Monday, 4 July 2016

Review: What Remains by Garrett Leigh

****4 STARS****

This is my first book by this author but I will definitely be looking to read more. This is a well written story that is engagingly paced to keep you turning the pages. It is in third POV which took me a while to get into the swing of but once I did I was invested in the story.

Jodi and Rupert’s story is a tale of angst caused by a traumatic event right at the start of the book and what we get is a rollercoaster ride as we visit flashbacks as to how their relationship developed before the event. I found these to be well inserted into the story and loved getting both of their sides due to the third POV rather than just one side.
This is a beautiful story of how love can conquer all eventually. Some parts were heart-breaking to read especially in respect of poor Rupert who my heart went out to. I loved how he stuck by Jodi despite everything. I loved the glimpse we got of the relationship right at the start of the story and was fighting for them to get back to that level all the way through.
I have to admit I did find the story sagged a little in the middle for me hence the four stars but I am certainly glad to have stuck with the story as I really enjoyed the book overall.

Reviewed by Vikki Ryan 

Web designer Jodi Peters is a solitary creature. Lunch twice a week with his ex-girlfriend-turned-BFF and the occasional messy venture to a dodgy gay bar is all the company he needs, right?

Then one night he stumbles across newly divorced firefighter Rupert O’Neil. Rupert is lost and lonely, but just about the sweetest bloke Jodi has ever known. Add in the heady current between them, and Jodi can’t help falling hard in love. He offers Rupert a home within the walls of his cosy Tottenham flat—a sanctuary to nurture their own brand of family—and for four blissful years, life is never sweeter.

Until a cruel twist of fate snatches it all away. A moment of distraction leaves Jodi fighting for a life he can’t remember and shatters Rupert’s heart. Jodi doesn’t know him—or want to. With little left of the man he adores, Rupert must cling to what remains of his shaky faith and pray that Jodi can learn to love him again.

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