The Life We Almost Had by Amelia Henley @MsAmeliaHenley @HQstories @fab_fiction #BookReview

Posted January 9, 2021 by Zoé in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

The Life We Almost Had by Amelia Henley
Published by HQ on July 23, 2020
Format: eBook
Source: Bought
Pages: 338
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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…

I am writing this review moments after finishing it. My eyes are puffy, I have a blocked up nose from all the crying and I just feel broken.

For the first 50% I cried, I was crying in bed at night because how could this story play out as it did. I was and still am invested in Anna and Adam. I managed to stop crying for a bit but the last 20% well you get the picture it was non stop.

I feel drained. Completely. This book tore my heart in two. I know that the ending was perfect but really it’s not the one I was screaming for. I was, in my head as everyone is sleeping, screaming at certain bits. I wanted different outcomes but it was brutal and realistic and life isn’t always a Fairytale, we just have to deal with it.

Now I have to deal with life after The Life We Almost Had, and I am not sure I can. I mean I will obviously but this book is special. Something about this book has ruined all other books for me. This, in fact, is very close, if not beating, my other favourite ever book The Lion Tamer Who Lost and we all know how much I loved that book. It was magical, it gave me hope to what a future could look like, it was full of love and sorrow. It literally has moved me to so many tears, that I just don’t seem to be able to stop!! It is a rollercoaster of emotions for sure. Damn you, Ms Henley.

With most of the books I read, I skim the blurb and jumped straight in. I had no preconceptions about the book and I had no idea of the journey. It was a journey of true love, real love and a fight for that love. What could be truer than that?

I have no more words about this beautiful story. I have to go and dry my face. All I will say is thank you, Ms Henley, thank you for writing this story. Thank you for introducing Adam and Anna into my orbit.

Until next time xxx

Not too many to read then LOL. I mean I did go on a spending spree and buy them all recently!

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