5 Apr 2016

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Book Review / The Night that Changed Everything by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice

Rebecca is the only girl she knows who didn't cry at the end of Titanic. Ben is the only man he knows who did. Rebecca’s untidy but Ben doesn’t mind picking up her pieces. Ben is laid back by Rebecca keeps him on his toes. They're a perfect match.

Nothing can come between them. Or so they think.

When a throwaway comment reveals a secret from the past, their love story is rewritten.

Can they recover from the night that changed everything? And how do you forgive when you can’t forget?

The Night That Changed Everything is a funny, feel-good and bittersweet story, told in alternate chapters by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice

Published:     24th March 2016
Publisher:  Corgi
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher


What I liked about this story...  Usually when I pick up a book like this I expect to read something fun and easy to read but even from the front cover it looked like maybe this was not going to be one of those types of stories.  Usually chicklit books are bright and happy but this one is the complete opposite.  My favourite part of this story has to be the characters,  how they develop and how you find out more about them as the story goes on.  You obviously have the two main characters, Rebecca and Ben.  Rebecca is not an easy person to get to know but once you do she is your best friend.  Ben is quite a secretive character at the beginning, not really learning a lot about him until the story goes on.  You then have Jamie, the bartender best friend of both of them, although at the beginning neither of them realised that.  Jamie is a womaniser and proud of it.  You then have Danielle who is Rebecca's best friend and certainly plays a very big part in this story.  Along with those characters you have several others which just made the story so much more fuller than it would have been had it only had Rebecca and Ben in it.  

What I didn't like about this story...  This part of my review will probably say more about me than the story itself but the part that I didn't like was the actual break up.  The secret revealed and reason for the break up at the beginning I felt was far too dramatic but not in terms of storyline but in terms of one particular character's reaction to something that I found very blown out of proportion.  It was not until something else was found out that I was completely on board with the rest of the story but in that first moment, that first part when something was revealed, it didn't make sense that it was an 'all or nothing' situation.  But that says more about my personal preference for acting a certain way rather than a criticism of the story.  

In summary...  Easy to read and more complicated than first seems to be the case.  If you are looking for nothing complicated but a good story, this is definitely one to pick up.  

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