Hey! So I finished Ask the Passengers by A.S. King this morning and I gave it 🌟🌟/🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟. I think a lot of my lowish rating is because this book was published in 2012. Basically, some of the ideas were underdeveloped and surface-level. More than that, though, was the lack of character-development of our protag Astrid. That was my problem with this book; I could not care less about the plot as I am a character focused reader. Anyway,, next on my tbr is... Sadie by Courtney Summers 😳✈️
📕Synopsis: Single together for the first time, Meg and her warm-hearted mother Sally are cancelling Christmas, and running away to a cottage on the Cornish coast. For Meg, it is the perfect place to heal, away from all the mistletoe, while for her mother it has a special place in her heart – from a love story that seems a lifetime ago.
Meg and Sally find they’re getting to know themselves, and each other, better than ever before. But as they are unable to resist getting involved in the village Christmas celebrations, they encounter two handsome local strangers.
Sometimes, it’s being away from home that helps you realise where your heart is. What neither woman knows is that, by the time the new year rolls around, one woman will have fallen in love with her husband all over again, and one marriage will be over for good.
💡My Thoughts: Single All the Way took me by surprise. I was expecting a light, holiday read and definitely got moments of that but this book was far more heart tugging and real life than I expected, giving it more substance that the usual chick-lit. .
Meg and her mum Sally, both find themselves single and recently broken up from their respective husbands, Oliver and Ted. They are both at very different stages in life. Meg and Oliver are seven years into their relationship, have built a home and business together, and starting a family is the next logical step...or is it Sally and Ted have been married for nearly 40 years, and have settled into retired life like a comfortable old pair of slippers. But is it what Sally wants Is this the dream she had for their life together .
I loved how Meg and Sally come together during this time. Reconnecting as Mother and Daughter and really seeing and understanding one another's needs and wants. It's a story about relationships for the long haul. Getting through the hard, challenging moments of compromise. Fighting for what you really want in life and knowing when the life you are living is no longer the life you pictured for yourself. And most importantly, never giving up on the love you want and deserve. .
Thank you Net Galley and Bookouture for providing me an e-copy of this book.