This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Since You’ve Been Gone
Holly Jefferson is young, a master at baking cakes, and a widow. Her husband, Charlie, has died and she is lost and broken. Holly is trying to put on a brave face and run her business, Cake, but she’s still dealing with the heartbreak on a daily basis.
When a woman comes in the bakery with a strange cake request, Holly does not think much of this. She makes the cake, gets a bit of a chuckle about the cake and is off to make the delivery. And then life gets complicated…..
Holly meets a man. A gorgeous man. A man who is used to having women throw themselves at him all day and night. A man that has charisma oozing from every pore, a smile that kills, and looks that will never stop. Holly has met Ciaran Argyll.
Ciaran is completely different from Charlie- yet Holly finds herself being drawn to him. With the planning of a party, Ciaran and Holly start to get closer- get to know each other beyond the walls that both put up to protect themselves.
Ciaran lives in a world of privilege- a world where things are glitzy and glamorous. Holly does not. And yet- each of them begin to find that they have things in common- that they might be what the other needs.
With Ciaran- will Holly learn to love again? Or will Ciaran unintentionally break her heart?
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
Fun and frothy. I don’t mean this as an insult- it’s just a light read. Fairly predictable because the reader can be pretty sure that Holly and Ciaran will be happily ever after (though the author does try to throw as many curveballs as she can at the couple).
At times, the story is hard to get into- Holly has some dreams in the first part that almost make you wonder about some things. There are a few British dialect issues- having to re-read a sentence to make sure that I understood the essence of what she was trying to say.
The plot: Heart-broken girl meets sexy and single multi-millionaire. It’s been done in a variation of themes countless times. It’s still enjoyable. Anouska is not necessarily breaking new ground with her plot- but she is providing readers of chick-lit another enjoyable book. And that’s a good thing.
The characters: Fun. Interesting. Bitchy. Lovely. And supportive. Once you begin to read- you’ll start to know who some of the adjectives describe (especially the bitchy one!)
Want a book that can be read in just a few days? A book that will be enjoyable- just fun and frothy- no heavy thinking required? Try SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE!
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for consideration of review. The above thoughts and opinions are mine alone.
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T