29 Dec 2014

Book Review / Happy Endings by Jon Rance

A novel about people just like us.

Four people. Two couples.

Six months that will change their lives forever.

Kate wants to go travelling before she reaches the big Three-O, while her long-term boyfriend Ed just wants to settle down.

Jack is desperate to be a published writer for many reasons, but mainly to save his relationship with fiancee Emma.

Emma wants to be an actress more than anything in the world, or at least that's what she thought until she finds out she's pregnant.

Told uniquely from all of their perspectives, this is a story about love, growing up and, of course, the search for a happy ending.

Published:     10th October 2013
Publisher:  Hodder & Stoughton
Author Website:  Click here
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand Alone
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher

My Review

What I loved about this story...
What I loved the most about this book was the characters and their progression throughout the book.  You have Kate who wants to travelling above anything else, including her long term boyfriend.  You have Ed who likes stability and has his own set of issues to deal with as the story goes on.  You have Emma who wants to be an actress and we see her giving that a go and then you have his fiance Jack who is struggling to keep in check his jealousy amongst other things. I liked the fact that even though I was not able to read this book in one go, whenever I did pick up the book again the characters were rememberable.

What I was not fond of with this story...
This is a personal preference point, I was not fond of some of the decisions that some of the characters made.  For instance Emma wanting to go and travel and seeming to seemingly forget about her long term boyfriend the minute she is away and at various points throughout but that may have been the point of the story.  That being said, I did enjoy the writing style and will definately be looking into more books by this author.