Thursday, 4 January 2018

Eventually Julie - by Anthea Syrokou

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Julie has had enough! At 27, she feels overwhelmed with the "shoulds" her family pile on her, and an office job that she detests. It doesn’t help that she’s carrying her "baggage of unfinished business" with her, weighing her down even more… making it impossible to see clearly and dig herself out of the rut her life has become.

When she finally decides to take action, a chance encounter presents her with an opportunity to deal with her messy past, so she sets off to Paris to find the answers that can set her free, and live a life full of meaning and passion. Julie loses herself in the sights and smells, and in the beauty of travelling in one of the most romantic cities in the world. She opens her heart to love, and begins to be true to herself… until she discovers a secret that sets her right back to where she began; uncertain about life — about love! 

When Julie arrives back home to Sydney, she needs to make some serious decisions, or risk missing out on true love… and finally having the career she always wanted.

Join Julie and her delightful and witty friends on a journey of fun, adventure, and passion. Set in and around Sydney, as well as London and Paris, Eventually Julie is a “finding yourself” romance that deals with being stuck in a rut and eventually finding the right ingredients to live a life that is true.

My Opinion:

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

Anthea Syrokou takes you immediately into the heart of the story with her writing. It’s engaging and relatable.

We follow 27 year-old Julie, who doesn’t like her job, has a difficult past, when it comes to relationships and many other things.

She decides to take action and travel to Europe, to see London and Paris. It makes her see clearly again and she can think about her life. I loved, how Anthea Syrokou included Paris and London in her writing. I felt like being there with Julie.

There is also the fact that runs into her ex Scott again, the one who broke her heart. The are a lot of unresolved issues there, so it’s actually a good thing.

When Julie is back home in Sydney, she needs to make some important decisions. There is Scott, or will the lovely George win her heart?! Her best friends Maria and Cassandra and also her sister are by her side, helping and doing their magic. They are such a great bunch of characters, lovely to follow around.

The writing is very compelling and gripping. However, the storyline was a bit predictable for me and I some of Julie’s decisions, I didn’t like.

All in all, it’s a great book, full of wonderful characters, a lovely ending and fascinating style of writing!


Anthea Syrokou on Twitter: @AntheaSyrokou
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