When Emily was offered a new job in London, she was sure that her life was about to change – new friends, a career in the big city and the boyfriend she always wanted.
Her new life turns out to be more complicated than she expected. Her flat mates don’t understand her. Her colleagues mock everything about her. Even her father doesn’t support her. The only person who offers her any encouragement is David.
He’s married. He’s her manager. To Emily it’s clear that they have something special. As their relationship develops, everyone seems to want to sabotage their chances.
But some things are meant to be…
This book was so not what I expected when I first picked it up, I’m normally typically a romance reader and this so isn’t a typical romance. Emily is in her first proper job in support services and it’s a steep learning curve for her
There were so many unexpected twists in this book and it made me think about my perception on life and how those around me perceived me
I’m not going to lie there were times when I didn’t really like Emily, but it in other ways she reminded me of me. She is incredibly insecure and anxious and I think this will resonate with other readers the way it did with me. She also really struggled with adjusting to her new life in London, something that will be familiar to those who like me are from the countryside! I only go to London when I have to and it’s so urban but it does have its positives which Emily finds out
Emily’s interaction with her service users is also something that caught me, it made me think of the appointments with people I had to see, even when I felt well (although was clearly not!)
I would recommend this book to people who have had their own struggles with life and work as this will give you a link to Emily
AM 🐾 x
Shelly Berry lives in Waltham Forest, London. Having gained a BA Joint Honours Degree in Visual Art and Sociology at Keele University and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, she has since worked in the public sector with vulnerable adults and children – including those affected by mental illness, drug and alcohol misuse, disability, criminal behaviour, homelessness and domestic and sexual abuse. During this time, Shelly developed and nurtured her love of writing. As well as writing fiction, she has previously written for a number of blogs and now writes for the Waltham Forest Echo.
Social Media Links – twitter @ShellyBerryUK
Author Photo credit Bianca Kirby.
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