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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

This Love by Dani Atkins

Sophie stopped believing in happy endings a long time ago, but could this love change all of that?

Sophie Winter lives in a self-imposed cocoon - she's a single, 31-year-old translator who works from home in her one-bedroom flat. This isn’t really the life she dreamed of, but then Sophie stopped believing in dreams when she was a teenager and tragedy struck her family.

So, to be safe, she keeps everyone at arm’s length. Sophie understands she has a problem, but recognising it and knowing how to fix it are two entirely different things.

One night a serious fire breaks out in the flat below hers. Sophie is trapped in the burning building until a passer-by, Ben, sees her and rescues her.

Suddenly her cocoon is shattered - what will be the consequences of this second life-changing event?

Title: This Love
Author: Dani Atkins
Published By: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date:  23rd March 2017
Links: UK:   Amazon    US: Amazon

Our Review

When I was halfway through this book I was so in love with the characters that I almost wanted to stop reading so I could stay cocooned in that lovely warm and cosy feeling forever.

Sophie Winter finds herself in a terrible situation when the flat below hers catches fire. This part of the book is quite traumatic and fast paced as we can almost feel the danger that she's in.
Devastated she meets Ben Stevens who offers her a lifeline until she is able to get to her friend's house.
As their paths begin to cross more frequently Sophie begins to confide in him more and more and both their lives change dramatically as they learn to trust each other.
Dani's writing is so beautiful and subtly manages to move the story along without rushing it. As my daughter would say the characters had slow burn which is even more relevant in this story.
This is just lovely and enchanting and absolutely heartbreaking yet manages to have an uplifting feel to it too and I think the story of Ben and Sophie will stay with me for a very long time.
Just a warning you will need tissues for when you read this book. Another heartbreaker from Dani Atkins.

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About the Author

Dani Atkins was born in London in 1958, and grew up in the suburb of Cockfosters. She moved to rural Hertfordshire in 1985, where she has lived in a small village ever since with her husband, two (now grown-up) children, one Siamese cat and a very soppy Border Collie.

Dani has been writing for fun all her life, but following the publication of her novels FRACTURED (published as THEN AND ALWAYS in the US) and THE STORY OF US in 2014, now writes for work. Her third novel, OUR SONG, was published in January 2016. PERFECT STRANGERS, a standalone eBook novella is available from December 2016.

Connect with Dani on Facebook at or on twitter @AtkinsDani

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