From the moment they meet one December day there’s something between Charlotte Taylor and her brother’s best friend, Tom Farley. But Tom’s already taken and Charlie has to let him go…
It’s another five years before their paths cross again only a secret from the past forces Charlie to make a choice. She promises herself she’ll never look back…
The years pass and Charlie moves on with her life but she can never forget Tom. He’s always there whispering ‘What if?’.
Can Charlie leave the life she has built for one last chance with Tom? Or is the one that got away not really the one at all…?
~I was gifted a copy from the publishers - all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - What a wonderful read.
I love this time of year, the Christmassy feel and the Christmas romance books that come out and I was so excited for this one and it did not disappoint.
A story about the what if. There has been times in all of our lives where we think how the outcome could have been if we followed different paths and that is what this book is about. Charlie is attracted to Tom. He is a drummer in her brothers band but, her brother wants to keep them apart and before they know it, moments have passed by before another meeting. Charlie always wonders what if, what if she ever took the chance and went after Tom. Years have passed by and every meeting is always interrupted by partners, life but there is always that thought in the back of Charlies head...What if?
I adored this book. The characters where wonderful and I really enjoyed reading about all of them and their lives. I really enjoyed the time jumps as I love to see what a character is up too after a few years.
This book kept me gripped. I know I am loving a book when I don't look up at the slightest sound and this did that for me. I was so intrigued by this story and fascinated by the characters. I had to see what was going to happen. Had to follow Charlie on this journey of her life and the thoughts of what if in the back of her mind.
This book will have you hooked from the first page. It is filled with laughs, relationships, drama, love and hurt and it was just fantastic. The emotions behind Emma's writing really shines throughout this story and I just can't recommend it enough!
ONCE YOU’RE IN, THEY’LL NEVER LET YOU LEAVE.
Laura is grieving after the sudden death of her husband. Struggling to cope emotionally and financially, Laura is grateful when a local community, Oak Leaf Organics, offer her and her 17-year-old daughter Tilly a home.
But as Laura and Tilly settle into life with their new ‘family’, sinister things begin to happen. When one of the community dies in suspicious circumstances Laura wants to leave but Tilly, enthralled by the charismatic leader, Alex, refuses to go.
Desperately searching for a way to save her daughter, Laura uncovers a horrifying secret but Alex and his family aren’t the only ones with something to hide. Just as Laura has been digging into their past, they’ve been digging into hers and she discovers the terrifying reason they invited her and Tilly in, and why they’ll never let them leave…