Thursday, August 28, 2014

*REVIEW* Bridge Over The Atlantic by Lisa J. Hobman

Reviewer: Donna
Rating: 5 Stars

I love the idea of when a tragic accident happens that takes your partner and love of your life away from you, that life still goes on and that love is still around and that you can find love again. This is what happens to Mallory.

Mallory is engaged to Sam and they are blissfully happy together. He asks her to move to Scotland with him and she agrees. Mallory finds it hard leaving Yorkshire where all her friends are but she sees this as her and Sam's new start. The day of moving day arrives and Sam has to finish some work up so Mallory makes the journey on her own and will Sam up there but that doesn't happen. Sam's is in a car accident and dies. Mallory feels like her life has stopped but she still stays in Scotland, in the cottage her and Sam picked out. 

Like i said, life goes on and Mallory meets Greg. He the grumpy bartender of the local pub who is really mean to her when they first meet but they eventually break the ice and become good friends. They are both going through the same thing. Greg is still trying to move on from his girlfriend disappearing and presumed dead when she went to Pakistan and climbed the K2. They both help each other to move on and come to terms with what has happen to them.

It was a great friendship to start with and i loved the build up to them becoming great friends. At times i thought it wasn't going to happen, the way Greg is so mean to her at first. I found Greg to be quite funny and times though and their continuous banter was brilliant to read.

It doesn't take long for Greg to start falling for Mallory but Greg hides it a lot as he knows Mallory doesn't think of him like that. When Mallory finds out, she can't cope and says she doesn't feel the same way.

I personally believe that was rubbish and i couldn't help shouting at the book on occasions. Mallory just doesn't know how to move on from Sam and it shows but the confusion of Greg and Mallory's growing relationship. There was lots of very emotional parts for both Mallory and Greg. The thing i love about Lisa J. Hobman's books is that the way she's writes, makes you feel like you are there and experiencing the grief, the happiest, everything they experience. She's really brings the story to the reader. It's truly brilliant!

Greg and Mallory both go through a lot to be together. A lot of times, i wasn't sure that they were actually going to be together in there. It didn't seem like it at times.

I really love this book and it kept me up during the night, i had to read it before i went to bed! I couldn't wait to see what happened. It was very addictive. Highly recommend to anyone. I'm sure you will love it as much as i did.

Mallory Westerman is a full-figured, successful, young business woman living in Yorkshire, England. Though very career minded, she is extremely self-conscious about her ample curves and so her love life tends to pay the price.Concentrating solely on her business, she has almost given up on finding someone to love. That is until she literally trips into the arms of a stranger who becomes her Knight in shining armour.The immediate sexual and romantic spark that blossoms into love and the events that follow, irrevocably change Mallory's life-path and self-image forever, but only go to prove that the road to true love is never smooth and that things don't always turn out how you expect...

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