Never thought I’d enjoy reading a book about the current situation as much as I did! In this blog post, you’ll read my thoughts about this book.
What is the book about?
What if you met the right person at the wrong time?
Sophia is afraid lockdown will put her life on pause – just as she was she was going to put herself out there and meet someone. When the first clap for the keyworkers rings out around her courtyard, she’s moved to tears for all kinds of reasons.
Jack is used to living life to the fullest, and is going stir-crazy after just days isolating. Until that night he hears a woman crying from the balcony beneath his. He strikes up a conversation with the stranger and puts a smile back on her face.
Soon their balcony meetings are the highlight of Jack and Sophia’s days. But even as they grow closer together, they’re always kept apart.
Can they fall in love during a lockdown?
What did I think of it?
Having been suffering from a reading slump again, I didn’t expect to fly through this book as I did. This book has definitely gotten me out of my reading slump.
As cliché and actually unrealistic this story was at times, it was so heartwarming most of the time and although it is about the lockdown situation and COVID-19, I could really dream away with it. It contains such a positive message and warmed my heart. The praise to essential workers is really heartwarming and it’s lovely that it is highlighted so much in this story. People helping people was also a strong message in this book, which is amazing.
Jack and Sophia are such loveable characters, aswell as all the side characters. They all have their own quirks and it is all worked out really well into the story.
The only thing I’m sad about is that the ending was quite abrupt, as I would’ve loved hearing more about Jack and Sophia after the lockdown situation.
Overall, Chloe James did an amazing job creating such a beautiful story out of such a bizarre situation.
Thank you NetGalley and Avon Books UK for the opportunity to review this book. This in no way affected my opionion on this book.