Thursday 11 June 2015

A review of Somewhere Only We Know by Erin Lawless - Five *

A review of Somewhere Only We Know by Erin Lawless - Five *


Boy meets girl…

Alex Bradley can't help but feel that life is rather passing him by. And not just life – promotions, invitations, romance; the girl he loves only has eyes for his flatmate and his 9-5 job as the Immigration department skivvy is slowly numbing his soul. Until he meets Nadia.

Girl meets boy…

Nadia Osipova is running out of time. With no money, no lawyer and a totally fictitious boyfriend, she’s got one last summer and one last appeal before the British government deport her back home.

Girl gets deported?

It's going to be a bumpy ride, one she's dragging her new friend Alex along for. As Nadia races through a list of all her favourite London adventures, for what may be the last time, Alex can’t help but start to see the city, and his life, through Nadia’s eyes.

From hazy summer days on the Common and heady nights in Soho’s basement bars, to twilight walks along the Southbank, will Alex realise what he’s got before it’s too late?

Funny, addictive and always honest, this is a love letter to London, friendship and the unexpected from the author of the bestselling The Best Thing I Never Had.


This is a very contemporary romance and is a really good read. Alex & Nadia form a friendship after meeting, but Nadia's probable deportation back to Russia hangs over them. The friendship develops against a backdrop of the best London has to offer.

The friends involved with both of them are strong characters as well - although Nadia wins hands down for a BIG personality!

This is a great summer read - set in a hot London with the theme of immigration as a strong thread. Will definitely look out for more from Erin.

I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Amazon Spain: Somewhere Only We Know

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