The best thing I never had by Erin lawless is an entertaining book to read and easy, it was recommended to me by a friend. So, I thought to give it a read. It is a book about love, friendship and finding your place in life.
The book starts with the characters in the present (2012) and introduces us to the main characters. Nicky, Harriet, Leigha, sukie, Adam, Johnny and Miles. Nicky and Miles are engaged. Harriet is due to be a maid of honour and Adam as the best man. The book starts off with Nicky. Then we are introduced to others which the engaged couple contact.
It then jumps into 2006 and tells us the story till June 2007, which is the part 1. They are at their final year of university and we are told how they meet and all become friends. If anyone has been to univeristy can relate to the activities in the book and you get a familiar feeling from it as well as feeling like you’ve known the characters for ages. Not all the characters are likeable and not everything stays all happy. As we get into the book, it is revealed and we find more about their friendship. I think some parts are a big exaggerated, like Leigha’s feelings towards Adam and Harriet’s great loyalty to her. It was dramatic at times.
Part 2 is back to the present, a while before the wedding. We are given more insight into their lives. Then the wedding day and the reunion where the truth is revealed.
Overall it was an enjoyable and an easy read, predictable at times but isn’t that the case with most romantic books? I’m not going to give away the ending. It was a fun read and I love books that jump in time.
Au revoir, stay Appley ever after.