Thursday 10 September 2015

Review of The Things We Do For Love by Alice Peterson - Four *


Love may hurt, but not loving hurts even more . . .

January Wild loves her daughter, her dog and her childhood home by the sea.
Single parenting is tough, but January has no regrets. She has a job she loves, a happy home and the support of her beloved grandfather. The arrival of a new boss, however, threatens to shake up January's safe world.

Ward Metcalfe loves great sales results and a well-run office.
Everyone at her office agrees: Ward is a soulless, corporate slave driver. Even Spud, the company mascot, dislikes him.

A secret stands between them.
Yet over time January sees there is more to Ward than meets the eye. Rumours circulate. What exactly is he hiding? and is January prepared to risk everything to find out?


This book is a little treasure! It's very emotional, funny and sad. I wasn't sure at first, when the timeline kept jumping around, but soon realised that the preceding chapter always explained where we were going. Once I got into it, I zoomed through it in a day!

January is a lovely woman, contradictory, funny and scared. Losing her parents at a very young age has affected both her and her brother Lucas. Their ability to trust has been severely handicapped, particularly with Lucas. Jan is more accepting of people although Dan really hurt her.

Isla is a lovely little girl and very down to earth, as most children are. I wasn't too sure about award, but as he mellowed, so did I. The gradual building of his relationship with Jan was extremely well written.

The few paragraphs had me laughing and crying at the same time. And the last two lines are magic! (No peeking!)n
And it might even change your opinions of estate agents!

Thanks to NetGalley for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


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