the life we almost had


My thoughts…

It’s no secret that Amelia Henley is the new pen name of Louise Jensen. Louise has stepped sideways from her usual genre of writing Psychological Thrillers into the world of Romance with this Women’s fiction debut. And what a treat it is. I was worried, I won’t lie, I even delayed reading this for a little while because I absolutely adore Louise’s writing but embarking on a new genre is big especially for an author who is so well known for her gift of writing an epic thriller. I didn’t need to worry. This book was a five star read almost instantly. It had everything you’d look for in a contemporary love story and more – because it had the benefit of Louise’s extensive experience whilst also at the same time becoming almost a genre of its own…

I can never fully do this book justice in a short review and I won’t attempt to, it’s just not always possible to convey how incredible a book is without you reading it yourself to understand. But what I will say is that this is a rare treat. A beautiful debut novel but from someone who is incredibly experienced and talented with words, who we know we already love from her existing genre. What could be more perfect? If a book makes your eyes sting it’s a success!

About the book…

This is not a typical love story, but it’s our love story.

Anna wasn’t looking for love when Adam swept her off her feet but there was no denying their connection, and she believed they would be together forever.

Years later, cracks have appeared in their relationship. Anna is questioning whether their love can really be eternal when a cruel twist of fate delivers a crushing blow, and Anna and Adam are completely lost to one another. Now, Anna needs Adam more than ever, but the way back to him has life-changing consequences.

Is a second chance at first love really worth the sacrifice? Anna needs to decide and time is running out…

Genre: Romance
Publication: 23rd July 2020

About the author…

Amelia Henley is a hopeless romantic who has a penchant for exploring the intricacies of relationships through writing heart-breaking, high-concept love stories. Amelia also writes psychological thrillers under her real name, Louise Jensen.

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Thanks to NetGalley, HQ and the author for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Check out my blog for more book related posts and to enquire about future reviews, blog tours and cover reveals.


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