Rebecca is the only girl she knows who didn't cry at the end of Titanic. Ben is the only man he knows who did. Rebecca’s untidy but Ben doesn’t mind picking up her pieces. Ben is laid back by Rebecca keeps him on his toes.
They're a perfect match. Nothing can come between them.
Or so they think.
When a throwaway comment reveals a secret from the past, their love story is rewritten.
Can they recover from the night that changed everything?
And how do you forgive when you can’t forget?
Having just finished Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice’s debut novel I was eager to read their new release The Night that Changed Everything and this one is just as great as the debut if not a smidge better.
The plot is a new one for me which is why this book appealed to me so much as we always read girl meets boy and they live happily ever after romances but the duo tackle the flip side in a boy meets girl break up. We are introduced to our main characters Rebecca and Ben at the start of their relationship when they first meet and they seem like a perfect couple until a comment is made and everything changes for this loved up couple but can their love overcome this and bring the couple back together again or is the crack too big to repair?
I did feel sympathetic towards Ben because I don’t feel he was in the wrong but on the other hand I can see how hurt and awkward it must have been for Rebecca too. There were great supporting characters in this book too who I loved just as much as our main characters especially the handsome Jaime and the witty Jemma, the only character I didn’t like was Avril ( I know I won’t be in the minority here ) she really needed a fish slap!
Just like with the authors debut I would never have thought that this book was written by two authors as their voices complement each other so well they blend together even when the chapter is told from one characters pov and the other character is speaking in that chapter you wouldn’t know who it was writing which part.
There was a point in the book that was completely unexpected and which brought a lump to my throat but I don’t want to say more than that and ruin the impact of stumbling on this part of the book. I loved how the authors kept us guessing right up until the end how things would be left between Ben and Rebecca, one minute I was sure it would end one way and then in the next breathe my opinion changed.
I loved how realistic this storyline was there was no part of the book that was unbelievable or farfetched, seeing how break ups effect not only the couple but also the friendship groups around them and also going through the motions of one minute longing to get back together then feeling the time is right to move on only to then find yourself back wanting to be together.
Laura and Jimmy have delivered another enjoyable, witty and at times emotional read that didn’t disappoint.
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