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Sophie Duncan should have been at the perfect point in her life: graduated from university, young, full of energy, and with the desire to take on the world single-handedly. Yet nothing seemed to be happening. She’d even gone so far as to plan a little pity party for herself at a local pub with a few of her mates but had been stood up by every one of them.  

Just at the point her life should be beginning, it seemed instead as if it were crumbling away underneath her.  

Then, stumbling, not from intoxication, but in a tear-filled state, she manages to drench Pam Browning, a complete and total stranger wearing a white silk blouse, with her drink, ruining it. Although she promises to replace the blouse, neither woman expects what’s about to unfold in both their lives....

©2016 Shadoe Publishing, LLC (P)2018 Shadoe Publishing, LLC

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Good story but no angst or drama.

I liked the storyline of this book ,but found the part about the characters being madly and completely in love after 2 days a bit much. Overall a good story.

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  • Zoe
  • 08-13-20

Coming of Age

Beautiful story and beautifully written
Loved the narrator
I received this audiobook for free for an honest review

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  • Jude
  • 06-21-19

Interesting

Imagine having never been attracted to women and then suddenly falling in love with the one who drops her drink on you at the pub. That’s what happened to Pam. The story is told from her paramour’s POV. Everything goes very fast from there, both women professing their love before they even kiss, Pam meeting Sophie’s parents almost immediately, moving together...

At first I thought Pam and Sophie were rather obnoxious, what with all the laughing around the word « lesbian » and the comparisons between men and women, but they kinda grew on me gradually. Their journey to self-discovery is pretty cute and so is their love. Also, Sophie’s father is probably my favorite character, he’s very funny and loving and tender.

What angst there is in this book doesn’t come from the lovers’ relationship with each other, nor the finding out that they might be lesbians, or the stress of coming-out, but rather from Sophie’s worrying about her mother’s health and Pam’s complicated relationship with her family, especially her sister.

I’ll be honest, the story went mostly above my head. It didn’t completely work for me. But it wasn’t a waste of my time either.