised at how lonely living in a busy city can feel. Surprised that falling in love – against all the odds – is just about possible.
One day in London…
Daisy is rushing to work when a stranger on a bicycle almost knocks her over – and then asks for her number.
JoJo, a wife in her sixties, is trying desperately to win her beloved husband back from his mistress.
Adam has recently lost his job and lies to his housemate about where he goes every day.
Dylan, a teenage boy, lives with an illness which means he can’t leave his bedroom – but which hasn’t stopped him falling in love.
These four total strangers – whose paths cross in the charming and crazy city of London – have one thing in common. They’re all looking for love and they’re totally hopeless at it. But that’s about to change.
Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I really loved the cover so I thought I would give this book a try. Also, I grew up on the outskirts of London so whenever I see a book about London I get a little excited. I love visiting London so this is like a virtual trip for me.
This book has a lot of characters which can take some time to get your head around. My favourite was Daisy but I was also inspired by Janelle. Daisy has a really interesting job and I could see that you really need your feisty side around those models and directors. Janelle is an inspiring young woman. I won’t say any more than that as I do not want to ruin her story.
Jojo and Dylan were also really good characters. Both have been through so much and are at completely different stages of their lives but both had equally important stories to tell.
Sadly I didn’t really like Adam and I found myself skimming his story. I found him irritating and I didn’t really understand his big plan. I couldn’t see how it was going to work. When it got to the point of him living in the office building I really gave up with him.
The writing style was different from what I am used but I did enjoy it. I think this was a good debut and I see a lot of potential in this author. I am looking forward to seeing him grow.
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