Kat’s Rating: 4/5
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Synopsis: The perfect marriage. A devastating secret. An impossible choice. Lucy was always sure of one thing – her future with husband and soulmate Luke. But after eight long, heart-breaking years trying to have a baby, that future is crumbling before her eyes. When a terrible accident puts Luke into a coma, Lucy is forced to reassess everything she thought she wanted. Then Stella arrives. A woman Lucy’s never met, but with a secret that will change her world forever.
My Review: I am a Sasha Wagstaff fan, and for those that don’t know Ella Harper is a pseudonym used by her for the release of this book. The characters are extremely likeable and Lucy and Luke are who the story centres around. They seem to have it all and as the story progresses we are taken back chapter by chapter to how and when they met. When we read about them in the current day, although their love for each other is blindingly obvious, Lucy’s need for a baby seems to be overshadowing everything. The premise is probably a familiar one with thousand across the world knowing just what Lucy is going through.
However, Lucy’s life becomes ten times worse when her paramedic Husband Luke is involved in an accident and lays in a coma. This is the catalyst for Lucy’s world to start crumbling. In addition to Lucy the other characters are their friends Dee and Dan, as well as Luke’s Mother Patricia, his sister Nell and brother Ade. There weren’t any characters I disliked and I thought they all brought something to the story.
The one thing I will say is that this isn’t exactly the most uplifting book you will read, it’s gritty and real and some people will say at times extremely upsetting. All of that aside, this was still a book I really didn’t want to put down and to be honest thought it was an extremely readable book that caught me hook line and sinker. Sasha Wagstaff it seems will now be getting herself a whole new bunch of fans with this type of book and I am really looking forward to what she has out next.