If You're Not the One - Jemma Forte
Source: Courtesy of Mira
Jennifer Wright is full of 'what if' questions.
If she'd stayed with unconventional, carefree Aidan, would she be enjoying life in sun-kissed Australia?
Should she have married fabulously wealthy, workaholic Tim?
Could she have found happiness after all with kind, gentle Steve?
Jennifer’s about to find out. After a terrible row with her husband, she runs out of the house and straight into the path of a car. Whilst in a coma she’s given the gift of seeing exactly how each choice she's made has dramatically altered her life.
But maybe those answers leave her with even more life-changing decisions to make…
What a fantastic blurb and cover! Both captivating and intriguing.
Thirty-Eight year old Jennifer Wright runs out of her home after arguing with her husband Max. Not looking where she's going she walks out onto a road in front of a car. It's not the appropriate time to giggle when someone has just been hit by a car, but that teamed with the victim's last thoughts being 'oh no, the driver's gonna see I'm only wearing a G-string, bra and suspenders under my coat' is pretty funny.
Jen ends up in a coma. Her head playing tricks on her. Showing three lights with three names over them. All ex boyfriends. These paths show how her life would be if she was with that man now.
I really enjoyed If You're Not the One. I luckily picked it up on the way out the door with paramedics and it kept me happy throughout my night in hospital. Wrote in the past, present and future, it gives you a bigger picture of Jen's life enabling you to connect more with her after seeing and feeling the drama, feelings and emotions that occur. It was a bit confusing going from one to the other in no order of sequence even though it's all titled and stuff, but I'd have appreciated a sequence more. Don't ask for much me do I ay?
As much as I enjoyed it and believe me it really was good it was tad too slow for my liking and I started to flag a bit a third of the way through. When I do that I end up resenting a book, but surprisingly it managed to carry its own. Which to me proves how well written it is and how Jemma Forte can somehow hold you in to the book regardless.
G-strings, Fun, Exes, Memories, affairs, love, life and family. A fantastic read.