Sunday, 17 April 2016

My Map of You – by Isabelle Broom

My own copy
Original Cover

The blurb:

Holly Wright has had a difficult few years. After her mother's death, she's become expert at keeping people at a distance - including her boyfriend, Rupert.

But when Holly receives an unexpected letter explaining that an aunt she never met has left her a house on the Greek island of Zakynthos, the walls she has built begin to crumble. Arriving on the island, Holly meets the handsome Aidan and slowly begins to uncover the truth about the secret which tore her family apart.

But is the island where Holly really belongs? Or will her real life catch up with her first? 

My Opinion:

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

My Map of You is Isabelle Broom’s debut novel. I was really happy when I saw that she wrote a book and the sound of this one is just fab.

Can we take a short moment to appreciate the beauty of this cover!! So gorgeous, I’m in love.

The story follows Holly Wright, who has a great life, a good job and a caring boyfriend at home in London. Her life changes rapidly, when she learns that she inherited her aunt’s house in Zakynthos, Greece. The weird thing about this: She has never met her aunt! So Holly flies to Greece to find out what is behind all this.

She is greeted very friendly by all these people, who know her aunt Sandra really well. And then there is her neighbour Aidan! Oh my, he is hot! And he is really nice as well. The sparks between them fly immediately, but Holly has a loving boyfriend at home…

Well, they spend a lot of time together and Aidan shows her the area. On top of this, she still has to find out what happened between her aunt and her mother, and who could be her father?!

We get to read letters that Holly’s mum Jen sent her sister and we learn more about the whole situation. We also find out that Holly’s mum killed herself. Holly shares this with Aidan, which is really special, he is the only one who knows. Also Aidan shares very personal things with her. One thing leads to another and their feelings for each other get stronger.
But then out of the blue, Holly’s boyfriend Rupert arrives in Greece and the drama gets really intense. Holly also sees Aidan with another woman and gets all confused. Turns out Aidan also knew something about her father and didn’t tell her.

The Greek people are so nice, they all added a great touch to the story.

My favourite part of this story were probably the scenes between Holly and Aidan, I just loved seeing them together and their connection came through so well. Aidan is a great man, I definitely wouldn’t say no to him! ;)

With his secret, the mystery around her aunt, her confused feelings and learning who her father is, Holly is a mess! In Isabelle’s writing Holly’s feelings were described really well and the emotions were just transmitted beautifully. Isabelle’s writing is so wonderful and warm, full of vivid details, a great storyline and amazing characters. I adored every second of this fabulous book and think Isabelle is a really talented author. I can’t wait to read more of her stories.



My possible cast:

Holly: Marie Avgeropoulos

Aidan: Garret Hedlund

Rupert: Ryan Gosling

Isabelle on Twitter:@Isabelle_Broom

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