Friday, March 9, 2018

The Place We Met by Isabelle Broom

2.5 Star

Lucy may have suffered her fair share of bad men, but now she has Pete. Finally, a man worth sharing her favourite place with, Lake Como. That's if she can put mysterious phone calls and glamorous ex-girlfriends out of her mind.

Taggie is rushed off her feet, but distraction is exactly what she needs to forget why she fled England and the sadness she left behind. She certainly doesn't have time for infuriating stranger Marco. A man is the last thing she needs right now.

Lucy and Taggie might not know it, but their lives are about to collide. The New Year might begin with fireworks - but how will it end?

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Kathryn - 2.5 Star

The Lake Como scenery for me was the heart of this novel. I enjoyed the romance of the setting with the people we met and was transported to the small streets and beautiful setting immediately. 

I'm not sure I was invested in any of the characters fully.  Perhaps because we only are exposed to a snippet of their lives and it takes a very long time to find out what the big secret is between Taggie and Pete?  I felt it was drawn out to maximum effect and, when revealed, I didn't feel any more empathy for Pete than before.  He wasn’t really good enough for either of the women in the end and his being interesting to either of these intelligent women was a source of frustration.  Marco was marginally more suitable but seemed to mostly be an attractive distraction rather than the love interest he turned out to be for one woman.
Overall, though I enjoyed the setting, I didn't get attached or find myself much invested in the story I'm afraid, and I'm a bit sad because I really wanted to love these ladies and be content with their situations- but neither seemed to have hit the mark for me.

Thank you to Penguin UK for our review copy.  All opinions are our own.

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