Sunday, 12 July 2015

Somewhere Only We Know – by Erin Lawless

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Boy meets girl…

Alex Bradley can't help but feel that life is rather passing him by. And not just life – promotions, invitations, romance; the girl he loves only has eyes for his flatmate and his 9-5 job as the Immigration department skivvy is slowly numbing his soul. Until he meets Nadia.

Girl meets boy…

Nadia Osipova is running out of time. With no money, no lawyer and a totally fictitious boyfriend, she’s got one last summer and one last appeal before the British government deport her back to Russia.

Girl gets deported?

It's going to be a bumpy ride, one she's dragging her new friend Alex along for. As Nadia races through a list of all her favourite London adventures, for what may be the last time, Alex can’t help but start to see the city, and his life, through Nadia’s eyes.

From hazy summer days on the Common and heady nights in Soho’s basement bars, to twilight walks along the Southbank, will Alex realise what he’s got before it’s too late?

Funny, addictive and always honest, this is a love letter to London, friendship and the unexpected from the author of the bestselling The Best Thing I Never Had.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

The blurb of this book instantly caught my attention. A great I idea and I couldn’t wait to dive into this story. I’ve read Erin’s The Best Thing I Never Had and wasn’t a big fan, but she surprised me with this one!!! I really enjoyed it.

The story follows Nadia, a Russian girl who’s about to be deported. Nadia is lovable, fun and very passionate. A great character to follow around. The same with Alex, he seemed a little boring at first, but the fact that he works at the immigration office made him more interesting. The more time Alex spends with Nadia the more I was able to warm up to him. It’s like she was able to crack his shell.
I absolutely adored their scenes, charming, sweet and also romantic (that part was a bit hidden).

They are just friends, only after spending a lot of time together their feelings become more obvious. They both have an interesting and diverse group of friends, who brought a lot of energy into the story.

I was eagerly awaiting the ending, not really knowing what to expect, I just hoped for the best. I think it’s a great ending, calling for a sequel ;).

Erin put a lot of love in this book, the way she describes the wonderful places in London is fab. She has a fresh, young and bubbly voice, with a unique charm. The storyline is catchy and gripping with a great flow.


My possible cast:

Nadja: Natasha Yarovenko

Alex: Sean Maguire

About the author: 

Bestselling author Erin Lawless lives a happy life full of wonderful friends, in love with a man who buys her books instead of flowers. To mix things up a little, she write books where friends and lovers hit obstacles and (usually) overcome them. When she's not doing that she's reading absolutely everything she can get her hands on, spending an inordinate amount of time in pyjamas and running a fun-but-informative blog on British history. 

Somewhere Only We Know: Goodreads - Amazon UK - Amazon US

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