Sarah is doing just fine…
Sure she’s been single for the last two years, and has to spend an uncomfortable amount of time around her ex-boyfriend, his perfect new girlfriend and all their mutual friends. And yes, her job as a PA to one of the most disgusting men in London is mind-numbingly tedious and her career is a constant disappointment to her mother. But it’s really okay. She’s happy(ish).
So it’s not surprising that when Sarah starts dreaming about a handsome stranger, she begins to look forward to falling asleep every night. Reality isn’t nearly exciting. That is until her dream-stranger makes an unexpected real-life appearance, leaving Sarah questioning everything she thought she wanted.
Because no one ever really finds the person of their dreams do they?
Have you ever had a really lovely relationship that suddenly, out of no-where, is over? That is what happened to Sarah, and from the word go you feel cheated by the love life of the novels heroin.
Dan and Sarah were together for seven years when suddenly, one day Dan decides that he has found a someone (Perfect Lexie) who is everything he’s ever looked for in a girl and moves on to her within weeks of breaking things off with Sarah.
Most of the novels chapters start with a dream (which is again, one of my favourite ways to start a chapter! It keeps happening to me…). The dreams are amazing, some steamy, some completely bonkers, but all of them take the turn of real dreams, you can actually imagine them happening. The way they cut from thing to thing, place to place, seeming to make perfect sense while they are happening, but when thinking back to them, making no sense at all, it’s brilliant. And they all have one very common feature, Brett Last.
Mr Last is an old friend of Sarah’s from university, she had no idea why he was randomly popping up in her dreams nearly a decade later, but perhaps this means something is on the cards… She was (quite rightly) mortified when he randomly showed up at her work to start his new job. This is where she then had the dilemma of whether Real Brett was a lovely, good-looking and sex-god(ish) as Dream Brett was. Sarah’s best friend of her group Carly loved the situation Sarah had found herself in, frequently being referred to as a cackling cow…
Much like Billy and Me and You’re the One that I Want Giovanna captures the characters in the most amazing way, she manages to make everyone who reads it fall further and further in love with them all. Much like her other books, I am very much hungover from this book (it’s definitely on my list to read over and over again…).
The novel is one that was hard to put down, I read it all in a day! There’s nothing better than snuggling up in bed reading a good book and drinking tea all day. Giovanna has got such an art for writing romance novels, so much so that you feel the emotion with the characters. When Sarah meets the man of her dreams (quite literally) you feel as though you will burst with emotion, when Julie (Sarah’s colleague) gets publicly humiliated you feel a heart wrenching sorrow for her, and whenever Poutmouth Lousia was around you could tell that she just needed a slap!
I wont give too much away, but this book is definitely worth the money, so I strongly suggest you go and find it on Amazon or in Waterstones (you get an exclusive short story by Giovanna in the Waterstones version!).
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