Wednesday, 27 July 2016

The Trouble with Henry and Zoe – by Andy Jones

Original Cover
My own cover

The blurb:

Henry and Zoe have more in common than they realise. For a start, they both have pasts they'd rather leave behind.

After jilting his childhood sweetheart on the eve of their wedding in the small town where they both grew up, Henry runs away to London, planning to reinvent himself and start afresh.

Zoe has her own healing to do and so she plans to leave London, travel the world, and figure out just what it is she wants out of life. She doesn't know where she's going, but she is determined to go there alone.

If Henry and Zoe had met one year ago, perhaps things could have worked out differently. But that's not the way it works; they meet seven months after their worlds have been turned upside down. And four months before Zoe is due to climb on a plane...

My Opinion:

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

When Henry and Zoe meet it seems like they finally deserve some happiness again, but let me start at the beginning.

Henry left his fiancée at the altar and the time they had together sounds complicated and intense. He decides to move to London and start again, as a hairdresser, amongst other things.

Zoe has a boyfriend, two great jobs and a fab life in London, but is it enough for her?! Well, a life changing event occurs and her life is turned upside down. She decides to go traveling. Exactly four months before she is bound to leave, she meets Henry.

They get along really well and soon they have some kind of relationship, of course without telling the other about their past. All Henry knows is that Zoe leaves for her travels soon, but how does that leave the two of them?!

I have to be honest here, I kind of liked the beginning of the book, with Zoe and Henry talking about their past, but when they met I didn’t feel anything between them. For me there was no spark, they just somehow hit it off. I also struggled with the way their relationship developed, the storyline didn’t flow evenly for me. Sometimes things moved on pretty fast and it was hard to grab for me. It’s a pity, because I really like the idea behind the book and actually also the way it all turned out to be. Certain scenes or moments seemed not properly lined out for me and so I found it difficult to dive into the story. Other moments were very catchy and exciting.

I still really enjoyed this story, the characters are very unique and I actually liked following them around. Certain things made me smile, especially the ending and I still think Andy has a great and clever way with words. Andy also writes from both character’s perspectives, male and female, and that in a unique way. It was also very clear what they felt and I liked knowing this from both characters, it made the story more interesting.


My possible cast:

Zoe: Daisy Ridley

Henry: Matt Damon

Andy on Twitter: @andyjonesauthor

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